Commemorations and celebrations

MEMBERS of the community young and old will have the opportunity to commemorate Yom Hazikaron and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut through a variety of different events as world Jewry marks Israel’s 68th anniversary of independence.

Zionism Victoria, in partnership with the United Israel Appeal, has unveiled a schedule of events including a Blue & White Night, which will take place instead of the traditional Yom Ha’atzmaut concert.

On Wednesday, May 11, Blue & White Night will offer adults a new celebratory experience with music, dancing, a cocktail bar and Israel-inspired street food.

Zionism Victoria president Sharene Hambur said they recognised the community was seeking more targeted and interactive experiences for Yom Ha’atzmaut.

“We’re very excited to trial this new concept – a fantastic festive atmosphere for adults to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day together,” Hambur said.

Full report in the Australian Jewish News