Live Stream Masa Hosts Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

mon24apr10:50 amLive Stream Masa Hosts Yom HaZikaron Ceremony


April 24, 2023 10:50 am(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Masa Israel Journey will host the largest English Yom HaZikaron ceremony for the 15th year. The ceremony will honor victims of terror and fallen Israeli soldiers who gave their lives to protect the State of Israel. The ceremony will take place Monday, April 24 at 7:50 p.m. Israel Standard Time

Masa Israel Journey will hold their 15th annual Yom HaZikaron ceremony, the largest English ceremony in the world, at Yad L’Shiryon in Latrun, Israel. Jewish leaders and members of the U.S House of Representatives will join community members, bereaved families, and 7,000 others to commemorate the lives of fallen Israeli soldiers and Jewish victims of terror around the world. This year marks the largest ceremony Masa has ever held, and as we approach Israel’s 75th anniversary it is an important reminder that we are forever connected through our history and the safety and continued survival of our country. Eight wreaths will be laid by the bereaved families and members of the Israeli government and Knesset in honor of the stories that will be shared.

This year’s ceremony will honor the lives of Joyce Fienberg z”l, victim of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Second Lieutenant Carmi Elan z”l, Los Angeles born pilot who died in a training accident, Officer Shirel Aboukarat z”l, 19-year-old Border Police Officer killed by terrorists after making Aliyah from France, Michael Ladygin z”l Russian native who made Aliyah and was murdered by a terrorist in Ariel, Captain Alexander (Sasha) Schwartzman z”l, IDF soldier from Ukraine who was killed in battle, and Uriel Bar-Maimon Wolf z”l, Border Guard Officer from Argentina that fell during operational activities at the Erez checkpoint.

We will be joined by: 
– Masa Israel Journey
– Ofer Gutman, CEO of Masa Israel Journey
– Hakeem Jeffries, Minority Leader of the U.S House of Representatives, and 12 members of the House of Representatives
– Major General (res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel
– Mark Wilf, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel
– Eric Fingerhut, President and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America
– Julie Platt, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America
– Steven Lowy AM, Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Heysod-United Israel Appeal
– David Koschitzky, Immediate Past Chair of Keren Hayesod’s World Board of Trustees

This ceremony will also be live streamed on HaaretzThe Jerusalem PostIsrael TodayYnet, and Masa’s Facebook and YouTube.