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Mourn, Reflect & Celebrate Israel

Connect with Israel, the land, the people, the national observances

Upcoming Events

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) | April 8, 2021
Movie Discussion: Operation Finale
Wednesday, April 7 | 8 PM
   Come prepared to discuss the movie "Operation Finale," available on Netflix.   "Operation Finale" is a 2018 American historical drama that follows the efforts of Israeli Mossad officers to capture former SS officer Adolf Eichmann in 1960. Several source materials, including Eichmann in My Hands, a memoir by Israeli officer Peter Malkin, provided the basis for the story. The film is directed by Chris Weitz, from a screenplay by Matthew Orton, and stars Oscar Isaac (who also produced), Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, and Haley Lu Richardson, and (from Wikipedia)
 
A Personal Holocaust Story
Saturday, April 10 | 9:30 AM
   During Shabbat morning services, Yosefa Drescher will speak about her father's Holocaust story and how Yom HaShoah is discussed in Israel today.
 
JCRC Community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Sunday, April 11 | 1 PM
   Please join the 2021 Community-Wide Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. The keynote speaker will be Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel.
 
Modern Tribes of Israel: Descendants of the Shoah
Sunday, April 11 | 8 PM
   In her class, Yasmin will highlight second and third generation Holocaust survivors. All are welcome.
 
Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) | April 14, 2021
MASA Yom Hazikaron Ceremony in Latrun, israel
Tuesday, April 13 | 1 PM ET
   Watch this moving ceremony live on Facebook, to remember fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism in Israel. (You do not have to have a Facebook account to participate.)
 
Israel's Official Memorial Ceremony in the U.S.
Tuesday, April 13 | 7:30 PM ET
   Join us for Israel's official Memorial Ceremony in the United States for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror 
 
Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha'Atzmaut Transition Ceremony
Wednesday, April 14 | 7 PM
   In Israel, the arguably happiest day of the year follows the arguably saddest one on the calendar. For many Israelis, this shift in mentality is a hard one to comprehend. So, the concept of a havdalah (separation) between Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut was created. Join Yasmin to experience these uniquely Israeli emotions and learn about each of these significant days.
 
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Independence Day) | April 15, 2021
Yom Ha'Atzmaut with D.C. Shlichot
Thursday, April 15 | 7:30 PM 
   D.C. area shlichot will talk about their roles in the IDF. Register for this event please.
 
Aliyah and Service
Saturday, April 17 | 9:30 AM
   Josh Benadiva will join the community Shabbat morning to share his personal journey of aliyah and IDF enlistment.
 
Masterclass with Israeli Hip Hop Band, DC Shlichim and You!
Thursday, April 22 | 7 PM
   Be a guest artist at The Jewish Federation’s Community Shlichim’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut Musical Masterclass. Popular Israeli hip-hop band Jimbo J welcomes music lovers from our community for a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Hear from Jimbo, the band’s talented lead vocalist and writer, as he breaks down the process of writing and composing some of his most popular songs, and how pressing Israeli issues inspire his work. Register today!
   Jimbo will perform his hits live ("Asiti," "Matkot," "Hollywood”) accompanied by his guitar player Uriah Wiztum. This masterclass will combine theoretical and practical knowledge, and is intended for anyone interested in art and culture, whether as a listener or as a creator.
About the artist 
   “Jimbo J and Spa Band” are a poetic hip hop band from Israel. They play a mixture of old school hip hop and funk, with modern rock influences. While their lyrics are considered sophisticated, their show is full of high energy and groove. The band members are Jimbo – rap and vocals, Itay K – drums, Roy D – bass guitar, and Uriah “Fingers” – electric guitar.   
   All songs started as spoken word poems written in Hebrew by Jimbo, and were composed later by Jimbo and the band. The lyrics discuss a wide range of topics: the assembly line of life in Israel, the change of language and it’s meaning between generations, the outcomes of leaving the country side in order to live in the big city, the Israeli society collective memory and many more.
   Jimbo is an actor and a writer in the “Incubator theater company,” and one of the founders of the first spoken word label in Israel.
Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyyar 5781