Connecting our community to the people, history, culture, and land of Israel remains a core value of the Bender JCC. From lectures and dance to film, music, and art, the Center offers exciting, innovative ways to learn about Israel—past, present, and future.
Programs include the Center’s annual free Israel Fest, Israel-centric holiday celebrations and commemorative events, our Shlichut program, when a young Israeli comes to our Center as an Israel Emissary for the year, free lunch & learns, and much more.
Yom HaZikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day (from MyJewishLearning.com)
The fourth of Iyar, the day preceding Israel’s Independence Day, was declared by the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) to be a Memorial Day for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and for all military personnel who were killed while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces. Joining these two days together conveys a simple message: Israelis owe the independence and the very existence of the Jewish state to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for it. Click here to read more.