Yom Hazikaron / Yom Ha'atzmaut

Yom Hazikaron begins in the evening of Monday 27 May 2020 and ends in the evening of Tuesday 28 May 2020

Yom Ha'atzmaut begins in the evening of Tuesday 28 April 2020 and ends in the evening of Wednesday 29 April 2020

Tuesday Night 28 April at WPS
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut: Live!

Tuesday 28 April, 7.00pm 


The entire community is invited to join Bnei Akiva at a virtual ceremony for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut. Join the Chief Rabbi, His Excellency Mark Regev and Chazan Jonny Turgel for an inspiring evening featuring contributions from political and communal leaders.


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Yom Hazikaron @ WPS 2017 we were joined by Magic Moments


UJIA Magic Moments delegates from the north of Israel spent one week in the UK living in our communities and educating about Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s commemoration day for fallen soldiers.


Communities across the country welcomed over 50 Israeli teenagers as part of the programme. The young Israelis aged 15 – 17 come from the regions of Ma’ale Yosef, Merom HaGalil and Shlomi, all located along Israel’s northern border.


The teens spend the week leading educational sessions in schools and volunteering in their host communities. They also lived with local families and get to know what life is like for Jewish teenagers in the Diaspora.


The highlight of the UJIA Magic Moments programme was the Yom Hazikaron ceremony, prepared and led by the Israelis, followed by a Yom Ha’atzmaut party. The Israelis and the host community share an emotional, memorable event.

Yom Hazikaron / Yom Ha'atzmaut 

Israel's Independence Day is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the "provisional government" read and signed a Declaration of Independence in Tel Aviv. The original date corresponded to May 14, 1948.


Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers. The message of linking these two days is clear: Israelis owe their independence--the very existence of the state--to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for it.

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