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Stand Still: How Israelis Grieve on Yom Hazikaron

Monday, April 12th | 7:00pm CT (60 minutes)
Join our partners at Momentum as they navigate the complex emotions of modern life in the holy land with Miriam Peretz, who tragically lost two sons during their army service. Honest conversations with Cheryl Mandel, the mother of fallen soldier Daniel Mandel, and Israeli Army reservist Ariel Siman-Tov explore life and loss in Israel.

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Yom Hazikaron National Memorial Siren & Experiencing Israel's Greatest Moments 

Tuesday, April 13th | 12:00pm CT (90 minutes)
This English-language memorial tour is in honor of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The event will be led by leading curators and educators who will show and tell Israel's story from the early 20's to today, through Israel's wars, victories, losses, triumphs, dilemmas, and strength. For Israelis, and for us all around the world, this day is one of the most important of the year as we recognize those who sacrificed everything for the Jewish state.

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Worldwide Celebration of Israel's 73rd Independence Day

Thursday, April 15th | 6:00pm CT
With special appearances by Israeli Olympic gold medal hopefuls who are on their way to Tokyo this summer. Bid farewell to Israel's 10th President Reuven Rivlin as he completes his term. Produced by Jewish Federations of North America.

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Getting to Know Another Israeli Calendar: (Lag BaOmer) Bar Kochva and Friends
Messianic Moments in Jewish and Israeli History AND
(Jerusalem Day) Melting pot or Multicultural? Jerusalem as a Microcosm of Israeli Society

Wednesday, April 21 | 2:00pm CT (60 min)
In parallel to the traditional Jewish calendar runs the ‘Israeli calendar’, a series of national, cultural and memorial days that are unique to Israel society. Exploring this calendar monthly enables us to learn and reflect about the complexities of Israeli society. Participants will gain special access to items from The National Library of Israel archive, contemporary sources and guest speakers such as NLI experts, Israeli authors and social activists. 

Each session will highlight one content area and introduce a certain pedagogic tool or framework that educators can experience as learners and in turn implement in their work with their students and congregants:

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The Art of Leaving: A Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

Thursday, April 29 | 1:00pm CT
Acclaimed Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari knows first-hand the challenges faced by immigrants, as the child of a Yemenite family in Israel and as an author writing about her homeland in English, her second language. Join her and Prof. Miriyam Glazer, as they discuss growing up Mizrahi in Israel, and re-finding and reclaiming that identity through writing and extensive research into Yemeni culture and traditions. In the discussion, they will also explore how a writer's cultural background, mother tongue, and origins influence and inform her writing, in terms of both content and style.

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Private Tours of Beit Hatfutsot

By appointment 
In the online live 45-minute session, your group can tour the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv with a museum educator from the comfort of a smartphone or computer. Participate in a fascinating and interactive tour of Hallelujah! Assemble, Pray, Study – Synagogues Past and Present, with optional pre- and post-tour lessons.

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On-Demand Conversations

Translating a New Generation of Israeli Authors

The Tel Aviv Review of Books and Jerusalism are excited to present a special online event featuring TARB editor Olga Kirschbaum in conversation with Man Booker Prize-winning translator Jessica Cohen. The conversation will focus on Jessica’s experiences translating a new generation of Israeli authors.
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Exodus of the Ethiopian Community to Israel

Learn about the Ethiopian community in Israel, in a discussion with Zehava Tesfay, Director of Shlichut for UJA-Federation of New York. Hosted & Facilitated by Or Adi, World Zionist Organization Director of the Department for Diaspora Affairs.
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In Conversation with Lucy Aharish and Tzachi Halevy

Israeli celebrity couple Lucy Aharish (Israel’s first Arab Muslim primetime news anchor) and Tzachi Halevy (star of the hit Netflix series Fauda) join Hillel @ Home to discuss how they have used their platforms to break barriers and promote pluralism and interdenominational openness in Israel’s public agenda.
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In Conversation with Natan Sharansky

The iCenter co-sponsored an interactive, inspiring conversation with Natan Sharansky, past Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, human rights activist, and author. Hear his story, presented by Unpacked Media, and learn about Soviet Jewry and Jewish unity in history.
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Noa (Achinoam Nini) Home Concert of 4th Album "Calling"

Israeli singer-songwriter and activist Noa streamed live with Gil Dor, Gadi Seri, and Or Lubianiker.
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