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ISRAELDAYS 2021

 

It’s tough to visit Israel right now, so the annual IsraelDays series is bringing you a variety of online and in-person opportunities to connect with the Jewish homeland.

Join together as we commemorate those who have given so much and celebrate the vibrant culture, land and people who are ensuring a bright future for the State of Israel.

Yom HaShoah Virtual Ceremony
Shining Light on a Dark Past to Build a Brighter Future: From the Holocaust to Revival of Jewish Life in Hungary

Tuesday, April 6, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

A dynamic, virtual event to mark Yom HaShoah, commemorating the Holocaust in Hungary and exploring the resurgence of Jewish life in the heart of Europe.

Presented by Federation and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Hear a Survivor’s Powerful Story during Virtual Zikaron BaSalon

Sunday, April 11, 3 – 4 p.m.
Via Zoom

Our annual Zikaron BaSalon program, which translates to “Memories in the Living Room,” is going virtual. Take part in this intimate way to commemorate Yom HaShoah through a discussion with a local Holocaust survivor – told from their home.

Israel Race Challenge

Sunday, April 11 – Tuesday, May 11

Take a virtual journey through Israel as you walk, run or bike in one of four races over a 30-day span. All races are 100 percent virtual, which means you can run at your own pace whenever you want – even on a treadmill! Track your progress on our virtual course map and earn virtual badges as you go. Your $18 registration fee includes a race T-shirt, virtual map and finisher medal.


Yom HaZikaron Virtual Program

Tuesday, April 13, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Via Zoom

Honor Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror during a moving ceremony. We will hear from Palm Beach Synagogue members Harriet & Mark Levin about their son Michael, a Lone Soldier who was killed by a sniper in the second Lebanon war. Michael Levin was the personification of the word hero. This is an incredible opportunity to bring our community together to stand as one, even while we are apart, to recognize the sacrifices made for the Jewish state.

As part of commemorating this day, we will be sending you a link to watch the movie Beaufort, the powerful story of IDF soldier Liraz Librati, who was the last commander of the Beaufort castle before the Israeli withdrawal in 2000. This movie will be available to view April 11-14.

Celebrate Israel – A Worldwide Celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day

Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m.

Bid farewell to Reuven Rivlin as he completes his final term as Israel’s president. Enjoy special appearances by Israeli Olympic-gold-medal hopefuls who are on their way to Tokyo this summer and Jewish athletes from around the world.

Celebrate Israel!
Let’s Dance – Israeli Style

Sunday, April 18, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
 Via Zoom
Please note, the in-person portion has been canceled. Our celebration will be 100% virtual.

What better way to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day than with a day of fun and festivities:

• Show off your moves and learn new dances to Israeli tunes with the best MC
• Get to know and connect with your community
• Design your most creative Israeli sign and win prizes
• Play trivia, Pictionary, Name That Tune, and other fun games
• Join in singalongs to your favorite tunes
• Prizes/Giveaways & more surprises!

 

Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Live Virtual Tour of the Magnificent Hula Valley

Tuesday, April 27, 1 p.m.
Via Zoom

Embark on a virtual tour of the Hula Valley – a magical place of history, nature and miracles. You may see some of the most beautiful birds in the world, as the area has a unique place on a major migration route for birds traveling from Europe to Africa and Asia.

Please RSVP by April 26; Zoom link will be sent upon registration.


Closed captioning will be available for all virtual programs.


For more information about IsraelDays, please contact Jessica Fried at jessica.fried@jewishpalmbeach.org.


IsraelDays Chair: Shikma Araky-Cohen

IsraelDays Committee:

Chen Abraham
Bonnie Abramowitz
Natalie Barak
Hadar Barokas
Amy Bergman
Bruchy Cheplowitz
Jennifer Weems Escobar
Rachel Fox
Myra Gold
Melissa Hudson
Robyn Hurvitz
Marc Jacobs
Orly Jacobs
Carly Jacobson
Stacey Lampert
Ethan Levinson
Tami Lustig
Iris Milstein
Cantor Jennifer Duretz Peled
Judy Press
Noa Kamrat Pundak
Hayley Schapiro
Feivel Strauss
Lisa Tenenbaum
Wilma Turk
Marcia Weinstein

IsraelDays Community Partners:

Alpert JFS
Gardens Jewish Experience
Mandel JCC
Meyer Prep
Palm Beach Synagogue
Temple Beit HaYam
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth David
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth Tikvah
Temple Beth Torah
Temple Emanu-El
Temple Judea
Temple Shaarei Shalom
Temple Torat Emet

Thank you to our generous sponsors