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Jewish Holidays

The Heart of Our Community

Jewish holidays give individuals and families the chance to come together to celebrate and enjoy our traditions. Check out our holiday resources below and you’ll find educational resources, blessings, activities, recipes and more! Come back as we’re adding more holiday resources throughout the year!

FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM

Passover

Passover is a Jewish celebration of freedom – the freedom of our ancestors who escaped slavery in Egypt, and all the ways we’re free today to enjoy life and to work towards more freedom for ourselves and others.

Events for connection

The Yoms (The Days)

This year for the "Yoms," Pozez JCC has planned programs throughout Northern Virginia as a month-long celebration and commemoration of Israel and our People. The programs include observation of these both joyful and deeply emotional holidays:

Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
Yom Ha'Zikaron (Israel Memorial Day)
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)
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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

YOM HA'SHOAH

Literally, "Day of the Destruction," also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, it memorializes those who died in the Holocaust. The observance was established by the state of Israel a few years after its foundation, in 1951. It was scheduled to be halfway between the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (the largest act of resistance by Jews during the Holocaust) and the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

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