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Israeli National Holydays: Jewish Space and Time in Israel

Hosted By: Central Synagogue

This two-part series will explore how Israel created sacred space and time in the early years of independence.

Today’s session will explore Mt.Herzl/The Mountain of Memory in Jerusalem, the place of national commemoration of the Shoah, the great Zionist leaders, and the heavy price of Jewish sovereignty. The next session on Thursday April 15 will look at the evolution of three national Holydays – Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikharon, and Yom Ha’atzmaut. The sacred space of Mt. Herzl and the sacred ten-day period are cornerstones to understanding the expression of Jewish sovereignty in Israel.

The fee covers both sessions.

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Mike Hollander

Mike Hollander, Israeli Tour Guide. For over 20 years, Mike has worked full time, lecturing, teaching courses to teenagers on long-term programs in Israel, as well as taking people of all ages around Israel. With a wide range of experience working with all ages, from individual family groups, through teenagers and university students, adult groups, political and business groups, as well as interfaith lay and clergy groups, Mike has almost 25-years experience working as an informal Jewish educator. In the spring of 2020, when tourism stopped during the Covid-19 Crisis, Mike began to develop virtual online journeys to various Jewish destinations in Europe and tours to Israel, as well as historical, political, and cultural presentations on Israel. He has delivered over 100 sessions to communities and synagogues overseas.
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Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue is a Reform congregation in Midtown Manhattan, and home to the oldest synagogue in New York City in continuous use.
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