April | Iyar, 11-13 April, 2021, Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Who We Are

Celebrate our people’s strength
for the betterment of all

This month, we celebrate Israel’s independence on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, and reflect on what it means to be a “light unto the nations” as both a nation and a global Jewish people. 

How can we make the most of our strengths, our glory, and our gifts — even (and especially) those that we’ve developed in the face of hardship — and share them with others? 

This edition’s activities are inspired by the following three blessings from the traditional daily morning liturgy:

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who girds Israel with strength.” 

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who crowns Israel with glory.”

“Blessed are You, G-d, Sovereign of the universe, Who has given us the Torah.”


Who Girds Israel
with Strength

On Sunday, we’ll define our strengths. In what ways have we harnessed our strength for our people’s sake and beyond?


Who Crowns Israel
with Glory

On Monday, we’ll examine what it means to be glorious. How do we balance what makes us proud with humility?


Who Has Given Us
the Torah

On Tuesday, we’ll celebrate the gift of Torah, and how it fortifies us.

The Power of Gratitude with Dr. Micah Goodman

Dr. Micah Goodman American-Israeli Philosopher Beit Prat - Israeli Midrasha