Monday, April 27, 2015

April Round up Part 2: Yom Hazikaron and Chava Achot

Yom Hazikaron 

Wednesday April 22nd was Yom Hazikaron, the memorial day for fallen soldiers in Israel. The Workshoppers participated in a national wide project called Zer L'Nofel (A Wreath for the Fallen). In order to limit flower sellers from profiting from families of fallen soldiers, youth movements in Israel hand out free flowers at military cemeteries around the country. This year, the Workshoppers participated in this project and were present in various cemeteries around the country.

Cliel and Shosh helping out with their ken. 

Chava Achot

Two weeks ago, the Workshoppers met their sister "chava." Chava is the name of the shnat hachshara (training year) of Hanoar Haoved. In between finishing high school and starting the army, Israeli teens can choose to spend a year volunteering. Graduates of Hanoar Haoved spend their year living in kvutza and doing messima, just like the Kaveret portion of Workshop. The Workshoppers and their Israeli counterparts will meet up several times, for shared meals and to learn from each other. Together, they will discuss growing up in the diaspora and growing up in Israel, and how this has effected their perception of being Jewish and Zionism. They will also be learning from each others' youth movements! More pictures to follow. 

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