Unpacked for Educators “Yoms” Festival

Hand-picked films and moderator guides to help facilitate meaningful and impactful discussion

Springtime in Israel is packed with celebratory and commemorative national holidays and events that are foundational to what makes up the fabric of Israeli society. 

“We curated this collection especially for educators,” says Avi Posen, senior director of Israel Education – EMEA, “to invite honest, authentic exploration of the meaning behind Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.” 

Jewish Resistance and the Holocaust explores different forms of Jewish resistance during and after the Holocaust, and can be used to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) .

When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope is the story of three war veterans and the sacrifices they made for their homeland, and can be used to commemorate Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron).

Four films that celebrate the innovation, leadership, diversity and culture of Israel are presented in honor of Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut):

  • The educational version of Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin 
  • Hummus! The Movie, on the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together 
  • Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front, a powerful coming-of-age story about five Israeli high school students drafted into the army 
  • Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, an uplifting documentary on Israel at the forefront of global innovation 

In the framework of the “Yoms” Festival, the films are available at 75-100% off, in edited, educational versions, with complementary guides.

Get the films here

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