Yom HaZikaron

Tuesday April 13 (Erev) - Wednesday April 14

The Masa Yom HaZikaron Virtual Memorial Ceremony
On April 13, at 8:00 pm Israel time (1:00 pm EDT), the eve of Yom HaZikaron, we will commemorate IDF soldiers and victims of terror at the largest virtual ceremony for the Jewish world. For Israelis, this day is one of the most important of the year as we recognize those who sacrificed their lives for our great country. At Masa, we see it as our opportunity and responsibility to share the centrality of this day.

Our English-speaking ceremony is a chance for Jews from around the world to participate in a meaningful ceremony from a personal, communal and national perspective.

Over the past 12 years, Masa has held its annual Yom HaZikaron ceremony in Latrun, The Armored Corps Memorial Site. Despite the pandemic, we will continue our tradition of coming together to commemorate this important day by broadcasting the ceremony from Latrun on Facebook Live.

Wherever you are in the world, join us and the Masa Community for this meaningful event, which will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Our ceremony will commence together at the time of the siren of Yom HaZikaron in Israel, at 8:00 PM Israeli time.

Yom Hazikaron - A Virtual Memorial 
Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror. 

April 14
Wherever you are in the world, take a few minutes to stop and remember.
Join the Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program and the Soloway JCC for a meaningful memorial ceremony with the participation of members of the Israeli Defense Force, the Embassy of Israel, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Beit Avi Hai, local clergy and community lay leaders.  
(The event is accessible all day)

Yom HaAtzmaut

Wednesday April 14 (Erev) - Thursday April 15

PJ Library
Yom Ha'atzmaut Party: A Taste of Israel
Recipe Demonstration and Read-Aloud Story
April 11 from 3 - 3:30 pm
Join PJ Library to celebrate Israel's 73rd birthday by preparing a tasty snack of hummus in a bag and sharing a story together! Free activity kits with recipe ingredients are available for pick-up to the first 50 families to register. 

Israeli Brunch (Delivered!) with Keynote Speaker Rabbi Reuven Taragin
April 11 at 11 am
Join CBTO as we celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with a delicious Israeli brunch delivered to your door! We will also be joined by Rabbi Reuven Taragin, Educational Director of the World Mizrachi Movement, who will discusses "The Religious Significance of the State of Israel."
Free.Suggested donation - $10.
Israeli Brunch - $18 (with a $10 tax receipt)

A Global Celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day
April 15 at 7 pm
The Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod and additional partners
will host a one-hour virtual event to mark Israel’s 73rd Independence Day. 

3 Reasons to Register for this Global Celebration of Israel:
1. His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel will deliver his final farewell to the Diaspora community and viewers will look back on his legacy. 
2. Mark Wilf, Minnesota Vikings Owner and Chair of JFNA Board of Trustees will give welcoming remarks and discuss how his passions for sports, Israel and the Jewish community connect.
3. Amar’e Stoudemire, six-time NBA All-Star and player development assistant for the New York Knicks will join the virtual 73-hoops challenge with the students of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday.

Register here   www.jfeds.org/Israel73


Yom HaAtzmaut


Salute to Israel's 73rd Birthday! Yom Ha'atzmaut
April 15 at 7:30 pm
Join the International March of the Living as we celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday in a grand global
celebration! The program will feature:
• Intimate conversations with Holocaust survivors and their contributions to the State of Israel.
• Greetings from March of the Living alumni from over 25 countries around the world.
• Songs and celebrations with the National Israel Army (IDF) Choir, featuring Chief Cantor Shai Abramson.
• Special commemorative tree planting with March of the Living representatives from around the globe.
• Panoramic views of Israel’s natural beauty This International March of the Living program is
sponsored by KKL - Keren Kayement L’Israel.
Learn more about how to watch at https://www.motl.org/israel73.
Soloway JCC
Yom Ha’atzmaut - Celebrating 73 years of Israel’s Independence 
April 15 
Take part in Israeli-themed activities and workshops from all over the world online with the Soloway JCC. Visit here on Thursday, April 15, to participate.
(The event is accessible all day.)
For more information about the events for Yom Hazikaron or Yom Ha'Atzmaut, please Contact Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program Manager, Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com. 

