Jerusalem Day Events in Jerusalem. May 21-22, 2020
Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is the day that commemorates Israel’s re-gain of control over the city in 1967. It is celebrated every year in May or June, with festivities and events held across Jerusalem. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the usual celebrations, but adaptations have been made to assure that Jerusalem Day 2020 will be observed in spite of the coronavirus. From live broadcasts and virtual tours to Zoom concerts, here are the best ways to celebrate Jerusalem Day 2020 while social distancing!
Jerusalem Day Events- 2020
yom yerushalayim concert
United Hatzalah will live-stream a free Jerusalem Day concert on May 21, 2020. The organization has been on the front-lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, and organized the event to thank the community and celebrate with music. The concert will feature prominent Israeli musicians, including Chaim David, Shlomo Katz, Zusha, The Portnoy Brothers, Nuriel, and Naftali and Shlomo Abramson. The concert is free with registration and will live-stream at 8 PM Israel time/1 PM EST/10 AM PST, so wherever you are in the world you can keep Jerusalem in your heart.
Beit Avi Chai In Your Home!
One of the Holy City’s cultural hubs has launched a digital lineup of classes, workshops, lectures, discussions, and music available on their website, Facebook page, and via Zoom. Learn about the historical significance of Jerusalem Day while enjoying a virtual tour of the city from a local guide.
Central Thanksgiving Rally
This year, bring the rally into your living room with a live broadcast commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the unification of the city. Attendants will include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, the Chief Rabbis, heads of the local yeshivas, ministers, members of the Knesset, and various public figures. Performances will feature artists Ishay Ribo and Yonatan Razel. The rally will take place on May 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM Israel time with a live broadcast from the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva.
Don’t miss out on this fun lineup of events from Jerusalem’s best bars and clubs – bringing the city’s nightlife into your home with a variety of digital parties, performances, standup comedy, workshops, poetry slams, and more! Check the Shaon Horef Facebook page for more details, and prepare to party all night from 8 PM on May 21, 2020 until the sun rises over Jerusalem!
Jerusalem day opera concert
Opera lovers won’t want to miss this live broadcast on Kol Hamuzika from the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Center! Tune in on May 21, 2020 from 6 PM to 8 PM to enjoy some of the greatest composers, accompanied by the piano, trumpet, and oboe.