Yom HaZikaron/Yom Ha’Atzmaut

YHZ YHATzOn Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6 pm—the Victoria Jewish community will observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). Come join us at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St. and honour the soldiers who have served in the Israeli Defence forces. Afterwards we will celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday with “everything Israeli” from falafel, salads and dessert to snacks and souvenirs.
Featuring music by KousKous and Anabel Wind.

This is a FREE Event. Donations to help offset food costs are appreciated. Presented by the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Israel at 70: A Celebration


Wednesday, April 18 starting at 4:45pm at the Da Vinci Centre 195 Bay Street  (at Wilson in Vic West) — The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island invites community members to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence with an evening beginning with a Yom Ha’Zikaron ceremony followed by Yom Ha’Atzma’ut Festivities featuring a sumptuous Kosher Israeli dinner, music by the 7-piece Sulam Ensemble from Vancouver, a children’s choir, and Israeli folk dancing!

This event will take place at the Da Vinci Centre at 195 Bay Street (at the corner of Wilson and Bay). Doors open at 4:45pm. Tickets are now on sale and cost $20 each, $10 for students, and $50 for families.

Tickets are now available in Congregation Emanu-El synagogue office or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Yom Hazikaron (April 30) & Yom HaAtzmaut (May 2)

Sunday, April 30, from 7:00pm; May 2, from 5:30 pm

Yom Hazikaron is
remembering Israel’s fallen. The ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 30 – 7:00 pm
at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria.

Yom HaAtzmaut
celebrates the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 as
the country enters her 69th year. This event takes place at the UVic
Hillel House, 4012 Dawnview Crescent, Victoria Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 pm. Donations
of $5 to $10 per person suggested to cover expenses for this dinner

JFVVI Annual Yom HaZikaron- Yom HaAtzmaut Event

Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:30pm
at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria

The event will open with a Yom HaZikaron observance, featuring the sounding of the sirens, candle lighting and reflections, and prayers and remembrance for Israel’s fallen and those impacted by conflict and terrorism in the region.  Following the singing of HaTikvah (Israel’s National Anthem), we will celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with music and a Kosher Israeli-Style Falafel Dinner, featuring Falafel, Pita, Hummus, Israeli Salad, Halva, Bamba for the kids and more!

The evening will also feature a special musical performance by Josie Davidson.

There is no charge for this event, although donations will be graciously accepted.

This event is being presented by the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island with the venue sponsored by the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria.