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JCC Association presents: Days of Memory – From Commemoration to Celebration

LIVE Online on Virtual JCC

April 13, 2021

Join @JCCAssociationofNorthAmerica and @VirtualJCC on April 7, April 13, and April 14 for “Days of Memory: From Commemoration to Celebration,” a free signature, three-night viewing experience featuring exclusive content created by JCCs across the continent for Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut.

This flagship program series to mark these Israeli holidays
uses storytelling, first-person accounts, music, and more to explore how telling and retelling is shaped by memory; transformed through commemoration; and, over time, shared in celebration.
Learn more & register for Days of Memory:

New to the Virtual JCC platform of the JCC Association? Register HERE

  • Yom HaShoah: Join us tonight on for “Yom HaShoah: Honoring Jewish Resilience and
    Storytelling,” part of the launch of JFest, at 8 p.m EDT. Tonight we will be featuring four
    international artist-educators in a roundtable conversation about storytelling and Jewish
    resilience. Weaving together inspiring multimedia from each panelist’s body of work,
    these artists will engage in powerful conversation about the importance of paying tribute
    and preserving and elevating cultural memory—from the past into the future. Marshall
    Duke, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, Emory College of Arts and
    Sciences; Jon Adam Ross, co-founding artist of In[heir]itance Project; and Helena Czernek
    and Aleksander Prugar, co-founders of Mi Polin, Warsaw, Poland will be together in
    conversation with Randy Ellen Lutterman, vice president, development and arts & culture
    at @JCCAssociationofNorthAmerica.
    Learn more & register:


  • Yom HaZikaron: Join us tonight at 8 pm on for the free event “Yom HaZikaron: The Power of Jewish Peoplehood Through Personal and Collective Mourning.”
    Solomon Shapiro, a lone soldier in the IDF originally from New York, will facilitate a conversation among three panelists including Alon Carmeli and Gal Carmeli, the father and sister, respectively, of Sean Carmeli; Hemi Goldin, a brother of Hadar Goldin, who
    was killed during Operation Tzuk Eitan in Gaza; the Jerusalem folk singers Tamar & Netanel, who will perform two songs; and Bat Galim Shaer, mother of Gilad Shaer, one of three teenagers kidnapped from a West Bank bus station and killed in June 2014.
    Register Now:


  • Yom HaAtzmaut: Join us tonight at 8 pm on to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s
    Independence Day. Our program will open with a virtual tour of the Peres Center for
    Peace and Innovation and an interview with Chemi Peres, the chairman of the Center’s
    board and the co-founder and managing general partner of Pitango venture capital fund,
    which invests widely in the technology field, from IT to medicine. We’ll also be meeting
    three of Israel’s social entrepreneurs whose work has advanced innovations in
    cybersecurity, agriculture, and emergency health care.
    Learn More & Register:

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Sep 1 – May 31
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