Saturday, April 22 Holocaust Revelations of an Ancestry Search 4:20 pm - 6:30 pm, at Temple B'nai Torah Dr. Michael Cahn will share his journey, beginning with a quick web search and ending on a museum stage in Wittlich, Germany. Hidden documents, a lost fortune, a long-forgotten relative and a magnificent German memorial are part of Michael's fascinating tale. Find out more.
Yom Haâ€™Shoah is a day dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. The name comes from the Hebrew word 'shoah', which means 'whirlwind'.
Sunday, April 23 Yom Haâ€™Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Holocaust Memorial Breakfast in Memory of Mel Wolf z"l 10 am - 11:30 am, at Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath, Volotin Social Hall Join us for a breakfast buffet and speaker (TBD) as we remember the 6 million lives extinguished by the Nazis during World War II. For adults and teens, 15 and older. Find out more.
Sunday, April 23 Continued... Yom Ha’Shoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration 10 am - 4 pm, at the Henry & Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity View the Holocaust Center's core exhibit "With My Own Eyes" all day. 11 amSurvivor Peter Metzelaar will share his childhood experience hiding in the Nazioccupied Netherlands. 2:30 pm - Survivor Henry Friedman will tell how he, his mother, brother and teacher were saved by a family in Poland. 3:30 pm - Memorial service and candle lighting. Find out more. Growing up Jewish in Hitler’s Germany 2 pm, at Congregation Beth Ha’Tikvah 1410 11th St. Bremerton, WA In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, author, Marga Steinhardt Griesbach, tells her story. Marga’s presentation is appropriate for most school age children. Cost is $2.00 to pre-register for guaranteed seats. (All proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity.) Find out more. Teaching and Learning with Seattle’s Shinshiniot 7pm, at Temple B'nai Torah Hear from Seattle’s Shinshiniot (year-long Israeli Emissaries) about their experiences this year. Find out more.
Monday, April 24 Zikaron BaSalon (Yom HaShoa Memorial Day Event) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at Seattle Moishe House (contact for NEW address) Join us for Seattle’s first Zikaron BaSalon Yom HaShoa event. Zikaron BaSalon is an organization which brings together young adults and Holocaust survivors in living rooms around the world to learn about and remember 6 million lives lost, so that such a tragedy may never take place again. The evening will include a talk by a Holocaust survivor, followed by an interactive Q&A session. We will also host a Japanese-American speaker who will discuss Japanese internment in Washington State during WWII, to provide a local example of man’s inhumanity against man. Find out more.
April 25 - May 5 Israel Through NYHS Eyes Online Israel is unique and special to each of us in different ways. Celebrate Israel and explore the Jewish homeland through the eyes of Northwest Yeshiva High School students, alumni, family and friends with daily posts on social media. Follow posts, find out more.
Friday, April 28 Israeli Style Friday Night Dinner Following Services at 7:00pm at Eastside Torah Center, Experience the land of Israel and enjoy a tasty Israeli style dinner with CTeen. For Teens 9th-12th grade. FREE Find out more.
Sunday, April 30 Yom Ha’Zikaron (Israel Memorial Day) Holocaust Memorial Annual Breakfast and Film Screening 10 am, at Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath (BCMH) Join us for our annual breakfast and a special screening of Keep Quiet, the powerful new documentary about a Neo Nazi discovering his Jewish roots. Open to men and women of the community. Register for free until April 24th. Register, or find out more. Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut 10:30 am - 2 pm, at Temple B'nai Torah Through worship, dancing and simulation exercises, we will observe a time of reflection for Israel Remembrance Day and then celebrate Israel's 69th birthday with dancing, song and food. Find out more.
Sunday, April 30 Continued...
Flower Arranging 11 am - 1 pm, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, sponsored by Hadassah Learn flower arranging tips and techniques from Fena Flowers, the firstplace winner at the 2017 Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Celebrate Israel Independence Day with blue and white arrangements. Cost $25. Find out more. PJ Library Song & Story Time 12:30 pm, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation Join the PJ Library and Herzl-Ner Tamid for an Israel-themed story time, including spoken Hebrew and an Israel-themed craft. For families with young children. FREE Find out more. Community Memorial Service 6:30pm-7:30pm, at Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) Memorial for Yom Haâ€™Zikaron put together by Seattle Tzofim. All are welcome (Israeli and American). Service in Hebrew with English Translation. FREE Find out more.
Yom Haâ€™Zikaron is a Memorial Day for soldiers who lost their lives in battle and civilian victims of terror in Israel since 1860.
Monday, May 1 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
Commemoration of Yom Hazikaron, Celebratory Evening Service for Yom Ha’Atzmaut Mincha 7:30 pm, program 7:45 pm, at Minyan Ohr Chadash Reception following program. Event sponsors include Minyan Ohr Chadash, Sephardic Bikur Holim, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, Northwest Yeshiva High School, and Seattle Hebrew Academy. Find out more. Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Celebrate Israel 7:45 pm, at Congregation Beth Shalom Joyful Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. Find out more.
