Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut Ceremony
Date: May 11, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community
Location: New York City
Category: JTS in Your Community
Tekes Ma’avar: Exploring Culture and Democracy
An ongoing tradition at B’nai Jeshurun, this moving ceremony marks the transition between Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. After the ceremony we invite you to commemorate this special time with us through song, conversation, learning, food, and more. Three breakout study sessions will be offered, one of which will be co-led by Katie Greenberg, a student of The Rabbinical School of JTS. The evening will conclude with an Israeli singalong and a dessert reception.
7:00-7:15 p.m. Maariv (optional)
7:15-7:45 p.m. Tekes Ma’avar
7:45-8:30 p.m. Parallel Breakout Sessions
- Rabbi Avi Killip: Democratizing Torah: Israeli Women’s Midrash
- Michal Heskelovich and Katie Greenberg: Beit Café Meets Beit Midrash: Secular Israelis and Their Quest for Meaning
- Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer: Songs of Ascent, Songs of Dissent in Contemporary Israeli Music
- Rabbi Jonah Geffen: Landrace Zionism: What Traditional Farming Can Teach Us about Cultivating a Nourishing and Sustainable Bond With Israel
8:30-9:00 p.m. Israeli Jazz and Dessert
9:00-9:30 p.m. Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer: Intimate Holy-Land Songs and Stories
This event is free. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
257 West 88th Street
New York City
Co-presented by B’nai Jeshurun, Congregation Shaare Zedek, JTS, Mechon Hadar, Romemu, and West End Synagogue.