Israel's National Holidays Collection
The Jewish Education Project
The three Israel national holidays that fall on the Jewish calendar between Pesach and Shavuot - Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim - are especially unique. These days of commemoration and celebration are all contemporary; they were developed less than 100 years ago, in stark contrast to all other Jewish holidays originating in antiquity. They also reflect the intense highs and lows of the modern Jewish People’s experience. This resonates particularly clear this year as we’ve become exceptionally adept at balancing highs and lows, managing to celebrate and rejoice amidst loss. We have developed and collected resources which we are excited to share with you, a representation of wonderful, engaging and meaningful opportunities to observe and celebrate the miraculous modern State of Israel.
Commemorating Yom HaZikaron
Learn about the tradition of the siren and moments of silence in Israel on Yom HaZikaron.
Selected resources to help students understand Yom Hazikaron and how it is commemorated in Israel.
Like in Israel, you can use music as a way to commemorate Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day).
RE:GUARDING MEMORY is an interactive learning experience with sources, games, and more.
Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut
Videos and activities to teach early childhood learners about Israel.
Learn and Celebrate Israel at the same time - Learn-A-Brate!
Use these resources to celebrate the incredible, miraculous, beautiful and independent State of Israel.
Resources to explore and refresh knowledge of why, how, and when Israel became an independent state.
A virtual tour of Independence Hall, the site of Ben Gurion's announcement establishing the State of Israel.
Everybody loves a birthday party! Celebrate with these classic Israeli birthday activities.
Israel Pursuit connects your students with others from around the world, educates them about Israel’s history and culture and actively engages them in a competition for exciting prizes.
Amazing Israel Race is a fun competition activity that will take you on a journey across Israel!
Enrich your Israeli Independence Day programming with our extensive range of unique videos, posters, maps, games and more.
Ji Bytes Israel has 9 self guided learning journeys about Israel. An hour of uninterrupted learning, playing, crafts and more.
Interactive virtual games for teaching and celebrating Israel, perfect for remote learning.
Our 5-minute video exploring the creation and content of the Declaration of Independence
Exploring Yom Yerushalayim
A video that shares the many voices that make up the diversity of Jerusalem.
Travel through Jerusalem's rich history, culture and personalities using resource packs and lesson plans.