Adath Shalom Congregation
Rabbi Ari Goldberg: Israeli Music and the Torah
April 18
10:30 - 11:30 am
Rabbi Goldberg will discuss the concept "If I am not for myself who will be for me?" How Israeli singers make their Judaism personal. Together, we will listen to four powerful songs that embody their creators’ quest to find personal meaning rooted in their Judaism. These songs can inspire us in our own searches for meaning. Translations will be provided.
This event is in honour of Yom HaAtzmaut.
Register by phone at 613-986-2803 or email president@adath-shalom.ca to receive Zoom information.

Yom HaShoah

Wednesday April 7 (Erev) - Thursday April 8

Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19
April 7 at 7 pm
Presented by The Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience, Rutgers University, International March of the Living and Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, in cooperation with the USC Shoah Foundation. The active participation of the medical community – those who took an oath to “first, do no harm,” – in the labeling, persecution, and mass murder of millions of those deemed unfit, represents one of the darkest periods not only in the history of medicine, but in the history of humankind. Yet, even in the darkest times, one can always find the light. Stories of physicians who remained dedicated to healing and saving lives prove that the power and privilege of medicine can be an inspiration to us all.

2021 International March of the Living Commemoration and Ceremony Yom HaShoah
Thursday April 8 at 10 am
Join the International March of the Living for a Virtual Commemoration and online memorial ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day led by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Holocaust survivors, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog, KKL Chair Avraham Duvdevani and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.
Among the Holocaust survivors participating are those who survived due to the selfless acts of medical professionals. Participants in the Virtual March from across the globe were filmed using innovative 3D technology so they appear to be marching along the traditional March of the Living route at Auschwitz – Birkenau.
As a tribute to the medical professionals who risked their lives during the Holocaust, numerous medical associations around the globe, including the World Health Organization, as well as those on the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 will participate in the Virtual March. Among those marching will be doctors, nurses and paramedics, officers and soldiers from the IDF Medical Corps and Home Front Command.
Also marching will be Israel’s Coronavirus Commissioner Prof. Nachman Ash, second generation to doctors during the Holocaust who is Page 4 of 6today leading physicians on Israel's medical front against Covid-19, Prof. Idit Matot, Director of Anesthesia in Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital and Galia Rahav Head of the Infectious Disease Unit and Laboratories at Sheba Medical Center, plus Magen David Adom Director
General Eli Beer and Haim Freund, CEO of Ezer Mitzion who will march with his mother, Holocaust survivor Tzipora Freund. The Virtual March will premiere Thursday April 8th on Israel media at 3:00PM IRL, followed by the global broadcast at at 10:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM CET / 5:00pm IRL

2021 Cross-Canda Virtual Yom Hashoah
Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm
Join Jewish communities across Canada on Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 PM EST to commemorate Yom Hashoah 2021, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a nation, we will once again come together virtually, to honour the victims of the Shoah and pay tribute to Canada’s diverse community of Holocaust survivors. The program will include special guests from the east to the west, poignant readings and survivor testimony, providing us with continued strength as Canadians during these unprecedented times.

Conversation with Major General (Ret.) Amir Eshel
Thursday, April 7 at 8 pm
• Defense Ministry Director General
• Former Commander of the Israel Air Force
• Leader of the IAF's Dramatic Auschwitz Flyover
"We pilots of the Air Force, flying in the skies above the camp of horrors, arose from the ashes of the millions of victims and shoulder their silent cries, salute their courage and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people and its nation, Israel"— MAJOR GEN. AMIR ESHEL
For more information contact: events@israelbonds.ca