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.

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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 KillipDemocratizing Torah: Israeli Women’s Midrash
  • Michal Heskelovich and Katie GreenbergBeit Café Meets Beit Midrash: Secular Israelis and Their Quest for Meaning
  • Rabbi Jessica Kate MeyerSongs of Ascent, Songs of Dissent in Contemporary Israeli Music
  • Rabbi Jonah GeffenLandrace 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.


B’nai Jeshurun
257 West 88th Street
New York City
(818) 919-4076

Co-presented by B’nai Jeshurun, Congregation Shaare Zedek, JTS, Mechon Hadar, Romemu, and West End Synagogue.