Yom Ha’Zikaron – Honoring Fallen Israeli Soldiers

Yom Ha’Zikaron – Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day
Monday, May 13
7:00 – 8:30 PM

The day before Yom Ha’Atzmaut is called Yom Ha-Zikhron, Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day. This solemn occasion honors their memory, acknowledges the grief of those left behind, and allows the community to find solace in our collective mourning. This day is dedicated to the memory of all those who have died in defense of the State of Israel since 1948 and of the Jewish yishuv in pre-state days. In Israel, an air raid siren is sounded early in the morning, as the entire country pauses to observe a national moment of mourning. This year, Yom Ha’Zikaron carries a heavier weight as the Jewish Community grapples with the loss of countless individuals and the pain felt by their families. We invite the community to join us for a communal commemoration ceremony, where we can come together to remember the fallen, express gratitude for their sacrifice, and seek hope amidst the sorrow. The JCC will hold a community led memorial ceremony (“tekes”).

The Weinstein JCC is hosting this tekes in partnership with Congregation Or Atid, Temple Beth-El, Keneseth Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Ahabah, Chabad of Virginia, the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, and the Israel Defense Force.

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