In Judaism, we so often blend the bitter with the sweet. We express this through breaking a glass at weddings, and spilling wine from our cups at Passover. Placing Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut side by side is another way of blending mourning with celebration, knowing that no moment of joy or sadness is purely one or the other.
This week was filled with mixed emotions.
It was an honour and privilege to share these events with our communities.
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Read all about it and more in this month's newsletter!
We united and paid tribute to Israel's fallen
This Yom Hazikaron we united as a community and remembered those who paid the ultimate price for our homeland.
A selection of readings entitled ?‘Voices of Hope’ were specially chosen by the Zionist Youth Council, to mark this milestone in Israel’s history. Through these words, we paid tribute to the thoughts, dreams and prayers of those who have perished and those they left behind.
To view photographs from the event, click here
We thank all our affiliates for their support, especially organisations such as Beit Halochemwho raise funds for the rehabilitation of the Zahal Disabled Veterans.
We celebrated 70 together!
It was a festive atmosphere at Huddle Park on Wednesday evening, as the Johannesburg Jewish community and friends of Israel gathered to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary.
It was an exceptional evening of entertainment and delicious food.
Read more about the evening here
To view photographs from the event,click here
In Cape Town, the gates to Ratanga Junction opened for Israel’s 70th celebrations and the children rushed through the walkways into the walled city under a sky of blue and white umbrellas and the pulsating sound of Israeli music. To read more about the CT event, click here.
The KZN community also celebrated in style with Israeli food and entertainment by Gilan Gork.
We partied like we were in Tel Aviv @ SUMO
Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations continued into the week with the annual Yom Ha'atzmaut After Party at SUMO, hosted by SAUJS.
This party is a fantastic opportunity for young people between 18 - 30 to celebrate Israel in true Tel Aviv style!
The celebrations continue with the upcoming culinary evening with top chef Yossi Elad
With restaurants like Machneyuda in Jerusalem and The Palomar in London, Yossi Elad has emerged as a key figure in Israel’s recent gastronomic revolution, relying heavily on seasonal ingredients.
For Israel's 70th celebration, the Israeli Embassy in SA is delighted to invite you to an Israeli culinary experience.
Yossi Elad and Gary Friedman bring you a
‘’A Taste of Israel’’.
Monday 30th April @ 19:00
Make your reservation today!
012 470 3513 | Pr@pretoria.mfa.gov.il
SAVE THE DATE: #YallaYebo Exhibition Opening
Calling on all photographic enthusiasts, join us as we engage in the photographic journey of our Israeli and South African Instagrammers.
Read more about the project here.
An evening of art, cheese, wine and good company!
Date: Thursday 31 May @ 19:00
Venue: FOTO ZA
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SA Friends of Israel Poker Evening
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