The Yoms
(The Days) 2024

Celebrate. Commemorate. Connect. B’yachad (Together).

The Pozez JCC, in partnership with community organizations, have organized a group of programs in May that recognize both the joyful and the deeply emotional holidays observed in celebration and commemoration of Israel and our People. We hope you will join us to find your connection to each other and to Israel throughout the month.

Hosted throughout the month of May

Zikaron BaSalon (Memories in the Living Room)

For Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated on May 6th), the Pozez JCC is collaborating with Zikaron BaSalon, an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust through personal testimonies and intimate gatherings. During the month of May, we invite individuals and families to host meaningful discussions in their homes. Each Zikaron BaSalon gathering will be unique - reflecting diverse perspectives and personal reflections on the Holocaust and its lessons.

Monday, May 6, 2pm-3pm

Battles Over the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Memory Wars

In the aftermath of World War II, Jews and Poles formulated separate histories and memories of their wartime experiences. This talk will uncover one of the thorniest issues in memory politics. A timely, thought-provoking presentation and discussion.
jerusalem, western wall, temple

Thursday, May 16, 7pm

Zochrim: Community Commemoration for Yom Ha’Zikaron

Israel’s Memorial Day, Yom Ha’Zikaron carries a heavy weight this year as we grapple with the tremendous loss of countless individuals and the pain felt by their families. This commemoration will be an opportunity to come together to remember the fallen, express gratitude for their sacrifice, and seek hope amidst the sorrow. See the web page for Event Schedule and list of partner organizations.

Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm

Jimbo Jay: Music, Humor and Life in the Gaza Envelope

This versatile and popular Israeli artist who lives in the Gaza envelope blends rap, singing, and poetry to capture the essence of Israeli culture. Through his artistry, Jimbo addresses pressing issues with sincerity, turning them into uplifting and emotionally resonant songs.

Sunday, May 19, 11:30am-3:30pm

A Taste of Israel 2024

Celebrate 76 years of Israel’s independence! This will be a festive Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration with tasty Israeli cuisine, local entertainment, and a variety of fun activities. A family-friendly event for all ages. Free admission, kosher food available for purchase.

Thursday, May 23, 7pm

Pages & Perspectives: Book Club

Join our book club as we dive into "Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth." Explore the complexities and richness of Israeli culture and history in an engaging discussion with fellow readers.