Yom ha-Zikaron remembrance at JCC

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Remember and honor those who have fallen in the defense of the State of Israel or during acts of terror during a memorial ceremony April 30 at the Dwares Jewish Community Center.

Since 1963, Yom ha-Zikaron has been Israel’s official Memorial Day. Officially, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, Yom ha-Zikaron is the day when all of Israel pauses to pay tribute to the thousands who have been lost. In a country with mandatory enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces, nearly every Israeli has been affected by the loss of a family member or friend. Because of this, Yom ha-Zikaron deeply impacts all Israelis on a painfully personal level. 

Maayan Harel, who grew up in Rhode Island, will perform songs written by fallen soldiers and attendees will learn the personal stories of the songs authors. Matan Zamir, Israel’s Deputy Consul General to New England, will attend. The ceremony will take place 7 p.m. at the Alliance’s Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence.

For more information, contact Tslil Reichman at treichman@jewishallianceri.org or 401-421-4111, ext. 121.