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Yom Hazikaron Program and Knock Knock

Hosted by The J, Jewish Federation Israel and Overseas

Jewish Holiday
Yom Hazikaron
All Ages

  • Tue, May 3
  • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • The Berman Center For The Performing Arts


Yom Hazikaron Community Ceremony 

Featuring a Performance of the Play Knock Knock


Join us for a moving ceremony to honor the memory and legacy of the many Israelis who have fallen in combat or acts of terror. Led by youth from the Detroit Jewish community as well as past and present Shinshinim (emissaries from Israel), the entire community is invited to gather on behalf of the women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedom and security of our Jewish homeland. 


A performance of the award-winning play, Knock Knock by Niv Petel will follow the ceremony. Knock Knock describes the internal conflict parents face in a nation where children are destined to be soldiers from the day they are born. This heartfelt and insightful drama powerfully connects the audience to the Israeli experience.

Event Schedule:

6:15 pm The Berman Doors Open

6:30 pm Siren to Open Yom HaZikaron Memorial Ceremony

7:15 pm “Knock Knock” Performance, followed by Q& A with performer

*Masks required in The Berman*

Suggested Donation for Yom HaZikaron Ceremony and Knock Knock performance is $5-$18.

All donations benefit Or Lamishpachot, which is a non-profit organization for families of fallen IDF soldiers. The organization received the 2013 Presidential Award for Volunteerism for its unique contribution to social welfare in Israel.

About our sponsors:

SAJE is endowed by a generous gift from Cis Maisel and supported by Carol & Ronald P. Fogel, Sheri & David Jaffa, and Elaine & Michael Serling through the JCC’s Pillar of Light Program.

This program is also proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator. 

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  • The Berman Center For The Performing Arts
    6600 W Maple Rd
    West Bloomfield Township, MI, 48322, United States of America
  • Wheelchair accessible
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