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Hebrew Academy’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration

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RASG Hebrew Academy recently held its annual Community for Israel event, which included a Yom Ha’Zikaron commemoration and a Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. The Yom Ha’Zikaron commemoration honored fallen IDF soldier Benji Hillman and featured as keynote speaker Chaim Shacham, Israel’s consul general to Florida and Puerto Rico. Other guest speakers included Rabbis Schiff and Bixon.

Upon completion of a candle-lighting ceremony, the Israeli flag was raised from half staff and the Yom Ha’Zikaron celebration began with a festive daglanut (flag) routine, dancing, Israeli food, and an amazing fireworks show.

Students perform a festive daglanut routine.

Students perform a festive daglanut routine.

About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.


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“The observance of a kosher diet is a key tenet of Judaism, and one which no state has the right to deny,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union.

Two weeks of intense learning in the classroom about Israel culminated with Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Students attended sessions with their teachers and learned about history, culture, military power, advocacy, slang, cooking, and more.

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