The Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony

April 13, 2021 at 10:30 am PT—Join hundreds of thousands of people from around the world in what is being called the biggest Israeli-Palestinian peace event in history. On April 13, 2021 at 10:30 am PT, we will gather to call for peace, freedom, and human rights for all. The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is hosted by Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle–Families Forum.

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Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, is a solemn day on which Israelis remember those they have lost in the years of war and conflict. Traditionally, the Palestinian narrative is erased, leading both sides into deeper despair. By acknowledging the pain of those living on the other side, the Ceremony offers us all the choice to walk a new path: the path of respect, equality, freedom – and ultimately peace. In this time of immense anxiety and separation, the upcoming Joint Memorial Day Ceremony offers hope for a better future.

Rabbi Harry invites you to join him AFTER the ceremony to share and process the experience.  

To Join Rabbi Harry online after the ceremony: CLICK HERE
Regular Dial-in: Call: 1 778 907 2071
Meeting ID: 870 2802 1233
Passcode: 443148

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