Yom Haazmaut – Independence Day 2015, Netanya

Netanya celebrates Israel’s 67th year of independence and presents: The best stage in the country

Netanya celebrates Israel's 67th year of independence  and presents: The best stage in the country (Enlarge)

Winter Lake Park (Hashlulit)
10:00 p.m.
Berry Sakharof
Muki
Beit Habubot
d.j yahel

The new Independence Square
8:00 p.m.
Gidi Gov
Roni Dalumi
Children’s star, Shalechet with Nicki Goldstein
Pyromania – a performance with special effects from fire and multimedia
Taking Photos with Srulik the Sabra against Israeli Landscapes
Greetings from the children of Netanya on the screens in the square
Street performers in blue and white
Local bands

Rollerskating area (Shaked Promenade) 7:00 p.m.
Jewish music stage
Festive prayer service
Dancing with Nurit Greenfield

Yahalom Sportech, Kiryat Hasharon 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Jewish music stage: Festive prayer service
Moshe Datz and Hakivsa Shoshana
Gary Hamburgary, star of HaPijamot
Shay Hamber, local bands
Dancing with Yossi Nakave

Ir Yamim Mall, 8:00 p.m.
Hipazon and Zehiron
Yedidiah Vital, star of HaShminiya
Local bands

Gan Ovadia – Neot Ganim, 8:00 p.m.
Eliran the Clown
Adi the Magician
Kobi Reuven
Local bands

Free of charge – everybody’s invited.

*Free shuttle service to and from Winter Lake Park (Hashlulit) will be offered from 9:30 p.m. and through the end of the event: From the City Center (Teipei Restaurant), from the northern part of the city (corner of Weizmann and Sheshet Hayamim), and from the east side of Netanya (University Square)

* Free shuttle service to the Ir Yamim stage and Independence Square stage (Teipei Restaurant) will be offered at 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. – from Ramat Yadin-Dora (commercial center), Neot Shaked (commercial center), Agamim (Kikar Hashoter) and Galei Yam (Meditek)

*Shuttle service back from Independence Square (Teipei Restaurant) to the neighborhoods will leave at 10:30 p.m. and at the end of the events, shuttle service back from the Ir Yamim stage to the neighborhoods will leave at the end of the event


Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) 2015

Yom Hazikaron is the national remembrance day observed in Israel. National memorial services are held in the presence of Israel’s top leadership and military personnel. The day opens with a siren the preceding evening, Tuesday 21st April, 2015 at 20:00 (8:00 pm), given that in the Hebrew calendar system, a day begins at sunset. The siren is heard all over the country and lasts for one minute, during which Israelis stop everything (including driving, which stops highways) and stand in silence, commemorating the fallen and showing respect. The official ceremony to mark the opening of the day takes place at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the flag of Israel is lowered to half mast.

A two-minute siren is sounded at 11:00 the following morning, Wednesday 22nd April, 2015, which marks the opening of the official memorial ceremonies and private remembrance gatherings at each cemetery where soldiers are buried. Many Israelis visit the resting places of loved ones throughout the day. The day officially draws to a close between 19:00 and 20:00 (7–8 p.m.) with the official ceremony of Israel Independence Day at the national military cemetery on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, when the Israeli flat is returned to full mast.

Scheduling Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) right before Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) is intended to remind people of the price paid for independence and of what was achieved with the soldiers’ sacrifice. This transition shows the importance of this day among Israelis, most of whom have served in the armed forces or have a connection with people who were killed during their military service.


Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) Memorial Ceremony 2015

Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) Memorial Ceremony 2015 (Enlarge)

Women in the Holocaust and 70 years since the End of World War II

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the City Cultural Center

7:00 p.m. “Every Person has a Name”
Youth movement members read the names of those who perished

Exhibit entitled “Jadu, Julia and the Screen of Shadows” in the colonnade of artist Nava T. Barazani
8:00 p.m. Main ceremony in the auditorium

Attended by Mayor of Netanya Miriam Fierberg – Ikar

Host Avi Bettelheim
Cantor (Hazan) Shlomo Glick

Singer Orit Arieli

Lighting of memorial candles
Reader Irit Gidron
Musical Arrangement Dror Greiner

 

“She Only want to Stand in the Sun”

The “Ohel” (Tent) Theatre presents an original play by Amar Bookchin
Inspired by the fascinating story of female couriers in the Jewish underground during World War II
Thursday, 16 April 2015
5:00 p.m. at the City Cultural Center

Thursday, 16 April 2015
after the sounding of the siren at 10:00 a.m. a guided tour of the “Car in Commemoration of the Holocaust” will take place in the “Yad Labanim” Complex (Ben Gurion Blvd. corner of Ehrlich St.)

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