When we think about Yom Ha-Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, we should not think of Yom Ha-Atzmaut by itself as a separate day. We should be thinking of the nine days that that build up to it. The nine days that include Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Day), Yom Ha-Zikaron (Memorial Day) and end with Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Day) of the State of Israel. We should think about the relevance of these days to all Jewish communities in and out of Israel, and relate to these days as a period and look at it as an ongoing process.

In this section you will find different activities you can organize inside your community during the “9 Days of We”





The Shabat between Yom Hashoa and Yom Hatzmaut.

Here we provide you with some ideas specifically for the Sabbat – 9 Days of We


Yom Ha-Shoah Activities

We provide you here with some deep information and activities, related with the Shoah, we choose to bring a very peculiar approach focused on certain values, in this case we choose to highlight the Community value during the Shoah.

Click here to open the Yom Ha-Shoah Educative Materials

Zikaron BaSalon

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Members of the community open their homes to carry out a night to remember different events
related to the “9 days of we” . The idea is to share testimonies that have to do with a history of
war or with a fallen soldier, stories of the days of independence or stories related to the Shoah
and Tkuma process . You can remember sad or happy moments but the idea is to do it in the
comfort of home and together.

We highly suggest to use theZikaron BaSalon Organization” materials and Ideas. (The website is in English, Spanish and Hebrew)

9 days of We Booklet