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From Grief to Gratitude: An Exploration of Voices from Israel, Yom HaZikaron to Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, with Dr. Rachel Korazim

Monday, May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Together we will remember the fallen who gave their lives in honor of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, and together we will give our gratitude for the blessing of Israel in celebration of Yom HaAtzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day.

On this sacred night, we welcome the amazing Rachel Korazim who will lead us in an exploration of the themes of memory, mourning, grief, and commemoration from the voices of those who live in Israel. Through poetry, song, prayer, and meditations, we will give space for grief, mourning, learning, reflection, and gratitude.

This event is in-person at Beth Israel, and free to attend. We encourage everyone to make a donation to our San Diego Jewish Federation in support of the ongoing partnership we maintain with our sister city of Sha’ar HaNegev as we dream and build of our bright shared future together.

Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She engages audiences worldwide through innovative presentations built around the stories, poems and songs of Israel’s best writers. Her thought-provoking talks open a window onto Israeli society, inviting listeners to engage with the country and its history in new ways.

Until 2008 Rachel was the Academic Director of Distance learning programs at The Jewish Agency for Israel, Department of Education. Born in Israel, she served in the I.D.F as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a PhD in Jewish education. Rachel was the head of the JAFI delegation to Canada. (1985 to 1988) This is when she became involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching.


Monday, May 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
858 535 1111