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The Yoms

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We recognize the centrality of Israel to our identity and our people.

In that vein, we foster a deep commitment to, and lifelong relationship with, the State of Israel—including its language, culture, and people. We nurture ahavat yisrael/אהבת ישראל (love of Israel) through the study of Hebrew language and biblical texts and by the cultivation of a deep knowledge of Israel’s history, culture, and contemporary society.

At school, we observe significant Israeli holidays—the Yoms—as they do in Israel, with recognition and celebration:

  • Yom Ha'Shoah/יום השואה (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
  • Yom Ha'Zikaron/יום הזכרון (Israeli Memorial Day)
  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut/יום העצמאות (Israeli Independence Day)

We mark these days with school-wide guest speakers, music, special foods, and most importantly, the feeling of community.

Yoms 2024

The Yoms are one expression of our love for Israel. Click below to learn more about other ways we are connected to our homeland