Am Yisrael Chai! On 5 Iyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), the State of Israel was declared. 5 Iyar has been celebrated every year since as Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day! On the Gregorian calendar, that falls on April 17, 2021. Because the holiday can’t conflict with Shabbat, Yom Ha’atzmaut will be officially celebrated on April 15, 2021!
- Our friends at PJ Library have a whole page of resources for families for Yom Haatzmaut! pjlibrary.org/
- The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education lookstein.org
- Stand with Us standwithus.com
- 70 Years of Innovation: Milestones in Israeli History | 21See
This video, created for Israel’s 70th anniversary, is a vibrant video timeline to watch and share in the celebration of the upcoming Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel Independence Day. Use it as a conversation starter around what surprised you, what were you proud of, what questions do you hold, and what are your hopes for Israel in the upcoming year.
- Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Israel | Gil Roeh-Zed Films
A 6-min entertaining video sharing all sorts of facts about Israel. Developed for Israel’s 68th independence, it is very relevant today. Can be used as an introduction or trigger; what did you already know, what is something new you learned, what would you want to learn more about?
The Israel Science and Technology
- What is Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day? here
- The best of Israel here
- Hummus in a bag video here
- Western Wall Live stream here
Articles about Israeli Innovative Responses to Covid-19
- Israeli Innovation During a Pandemic: How the Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) Platform is Helping First Responders Around the World | Times of Israel
This article can be used as a discussion-starter to talk about Israeli innovation and Israel as a Start-Up Nation, as well as a country that often jumps in first to help out others in times of emergency (see https://tomglobal.org for further info)
- Israeli Universities to Analyze 1000’s of Coronavirus Tests | No Camels
“No Camels” is a good site to read about Israeli Innovation. How Israel is working to get us back to work after stay-at-home orders, developing new types of testing, and more.