Yom HaZikaron Memorial Day Commemoration

Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, stands as a poignant reminder for Israelis and Jewish communities worldwide to honor the sacrifices of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. Every year, but this year especially, it is important that we come together as a Jewish community in grief and respect, which is amplified as we mourn the devastating loss of countless lives due to the events that happened on October 7th and beyond. 

The connection between our community and Israel is profound and is essential to acknowledge and strengthen this bond. On this day, Israelis pause their daily activities for a two-minute standstill, marked by blaring sirens, to collectively pay homage to the fallen. This ritual, established by law in 1963, has evolved into a deeply ingrained aspect of Israeli culture, resonating globally. 

The Boulder JCC, in partnership with the Israeli American Council, is honoring Yom HaZikaron on Sunday, May 12 from 6 to 9:30 pm with representatives from the Israeli community leading everyone in song and telling personal stories regarding their experiences with a family member or friend who has fallen by war or terrorism in Israel. 

If you would like to share with the community about a friend or family member who has either been a soldier or victim of terrorism in Israel, please let us know about your person by completing this form

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