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CT marks Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut

Honor Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks, and celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday at these virtual events. All events are FREE. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

Virtual Yom Hazikaron Ceremony
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will host a communal Yom Hazikaron ceremony for fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror, which will include a message from Meron Reuben, the Consul General of Israel to New England.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

Journey to Israel with PJ Library in New Haven
PJ Library of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will host an outdoor celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Children will be treated to a Story Walk, get stamps for a “passport”  and receive a goodie bag filled with souvenirs, and listen to Israeli music. Story Walks will be scheduled in 30-minute time slots to ensure social distancing. Jewish Federation is located at 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge. For more information, call (203) 397-7439.

Jewish Rock Radio All-Star Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration!
5:30 p.m. — JCC Stamford, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, and UJA/JCC Greenwich and many community partners will host a celebration of Israel’s 73rd Birthday with Jewish rock radio all-stars, including: Nefesh Mountain, Rich Recht, David Broza, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Josh Nelson, Rabbi Lisa Silverstein, Chava Mirel, Shimon Smith, and Laurie Akers. To register, visit ujf.ticketspice.com. For more information visit ujf.org.

7 p.m. — The celebration continues with a global celebration of Israel hosted by the Jewish Federation of North America. Join a Global Celebration of Israel presented by Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA). The program includes a farewell to Reuven Rivlin as he completes his term as Israel’s tenth president, as well as special appearances by Israeli Olympic hopefuls and many more. Attendance if FREE. For more information or to register, visit jewishtogether.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with fireworks in Bloomfield
B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield will host a socially distanced celebration of Israel Independence Day on April 17 at 8:30 p.m. Havadlah will be followed by a fireworks display. Arrive 15 minutes early to pick up your Havdalah candle and more. If forecast calls for inclement weather, check the BTS website (btsonline.org) by 5 p.m. on April 16. BTS is located at 180 Still Road, Bloomfield. For more information, call (860) 243-3576. Registration not required.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2:30 p.m.

Come Fly With Us…Over Israel!
Join us for an aerial flight over Israel with retired Israel Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Alon Moller, hosted by the Southern New England Consortium (SNEC) and Partnership 2gether with Afula-Gilboa. Attendance if FREE. To register, visit ujf.ticketspice.com. For more information visit ujf.org.

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