Israel’s Independence Day is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel.
Monday, May 1 Continued...
Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
Yom Ha’Zikaron Experience: Stories and Songs of Soldiers 7:00 pm, at Congregation Beth Shalom Please come peruse our Yom Ha’Zikaron story-room and experience the music and poetry of soldiers; 7:30pm we will have a short ritual of remembrance before we transition to our joyful celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut at 7:45pm
Find out more. Yom Ha’Atzmaut House Party 7:30 pm, at Moishe House (203 NE 77th St., Seattle) Join Moishe House and Jconnect in celebration of 69 years of Israeli Independence. We will have Israeli music and dancing along with a full spread Hummus and Falafel Bar. We will start serving food around 7:30 with a short program about Yom Hazikaron after which we will go straight to the dancing and party. FREE. Find out more.
Tuesday, May 2
Yoga for Israel 7:00 pm, at Eastside Torah Center Join Israeli Yoga instructor, Ayelet Kapitulnik, and the Jewish Women Sisterhood for a very special evening, celebrating Israel through meditation and classic Hatha poses. Ayelet creases a warm and soothing environment that restores as well as invigorates the mind and body. And, enjoy a delicious date & almond smoothie on your way out! Find out more.
Tuesday, May 2 Continued... Community - Wide Lecture by Professor Jonathan Adelman: How Israel Over the Last 70 Years Went From Weakness and Poverty to Strength and a First World Country” 7:00 pm-8:30pm, Kane hall 130—UW Campus A professor of International Studies at the University of Denver, Jonathan Adelman is an internationally recognized authority in Middle Eastern and international affairs. He is a highly sought-after speaker on Israel and has written and edited 12 books… Co-sponsored by Hillel UW, Jconnect, AIPAC and JNF Find out more
Wednesday, May 3 Israel Story Live: “Melting Pot” Radio Podcast Show for Yom Ha’Atzmaut Doors open 6:30 pm, program begins 7:30 pm, at Stroum Jewish Community Center, Co-sponsors: IAC Seattle & Israeli Consulate to the Pacific NW With their unforgettable blend of radio-podcast longform storytelling, music, and visuals, the Israel Story team – Israel’s “This American Life,” brought to you by Tablet Magazine and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange – investigates Ben Gurion’s dream and Rivlin’s reality. They ask: whatever happened to Gurion’s simple, yet complicated notion of an Israeli “melting pot”? Tickets $20-$25. Dessert and coffee after show. Buy tickets, find out more.
Thursday, May 4 Brothers for Life 10th Anniversary Dinner Honoring Wounded Israeli Soldiers and Richard and Barrie Galanti 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St., Seattle Thank you for joining us for this special event in support of our beloved injured soldiers and honoring Richard and Barrie Galanti. Tickets $180. Buy tickets, find out more.
Sunday, May 7
Jewish Children’s Holiday Story Hour 11:30 am– 12:30 pm, at Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Rd., Issaquah Join our monthly Story Hour Club! This month we will be reading a story about the upcoming Holiday of Lag Baomer and Yom Ha’Atzmaut. We will be raffling off a story to a lucky winner! Make your own Israeli Flag, enjoy refreshments, sing Israeli songs with instruments and more. Please RSVP. RSVP or find out more. Israeli Community Picnic Noon - 6 pm, at Vasa Park, 3560 West Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue. Tzofim Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut with barbecue, bouncy house for children, beach games.
Find out more. Stand With Us: Annual Community Reception 6:30 pm—9:00 pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle Honoring representatives from three groups – all brave defenders of Israel: IDF reservists wounded in battle; past StandWithUs Northwest shlichim; and “lone soldiers” from the Pacific Northwest. And honoring Mayor Ed Murray for his ongoing support of Israel. Admission is $36; this is our annual fundraiser but there is no minimum donation. Register or find out more.
Lag B’Omer, celebrated the 33rd day of the Omer count, is a festive day celebrated with nature outings, bonfires and other joyous events.
Sunday, May 14 (Lag B’Omer) Lag Baomer Celebration (and Mother’s Day) Event 11am-12pm, at Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Rd., Issaquah Join us for a Lag Baomer Celebration! Come and enjoy a yummy brunch, Bon Fire, Smores, Lag Baomer activities, Mother’s Day projects, music, and more! $5 per person. Pay at the door. Find out more. Celebrate Israel 2pm - 6pm, at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue. Sponsored by Israeli American Council, Seattle. Celebrate Israel is an indoor, family-friendly festival that will include fun games for children and adults, a concert by an Israeli artist, food, beverages and a great atmosphere. Buy Tickets or find out more.