Yamim 2021

Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, together called Yamim, “days,” reflect the great journey of the Jewish people — from slavery to freedom, from victimization to sovereignty. Yamim are a deep expression of our people’s shared destiny and mutual responsibility; they are the thread that joins us together.

It has never been more important for Jewish Milwaukee to demonstrate that we are stronger together. Though we cannot be with one another in person this year, we hope you will join us virtually as we pay tribute to our past and celebrate the richness of Jewish life at these three meaningful events.

Pre-registration is required for all events.

Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 11
3 p.m.

Watch the replay of the Yom HaShoah commemoration.

Stand with the Milwaukee community in memorial to the Six Million and in remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and all resistance. This annual Yom HaShoah ceremony brings us together to remember and mourn the people and communities destroyed in the Shoah, to recognize those who resisted and fought, and to honor the survivors and preserve their legacy for future generations.

Special Guest: Dr. Alfred Munzer

Dr. Munzer, a retired physician who specialized in diseases of the lung, was born in the Netherlands during WWII and lost his father and two sisters in the Holocaust. He spent the first four years of his life hidden from the Nazi occupiers with an Indonesian family residing in The Hague. He and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1958. For the past eight years, Dr. Munzer has volunteered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, translating diaries from Dutch into English for a five-volume series called Jewish Responses to Persecution, and as a docent for the museum’s permanent and special exhibitions.

Yom HaZikaron | Israel’s Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, April 13
6 p.m.

Watch the replay of the Yom HaZikaron commemoration.

Join us in honoring Israel’s victims of terror and fallen soldiers and other Israeli security services.

Special guest speaker: Professor Hanna Yablonka

Yablonka is an Israeli author, historian and scholar. Born in Tel Aviv, she is a professor of Holocaust Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and staff historian for the Ghetto Fighters’ House. In 2002, Yad Vashem gave Yablonka the Buchman Foundation Memorial Prize for her book The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann.

Professor Hanna Yablonka will speak about the Last Descendants. The Last Descendants are those who were the only member of their family to survive the Holocaust and immigrated alone to Israel. At that time, Israel was only place to live life without fear. Later, these individuals lost their lives defending the State of Israel and the Jewish people, leaving behind no family and ending their family legacy.

Yom HaAtzmaut | Israeli Independence Day
Sunday, April 18
2 p.m.

Watch the replay of the Yom HaAtzmaut concert.

Viewing link will be available only through Sunday, April 25.

Enjoy Wisconsin’s largest celebration of Israel at a virtual concert live from Tel Aviv.

Special musical guest: Kobi Oz

Oz performed a 45-minute concert created especially for Milwaukee’s Yom HaAtzmaut celebration. Formerly a lead singer of the popular Israeli band the Teapacks, Oz is a beloved Israeli singer, songwriter and keyboardist.

Thank You to Our 2021 Yamim Sponsors and Partners


Cheryl and Mark Brickman
Betty Chrustowski
Robyn and Marc Eiseman
Idy Goodman
Laura and Menachem Graupe
Eileen and Glenn Graves
Moshe and Deb Katz / Atid Properties / YellowWood
Joan and David Kazan
Judi and Michael Ketten
Matt and Mara Kleiman
Donna and Leo Kleiner
Marlene and Marvin Lauwasser
Lindy and Josh Liberman
Rachael and David Marks
Felicia and Jamie Miller
Larry and Ronna Pachefsky / Mr. P’s Tires
Jeanette and Bruce Peckerman
Dan and Julie Rosenfeld
Jodi Habush and Dan Sinykin
Carrie and David Steinberger
Barbara and Marvin Tick
Julie and Yoni Zvi


BBYO – Wisconsin Region
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun
Congregation Shalom
Congregation Sinai
Hillel Milwaukee
Jewish National Fund
Lake Park Synagogue
Milwaukee Jewish Day School
National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee Section
Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha
Ovation Communities
Temple Menorah