Post 427: Memorial Day Events – Jerusalem Municipality, Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017, Yom Yerushalayim and the Light Festival and Israel Festival June 1 st to June 18 – Highlights:

At the end of April and during the month of May many Israeli national holidays and commemorations  are celebrated. The conclusion is Yom Yerushalayim and the Light Festival. Yom Yerushalyim and the Light Festival bring sizable crowds.

There are concerns about traffic and security.

FYI- the official state celebration for Yom Yerushalayim is slated for Sunday Night May 21st.The Old City and environs will be hermetically sealed as there will be many government officials/VIP’s attending. In a meeting

held yesterday with the producers it was demanded by The Old City residents that Shaar Ashpot be open for residents in both directions (left turn only).

Anyone with weddings that day will be able to make arrangements through the Minhal with the police to get in and out of the neighborhood.

This year the Light Festival (28/06-06/07) will not be entering through Jaffa Gate on Armenian Patriarch Road, but as it will be swinging down from the Mamilla bridge to Gan HaBonim and Shaar Tzion, the road will be closed.

The producers will provide golf carts to bring residents from inside Jaffa

Gate to St. James and right before Shaar Tzion (along the one-way part of the street) in addition to a cart from the Kotel area.

There will be golf cart from the Shaar Tzion parking lot through Shaar
Tzion (the crowds will not allow passage)

Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers in Jerusalem, Sunday April 30th.

The municipality of Jerusalem bows its head to the memory of the fallen soldiers of the IDF and those who lost their lives to terrorist actions.

Memorial Day Events – Jerusalem Municipality

  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    An evening of combat songs

    At Gerard Behar
    At the Gerard Behar Center at 930 p.m.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Ceremony for Israel’s fallen and victims of terror

    Hazefira 27 street
    at 27 Hazefira Street at 730 p.m.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Neighborhood Community Centers at 8:00 p.m.

    Neighborhood Community Centers
    Singing and musical pieces, lighting of a memorial candle, lowering of the flag to half-mast, laying of wreaths, and reciting the names of the fallen.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Remembering, singing, and retelling

    At the Sultan’s Pool
    Main opening ceremony – Sunday, April 30th, 745 p.m.In memory of those who fell in Israel’s wars and victims of terror. Marking the jubilee anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Singing in the Center at Safra Square

    At the Safra Square
    Presided over by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat
  • Monday, 05.01.17 09:00

    Memorial Day at the Monuments

    at monuments
    Memorial Day ceremonies at monumentsIn cooperation with the Jerusalem Brigade and school students
  • Monday, 05.01.17 09:15

    Memorial Day Ceremony at Safra Square at 9:15 a.m

    at Safra Square
    Presided over by Jerusalem Mayor Nir BarkatWith participation of *representatives of the underground movements, *the Nahal Brigade, *Seligsberg School students, *guests, *municipal employees

Dear residents, I am honored to invite you on this Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 19:45 for the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Hostilities, to be held in the courtyard of the Lev Ha’ir Community Administration, 42 Ohel Moshe St., Nahlaot. On this day, Memorial Day, we gather together to remember and remind the story of the lives of the fallen soldiers of Israel, heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for us, and to honor their families who lost their most precious. The bereaved families, residents of the Lev Ha’ir neighborhood, representatives of the Lev Ha’ir Police, Jerusalem Municipality representatives, representatives of the Jewish Agency and the community centers, members of the Lev Hair Community Council and the youth movements are expected to participate in the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, an evening of fighting songs will take place in the administration hall. Sincerely, Dr. Ofir Lang

תושבים יקרים,
אני מתכבד להזמינכם ביום ראשון הקרוב ד’ באייר התשע”ז 30.4.2017 בשעה 19:45 לטקס יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ונפגעי פעולות האיבה, שיערך בחצר מינהל קהילתי לב העיר, ברח’ אוהל משה 42 נחלאות.
ביום זה, יום הזיכרון, אנו מתכנסים יחד כדי לזכור ולהזכיר את סיפור חייהם של חללי מערכות ישראל, הגיבורים והגיבורות שמסרו נפשם למעננו, ולחלוק כבוד למשפחותיהם שאיבדו את היקר להם מכל.
בטקס צפויים להשתתף משפחות שכולות, תושבי שכונות לב העיר, נציגי משטרת לב הבירה, נציגי עיריית ירושלים, נציגי הסוכנות היהודית וחברת המתנ”סים, חברי מינהל קהילתי לב העיר ותנועות הנוער. 
בתום הטקס יערך ערב שירי לוחמים באולם המינהל.
בכבוד רב,
ד”ר אופיר לנג

Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic starting from 7:00 p.m. until 4:00am the following morning:

Hillel, HaHistadrut, HaMatmid Alley, Bianchini, Shammai, Rabbi Akiva, Meir Shaham, Menashe Ben Yisrael –  Gan HaAtzmaut crossing, Ben Sira, Yanai, Koresh, Shushan, HaSoreg, HaHavatzelet, Horkanos, Heleni ha-Malka.

Shuk Mahane Yehuda – Agripas Street will be closed from the Shuk Kanyon to Ki’akh Street.

Parking Arrangements

Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017
The Safra Square parking lot will be open to the public for free, starting from 7:00 p.m.
The light rail will operate regularly all night.
Intracity night line buses will operate with increased frequency until 4:00 a.m.
Drivers are requested to heed to all instructions given by police and stewards.
Any vehicle parking against traffic laws and in prohibited areas—will be towed.
It is recommended for those attending events to use public transportation.
In the event that changes take place, announcements will be made via the media.
Production: Culture, Society, and Leisure Council – Culture and Arts Division


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