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

Yom Hazikaron with the National Library of Israel

Selected resources to help students understand Yom Hazikaron and how it is commemorated in Israel.

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Yom HaZikaron - Remembering and Honoring Israel's Fallen.

Meaningful, appropriate and engaging pieces to learn and observe Yom HaZikaron.

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Army Radio: The Songs of Fallen Soldiers

Like in Israel, you can use music as a way to commemorate Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day).

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RE:GUARDING MEMORY is an interactive learning experience with sources, games, and more.

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A Face. A Memory. A Day

An artistic commemorative initiative which transforms memories from the lives of fallen IDF soldiers into animation films.

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Taste of Memories logo

Commemorate Yom HaZikaron by connecting with a bereaved family through cooking and food.

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Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut

Shalom Sesame: Grover Visits Jerusalem

Videos and activities to teach early childhood learners about Israel.

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Educational Activities to Learn-A-Brate Israel

Learn and Celebrate Israel at the same time - Learn-A-Brate!

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Exploring Israel Ba'Bayit - At Home With Family

These resources are perfect for families to explore Israel together.

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Israel: Background and Foundation

Resources to explore and refresh knowledge of why, how, and when Israel became an independent state.

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Israel on Jigzi

All the games, resources and videos your children need to learn about Israel including on Yom Haatzmaut, Yom Hazikaron & Yom Yerushalayim. Jigzi - Joyful Jewish Learning on any device!

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Israel Independence Hall with Israel flag and Herzl photo

A virtual tour of Independence Hall, the site of Ben Gurion's announcement establishing the State of Israel.

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UJIA Yom Ha'Atzmaut Icons

UJIA's collection of resources to celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut. 

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Days of Gratitude for Yom Ha'Atzmaut

A gratitude reflection in celebration of Yom Ha'Atzmaut.

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Israeli Birthday Party Games: Sibah L’mesibah

Everybody loves a birthday party! Celebrate with these classic Israeli birthday activities.

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Woman holding Israeli flag

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.

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Encountering Israel’s Declaration of Independence

Explore Israel's core values and aspirations through its Declaration of Independence.

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Amazing Israel Race

Amazing Israel Race is a fun competition activity that will take you on a journey across Israel!

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Yom Ha'atzmaut with the National Library of Israel

Enrich your Israeli Independence Day programming with our extensive range of unique videos, posters, maps, games and more.

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Encountering Israel’s Declaration of Independence

Explore Israel's core values and aspirations through its Declaration of Independence.

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Learn & Celebrate Israel: A collection of interactive virtual games

Interactive virtual games for teaching and celebrating Israel, perfect for remote learning.

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Upcycled Fabric Israeli Flag

Create a beautiful and meaningful Israeli flag in the classroom with a communal upcycling project.

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How Israel Created Its Declaration of Independence

Our 5-minute video exploring the creation and content of the Declaration of Independence

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Israeli Independence Activity Guide

Six pages of classroom projects to engage with the Declaration of Independence.

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Exploring Yom Yerushalayim

Kotel - Jerusalem

A video that shares the many voices that make up the diversity of Jerusalem.

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Yom Yerushalayim with the National Library of Israel

Travel through Jerusalem's rich history, culture and personalities using resource packs and lesson plans.

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Jerusalem Old City

An ultra-high-definition gigapixel image of Jerusalem's Old City, perfect for a virtual tour with your classroom.

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City of David

Travel through time in the ancient City of David in a 360 virtual tour

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