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Meaning + Milestones: Spring Days of Learning

Two days of global learning, ritual, commemoration, and celebration

Two Days of Learning

Join us on April 7-8 and April 14-15 for two days of global learning, ritual and commemoration that reimagine and reflect on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), both days of meaning and milestones in North America and Israel.

Gathering, Meaning, & Memory: New Rituals for Remembrance begins Wednesday, April 7 with a global Hitkansut ceremony and continues throughout the day on Thursday, April 8 with opportunities for text study, conversation, and reflection.

Home/Land: Celebrating Israel@73 explores historic and modern perspectives on the State of Israel as we celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday on April 14-15. 

We are grateful to the Lazlo N. Tauber Family Foundation for their partnership and support of the Hitkansut program.

Yom HaShoah

Aug 28, 2023

Global community gathering including memory, music, and poetry to commemorate Yom HaShoah through a powerful new ritual.

Aug 28, 2023

A new generation of Jewish clergy and ritualists are using poetry and song as modes for reflecting on the Shoah and giving voice to its legacy

Aug 28, 2023

Michal Govrin shares the methodology and meaning behind the creation of Hitkansut, a new ritual for Holocaust commemoration

Aug 28, 2023

Erin Leib Smokler explores Hasidic responses to the Holocaust

Aug 28, 2023

Sara Labaton discusses models of Holocaust commemoration that emerge from the debate around when to mark the Holocaust on the Jewish calendar.

Aug 28, 2023

James Loeffler examines a previously unknown poem by Raphael Lemkin that allows us to move forward from memory to action.

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Aug 28, 2023

Having a Jewish State comes with great responsibility to Jews globally as well as the minority populations within its borders.

Aug 28, 2023

Three Israelis living in North America offer their ideas about what it means to celebrate and commemorate Israel from afar.

Aug 28, 2023

How have Israel's poets expressed the mission and vision for Israel as a State for the Jewish people and as a Jewish State?

Aug 28, 2023

Lauren Berkun, Elliott Cosgrove

What are the multiple ways that Diaspora Jews understand Zionism, and how does this diversity foster conflict and opportunity within the Jewish community?

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