Join Berkeley Hillel and The East Bay Jewish Federation's Yom HaZikaron Ceremony in commemoration of the ones who lost their lives in Israeli wars and terror against Israel. We will begin at 7pm with a Yizkor service followed by a guest speaker and a sing- along. The ceremony will be in Hebrew and English and is open to the public. Contact Einat for more information- email@example.com
Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha'Atzma'ut
at Beth Israel
(1630 Bancroft Way)
Monday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm
7pm: Memorial Service for Yom haZikaron
8pm: Celebratory Ma'ariv for Yom ha'Atzma'ut, followed by Yom ha'Atzma'ut celebration & light refreshments (Services conducted according to the customs of Beth Israel)
What's Up Israel? Israeli Improv with Playback Theater
at JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
(1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709)
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Israel's Independence Day is just around the corner, and we are preparing for a special Playback performance that is dedicated to your stories about...Israel, what else? What's Up Israel? is an improv that takes the stories and associations of audience members regarding Israel as the starting points for each segment. JCT views these shared memories and poignant moments as opportunities to reflect and expand personal stories while gaining another dimension of experience and mutual appreciation within a safe, honest, and uplifting artistic context. If you want to experience the most authentic and intriguing community Israel Independence Day event, mark your calendar for April 15th and join us at 7:30 PM for a festive night at the JCC of the East Bay in Berkeley. Contact Alli Axelrod for more information at 510-848-0237 x138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…