laShoah ve-laG'vurah ( יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה ; "Holocaust & Heroism Remembrance Day"), observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews & five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany & its accessories, & for the Jewish resistance in that period.
In Israel, it’s a national Memorial Day & public holiday. Inaugurated in 1953, anchored by a law signed by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion & President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th is adjacent to Shabbat, in which case date is shifted by a day.
Beginning of New Hebrew month of Iyyar. Iyyar or Iyar is the 2nd month of the Hebrew year & corresponds to April or May.
Guest speaker will be Bat El Trabelsi, Shaliach is from Israel & serves as a resource to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, available to individuals, educators & organizations.
Israeli Memorial Day. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaZikaron according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom Hazikaron is normally observed on the 4th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaAtzma'ut, which always follows it) would conflict with Shabbat.
Thursday, April 19th
Yom HaAtzma'ut/ יום העצמאות:
Israeli Independence Day. Commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaAtzma'ut according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom HaAtzma'ut is normally observed on the 5th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaZikaron, which always precedes it) would conflict with Shabbat.
Sunday, April 29th Pesach Sheni/ פסח שני : Second Passover, one month after Passover.
On Saturday, September 3, 2016, Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky will be joining us to celebrate Shabbat with Temple Beth Ami. Rabbi Novitsky is the brother of one of our past Rabbis, Also Rabbi Novitsky, and he is coming to join us and help us celebrate Shabbat.
Please join us and help make Rabbi Novitsky feel welcome. A Kiddish will be served after the services. All all welcome. Tell you friends and let's have a good turnout for Rabbi Novitsky, Let us show him that TBA means The Best Around.
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