What are these modern national Jewish holidays?

Yom Hashoah was created by the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) to remember the approximately six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Learn more about Bet Torah’s commemorations.

Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israel Independence Day, marks the declaration of the existence of the modern Jewish State of Israel in 1948. It is preceded in Israel by Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli version of Memorial Day, set aside to remember the fallen soldiers who have given their lives defending Israel since its establishment. Learn more about Bet Torah’s commemoration and celebration.

When are these holidays in 2021?

Yom Hashoah begins Wednesday evening, April 7, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, April 8.

Yom Hazikaron begins Tuesday evening, April 13, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, April 14. Yom Ha’atzmaut begins Wednesday evening, April 14, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, April 15.