To commemorate Yom Hazikaron we welcomed guest speaker Orit Elkayam Cohen from Zionism Victoria, Jewish Agency Representative Australia & New Zealand. Sharing her personal story was inspiring to many residents.

Special guests Michael Cohen and Ms Mel Attar, Jewish Holocaust Centre Education Officer marked a respectful commemoration for Yom Hashoah this year. Residents lit candles to remember the 6 million Jews persecuted in the Holocaust and two Leibler Yavneh College students contributed to the event with some beautiful appropriate songs. Ms Attar spoke about the importance of education programs at JHC through COVID and beyond.

Zionism Victoria also provided a speaker for Israel Shabbat, which is a new Emmy initiative that celebrates Israel on the Shabbat closest to Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut.