Yom Hazikaron – Israel Memorial Day – begins at sundown on Sunday, May 8. And communities all across Connecticut will mark the somber day with many poignant ceremonies. One of the most meaningful of these ceremonies will be held in West Hartford. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and Mandell Jewish Community Center at the JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., the ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 8, 7:30 p.m., and is designed to emulate similar ceremonies that will be held throughout the State of Israel.
In addition to songs, readings and personal remembrances, some of the evening’s highlights include:
■ Moment of silence in honor of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit
■ Presentation of flowers in memory of the fallen
■ Moment of silence and the sounding of the siren from Israel
■ Lighting of the memorial flame
■ Prayer for the welfare of the soldiers of the IDF
The evening will also feature a performance by seven teens who are members of “Beit Hamusica” – the House of Music. During the week, Beit Hamusica will also perform and offer instruction at several area schools, including Hall High School, Watkinson School, Solomon Schechter Day School, Beth El religious school and the Hebrew High School of New England.
For more information call (860) 236-4577