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10 days of celebrations, ceremonies and events to commemorate the days from Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).

Whether you live north, east, south or west – there is an event happening near you.

By attending an event, you become entered into a drawing for a flight voucher to Israel and experience in our partnership region. The more events you attend, the more likely you are to have your name chosen!


Key Days to attend:

Yom Ha’Shoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sunday, April 27) | Ceremony at The Tradition of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach) | RSVP Here.

Erev Yom Ha’Zikaron: Israeli Memorial Day Eve (Sunday, May 4) | Memorial ceremony and Israeli war veterans discussion at Temple Shaarei Shalom (Boynton Beach) & Temple Beth Am (Jupiter)

Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Israeli Independence Day (Tuesday, May 6) | Celebration at CityPlace (West Palm Beach)

Events are inspired by how these days are observed in Israel.


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Full schedule of events:

Sunday 4/27

On Yom Ha'Shoah, members of our Jewish community will read names of Holocaust victims for 24 consecutive hours.

9:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m. – Vigil and Name Reading – Temple Beth David (Palm Beach Gardens) – Honoring of those who perished in the Shoah.
12:00 p.m. – Community Yom Ha'Shoah Event Temple Beth Tikvah (Greenacres) – Exhibitions on Berlin Olympics, Liberation of Buchenwald, and more – Speaker, readings, music & memorial candlelighting at 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – PJ Library® Story Time – Mandel JCC (Palm Beach Gardens) – Reading of “Chicken Man” by Michelle Edwards – led by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries
5:00 p.m. – Dinner for teens and Holocaust survivors – The Tradition of the Palm Beaches – RSVP to shani.boneh@jewishpalmbeach.org
7:30 p.m. – Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Vehagvurah Main Ceremony – at The Tradition of the Palm Beaches – RSVP here or to mary.greco@jewishpalmbeach.org or call 561.242.6671.

Monday 4/28

8:00 a.m. – Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Service & Breakfast with IDF Speaker – Palm Beach Synagogue – Please RSVP to director@palmbeachsynagogue.com
2:00 p.m. – “Now and Then: Heroes & Myths through Israeli Songs” – Mandel JCC (Boynton Beach) – lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries 
2:00 p.m. – “Challenging the Myth: Is the State of Israel Really the Result of the Holocaust?” – Mandel JCC (Palm Beach Gardens) – lecture by Luis Fleischman, Ph.D.
5:30 p.m. – "The Courage to Remember" – Blake Library (Stuart) – Yom Ha’Shoah service with Temple Beit HaYam – Exhibit will include discussion with Cantor Emil Levy, Holocaust survivor & CEO of the Flame Society

Tuesday 4/29

12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Learn: Changing Trends in Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Remembrance – Temple Judea (Palm Beach Gardens) – led by Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik – Cost: $10  
1:30 p.m. – Movie Viewing and Discussion: Long Way Home – MorseLife (West Palm Beach) – led by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries – Please RSVP to abakal@morselife.org
2:00 p.m. – “Challenging the Myth: Is the State of Israel Really the Result of the Holocaust?” – Mandel JCC (Boynton Beach) – lecture by Luis Fleischman, Ph.D.

Wednesday 4/30

8:30 a.m. – “Now and Then: Heroes & Myths through Israeli Songs” – Federation headquarters (West Palm Beach) – lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries
10:00 a.m. – "The Opportunities in Obstacles: the Kaballah in Life" Temple Beth Tikvah (Greenacres) – lecture by Israeli Rabbi Eyal Reiss (from Tzfat in Federation's partnership region)

Thursday 5/1

11:00 a.m. – “The Opportunities in Obstacles: The Kabbalah of Life” – Palm Beach Synagogue – Rabbinitz Nathalie Riess (from Tzfat, a city in Federation’s Partnership2Gether Region in Israel)
12:00 p.m. – “Now and Then: Heroes & Myths through Israeli Songs” – Mandel JCC (Palm Beach Gardens) – lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries

Friday 5/2

12:00 p.m. – “Crossing the Line: the Borders of Democracy in Israel” – Federation headquarters (West Palm Beach) – lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries – brown bag lunch
7:00 p.m. – Service honoring Israel and the Mifgash Zikaron delegation (Israeli teens from our Partnership2Gether Region) – Temple Israel (Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach)

Saturday 5/3

Shabbat Shalom!

Sunday 5/4

1:30 p.m. – Yom Ha’Zikaron Ceremony, Panel of Israeli War Veterans, and Mifgash Zikaron teens from Tzfat  – Temple Shaarei Shalom (Boynton Beach) 
2:00 p.m. – Yom Ha’Zikaron, the Neshama and Yahrzeit from the Kabbalistic perspective – Temple Israel (Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach) – lecture by Israeli Rabbi Eyal Riess 
6:00 p.m. – Yom Ha’Zikaron Ceremony, Panel of Israeli War Veterans, and Mifgash Zikaron teens from Tzfat – Temple Beth Am (Jupiter)

Monday 5/5

12:30 p.m. – “The Law of Attraction: Relationships & Kabbalah” – Mandel JCC (Boynton Beach) – lecture by Israeli Rabbi Eyal Riess and Rabbinitz Nathalie Riess (from Tzfat, a city in Federation’s Partnership2Gether Region in Israel)

Tuesday 5/6

12:00 p.m. – Israel Lunch & Learn: Israel through My Eyes – Temple Judea (Palm Beach Gardens) – led by Gonen Arad, Temple Judea’s principal – Cost: $10
5:00 p.m. – Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration – CityPlace (West Palm Beach) – Traditional folk dancing, live music, arts & crafts, trivia and much, much more
7:30 p.m. – Blue & White After Party – The Backyard Bar (West Palm Beach) – Pre-registration is $10 (click here); registration at the door is $15.

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