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Yom HaAtzmaut

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Yom HaAtzmaut
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We invite you to join us virtually for our educational electives to delve deeper into the meaning of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), to celebrate with us at a KULANU concert, and to test your knowledge of Israeli trivia!

6-6:45 PM | Educational Electives

7-8 PM | KULANU: A Community Concert
With opening remarks from Gilad Katz, Consul General of Israel to the Southwest
In partnership with: Congregation Agudas Achim, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Beth Shalom, Congregation Kol Halev, Congregation Shalom Rav, Congregation Shir Ami, Congregation Tiferet Israel, Chaverim B’Kavanah, Congregation Havurah Shalom, Israeli-American Council and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest

8:15 PM | Israeli Trivia, Hosted by YAD (Adults Only)

The educational electives are listed below. You will choose one to attend upon registration.

Birth of a Nation
Daniel Friedman | Jewish National Fund (JNF)
Join us to celebrate Israel as Jewish National Fund’s Daniel Friedman, Director of Community Engagement, Israel Advocacy and Education takes us on an engaging journey from Herzl to trees to the Jewish National Fund and the current state of Israel! We will cover the entire history of Zionism and the founding of Israel, viewing the country’s miraculous founding from the unique perspectives of the Zionist movement.

The US-Israel Relationship: A Story that Defines a Movement
Rose Kreditor | American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Join AIPAC Southwest Synagogue Initiative Director, Rose Kreditor, as she takes us back in time to key moments that shaped the American pro-Israel movement. From 1948 to 2021 what are the stories that impower us, inspire us, and inform us to form a strong path for political advocacy? You will walk away with a sense of where we come from and where we are going as an organization. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the IDF & Didn’t Know Who to Ask
Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Soldiers | Israeli-American Council (IAC)
Hear from a panel of former IDF soldiers who served in a variety of units. Hear their stories and have a chance to ask questions about their experiences.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut programming is part of Shalom Austin’s Meaningful Month of April. Please see our offerings for Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron.


April 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alachua Nazarenko