Yom Yerushalayim was inaugurated as an Israeli national holiday on the 28th of Iyar, the Hebrew date on which the divided city of Jerusalem became one. It was fashioned to commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. Since then, the day has taken on significant symbolism for a specific ideological camp looking to celebrate the conquest over the West Bank/Judea and Samaria.
But the significance of Jerusalem goes beyond its unification in 1967. Jerusalem is holy to Jews, Christian and Muslims, and our Reform Movement, with 5 congregations and our Movement headquarters is at the center of creating and building progressive Jewish spiritual and cultural life.
Join us on Yom Yerushalayim with our Reform Movement rabbis, clergy and community leaders for reflections and discussions on this important day.
Rabbi Ada Zavidoff and Cantor Evan Cohen – Kehilat Har-El
Rabbi Levi Weimar-Kellman – Kehilat Kol Haneshama
Rabbi Haim Shalom - Kehilat Mevakshei Derech
Rabbi Tamir Nir – Kehilat Achva B’Kerem
Rabbi Inbar Bluzer Shalem
Rabbi Ezzie Endie - Kehilat HaDror
Rabbi Naama Kelman – Dean, HUC-JIR, Jerusalem
Dr. Michal Muskat-Barkan, HUC-JIR, Jerusalem