A day of celebration
Yom Ha’atzmaut is a day when we as a community, celebrate the miracle that is the State of Israel. Held on the fifth day of the Hebrew calendar month of Iyar, Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrates Israel’s independence in 1948. On this day, we affirm the central Jewish value of love of Israel, and take this time to recommit ourselves to supporting all of our sisters and brothers in Israel on their quest to forge a modern state.
Celebrations take place all over Israel and here at Yavneh College, it was no different. Today was such an incredibly exciting and fun filled day that was set off by our Tekes (ceremony), which included a huge ruach session of performances, a phenomenal flag parade and dance party, setting the tone for the rest of the day.
Our primary students continued the day in a myriad of activities including Mosaic, arts and craft, Krav Maga training, Israeli dancing, drama, hebrew and jewish studies and more. We were thrilled to also have our ELC students join us for our Tekes activities.
Our year 6-12 students also went on a special hike in the spirit of the many who walk the Holy Land on Yom Haatzmaut. They formed learning groups and discussed the challenge of navigating two homelands, in the light of the teachings of Rav Kook.
A great day was had by all!
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