Yom HaShoah/Yom Ha’atzma’ut, April 27, 2017

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Commemoration Day) and Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Israeli Independence Day) are sometimes referred to collectively as the “Yamim” (Hebrew for Days).  This Shabbat falls between the two Yamim, modern Jewish holidays created to honor watershed events in Jewish history.  On Tuesday night, we observed Yom HaShoah in Kenosha, listening to an eye-witness account of the Shoah from survivor, Estelle Laughlin.  Her remarks were both eye-opening and inspiring. If you missed it, please look for her memoir, Transcending Darkness, in the BHT library.  We will mark Israel’s 69thbirthday a few days after Yom Ha’atzma’ut, with a Shabbat afternoon concert of Israeli music on Saturday, May 6 at 4:30pm.  Join us for the new wave in contemporary Israeli spiritual and popular music with Mikolot Mayim, Rabbi Or and Feliza Zohar, from the Misgav Region of northern Israel.