Yom Ha'atzmaut 2021/5781

Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) marks the anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. We celebrate this incredible milestone in tandem with Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), as part of an acknowledgement of the sacrifices made in order to have independence. This year provides a unique opportunity to celebrate together as a global Jewish community—Americans, Israelis, and other Jewish people in the Diaspora. Join us for a week of programs celebrating and experiencing Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities as one community, more connected than ever.

Live Programming

Israel Is Food—an Israel Story Event
Mon, Apr 5, 8–9 pm

Hope Valley: A Conversation with Rabbis Haviva Ner-David and Danya Ruttenberg
Wed, Apr 7, noon–1 pm

Virtual Screening and Q+A: Shamir, His Way
Streaming Apr 9–16 | Q+A Thu, Apr 15, 3 pm

Zionism for the 21st Century: Building Up New Jewish Communities in Israel
Mon, Apr 12, 1–2 pm

The Israel Forum with Maj. Gen. Amnon Reshef: Lessons from the Yom Kippur War
Tue, Apr 13, 11 am–noon

Virtual Yom Hazikaron: Israel's Memorial Day Concert + Conversation
Tue, Apr 13, 8–9 pm

Celebrating 73 Years of Religious Diversity in Israel
Thu, Apr 15, 9:30–10:45 am

Corner of Broadway + Ben Gurion Street
Thu, Apr 15, 7–8 pm

The Musical Melting Pot of Israel
Fri, Apr 16, 2–3 pm

ISRAELFEST: 20s + 30s Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut
Sun, Apr 18, 10 am–12:30 pm + 2–4:30 pm

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Streaming Film

Virtual Screening and Q+A: Shamir, His Way
Streaming Apr 9–16 | Q+A Thu, Apr 15, 3 pm

Watch films on Israel Film Center Stream including classics like Sallah Shabbati and recent hits like The Cakemaker.

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Arts Performances

Koolulam
Koolulam is a social-musical initiative aimed at strengthening the fabric of society. The project centers around musical performances created by convening large groups of individuals to form a uniquely collaborative musical creation. Koolulam brings together people from all walks of life to do one thing: stop everything for a few hours and just sing–together.

Performances from the Zappa Club in Tel Aviv
View recordings of performances from Israel's Zappa Club 

Videos of performances

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Hebrew Language Instruction

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For Families

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Food + Cooking

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Social Justice

Videos + educational resources

Organizations to support

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Special Needs

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Tours of the Land

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Fitness + Wellness

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Fine Arts + Creative Writing

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Articles + Journalism

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