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Berkeley Community-Wide Yom haZikaron and Yom Ha'atzam'ut 5772

Berkeley Community-Wide Yom haZikaron and Yom Ha'atzam'ut 5772


Cosponsored by Congregations Netivot Shalom, Beth Israel, & Beth El

At Netivot Shalom (1316 University Ave, Berkeley)

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7:15-8:00: Commnal Ceremony Marking Yom haZikaron


8:00-8:45: Celebratory Ma'ariv(s) for Yom haAtzmaut!

1.       According to the Custom of Beth Israel: Social Hall (1st floor)

2.      According to the Custom of Netivot Shalom: Sanctuary (1st floor)



-       How Well Do YOU Know Israel? Israel Trivia

Trivia with Lenny Kristal (Sanctuary – 1st floor)


-       Becoming Necessary: The Potential Gifts of the Diaspora to Israel

A conversation facilitated by Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch (Classroom – 2nd Floor)


-       Some of My Favorite Israeli Songs!

A sing-along with Claire Sherman (Library – 2nd Floor)


Coming Early?

6:00-7:15: Playback Theater Presents: "Ma Nishma Israel?"

Ma Nishma Israel is a Playback theatre performance dedicated to conversation about the state of Israel. Audience members are invited to share personal stories and associations are related to their connection to Israel. Personal stories about: conflicted emotions, longing, connection, inspiration, disappointment, Jewish identity, values, community, peace, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hope, freedom of speech, home and family.


What is Playback Theater? Playback Theatre is an improvisational theatre based on audience members' stories. The actors and musician will transform these stories into theatrical scenes using movement, ritual, music, and spoken improvisation. The audience tells, the actors perform!



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