Join Israel at a unique event next week

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Everyone's invited (just remember to RSVP) - SA Jewry are all invited to attend a once-in-a lifetime- event for Zionism: Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country – right here in South Africa.The magnificent memorial is in honour of the 87 South Africans who emigrated to Israel and later fell defending that country. The event will be a who's who of South African communal leadership, families of the fallen and everyday SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA...
by ANT KATZ | May 03, 2016

ABOVE: This moving memorial video of Israel marking Yom Hazikaron since 1950 was submitted by JR Online’s Israeli correspondent Rolene Marks last year

The dedication ceremony will be held in the embassy compound in Pretoria. “We encourage all members of the Jewish community to attend this very significant event,” Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman told Jewish Report.

Construction of the memorial began last month and it features the names of each of the 87 South Africans. It will be officially dedicated on Yom Hazikaron.

The event is on Wednesday, May 11 at 09:30 for 10:00. There is no charge but booking is essential for security reasons.

Israel Embassy Yom1Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the heads of the SAJBD and the SAZF will be attending, as well as other members of the Jewish communal leadership.

Freeman told Jewish Report that they would like as many as possible among the SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA to join them at this momentous event.

Further details regarding times and to reserve a place (RSVP is essential by no later than May 6) click HERE or d[email protected]  which will open an e-mail window and send an e-mail with the subject line "YOM HAZIKARON" and provide your full name, ID number and a daytime or cell phone contact number. Alternatively, call (012) 470-3504’

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa is situated at 428 Kings Highway, Pretoria. Remember to take a photo ID with you and not to take a weapon.

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1 Comment

  1. 1 Allan Gale 05 May
    Detroit is very proud to have perhaps the only memorial monument to fallen Israeli soldiers outside of Israel.  It is located on the grounds of the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan.


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