Zionist Council of NSW Announces Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron Programs



The Zionist Council of New South Wales is excited to announce the Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron programs for 2014.


Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut are the most significant occasions on the Israeli calendar. In Israel the entire atmosphere of the country is transformed to reflect the solemnity of Yom Hazikaron and, immediately following, the exuberant celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. With the assistance and generous support of its communal and corporate partners, the ZCNSW provides the opportunity for the community to join together to honour the memory of Israel’s fallen and to rejoice and revel in 66 years of Jewish statehood in Israel.


Yom Hazikaron


Yom Hazikaron
Israel’s Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror – Yom Hazikaron –reflects the connection between the establishment of the State of Israel and the sacrifices made by those who fought to ensure its survival. The tekes (ceremony) is a poignant and meaningful tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of Israel or as victims of terror.




Yom Ha’atzmaut Carnival and Concert. 

Yom Ha’atzmaut Carnival 4pm – 7pm

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Families and friends, please join us and experience the magic as we celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday. The ZCNSW have put together an exciting selection of fun rides, delicious Israeli food, entertainment and activities.There will also be community stalls promoting Zionism at its best through education and interactive activities.The carnival will take place at Randwick Racecourse (Alison Rd Entrance), is free of charge and open to all members of the community.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert 7.30pm

Following the carnival, the annual Yom Ha’atzmaut concert will take place in the Kensington room at the Randwick Racecourse with acclaimed theatre director Avigail Herman, arranging the show and a fantastic line-up of artists.

Showcasing the concert, and back by popular demand the band “Hamsa” (former members of Sheva) will bring the spiritual sounds of Israel and create an atmosphere of unity and peace, well-known international artist, Ilan Kidron with his band “Glass”, as well as the incredibly talented Miriam Leiberman with her majestic vocals.

The concert promises to have the audience up on their feet singing and dancing to the sounds of Israel.

We look forward to seeing you all at our events.

Tickets for the concert are available for purchase through Stickytickets.

For more information or to volunteer to help make this community event a huge success, please visit www.zionistcouncil.com.au or contact Executive Director Lynn Niselow on (02) 9360 6300

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