Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) 2017

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, Sunday 30th April, 2017 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, Monday 1st May 2017, 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 flag 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.

Wishing you Peace, good times, good health and happiness on Pesach and always!

Pesach in Netanya

The Spring Beat

Wednesday, April 12

Perfusion 6:00 p.m.
An African rhythm performance that brings the full range of sounds, colors and rhythm of Africa to the stage.

8:00 p.m. Rhythm Madness
Demente in an exciting and energetic performance of music, rhythm and movement using unusual instruments.


Thursday, April 13

6:00 p.m. To the Irish Beat
A group of musicians and dancers in an energetic dance performance that highlights Irish rhythms, tunes and dances.

8:00 p.m. Speed of Light
Pyromania in a visual multimedia performance that combines dancing, drums, juggling and acrobatics.
A powerful visual celebration of light, rhythm and movement.

Concert on the Grass

Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in a musical celebration for the entire family, right in your neighborhood.
Emcee: Orna Datz

Wednesday, April 12, Gan Hagiborim, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, Neot Shaked Commercial Center, 6:00 p.m.

Science and Astronomy at Planetanya

A demonstration of the magic of science, interactive drumming performance, workshops for children and lots of surprises.
New performance at the Planetarium: Two small pieces of glass – the invention of the telescope and discovery of distant worlds.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. * Friday, April 14, 10:00-2:00 p.m. * 168 Ben Gurion Blvd.
For more information and to buy tickets, call 09-7485760 or on the website www.planetanya.org.il

Celebrate Passover at the Museum

Thorough spring cleaning at grandma’s house: We’ll air things out, wash and iron together.

We’ll listen to a story with a historical flavor from the old and sweet sycamore tree and end with a workshop on how to draw items and objects from the museums collections.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 12-13, 3 McDonald St., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. * for children between the ages of 4-10

Information and tickets for only NIS 15 available by calling 09-8840020

The Museum is open to the public on April 12-14 from 9:00 a.n. – 12:30 p.m.
Spring Festival of Water

Story tour about the beginnings of Netanya and a look at an operational water well on Wednesday, April 12, Beit Habe’er (Well House) (17 Sokolov St.), 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Guided tours at: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., for only NIS 10.
For more information, please call 09-8329940


Israel’s Largest Mobile Amusement Park (like last year)

March 29 – April 18, 2017, University Square – Kiryat Hasharon
Sundays – Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fridays and holiday eves: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
aturday nights: until 10:30 p.m., Chol Hamoed: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Lots of rides for the entire family * Arts & crafts stalls, food stalls, and more.

A discount card for use on the rides can be purchased on site.

Free entrance to the area!

Entrance to all events is free, unless specifically stated otherwise.

* Playrooms and leisure activities for children will be available on Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at new Independence Square.



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