Dear Farber HDS Families and Staff,

We are excited to be celebrating Israel’s 76th birthday Monday, May 13th and continuing on Tuesday as a school and as a community. We are anticipating a fun and exciting time for our children.

Monday, May 13th - Yom HaZikaron

The Middle School and High School students will have a Yom HaZikaron program during the day.

Monday, May 13th - Tekes MaAvar from Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAtzmaut and Yom HaAtzmaut Student Presentations - 6:30 p.m. at Young Israel of Oak Park

6:30 p.m. - Mincha

Immediately following Mincha we will have:

-Yom HaZikaron tekes by our high school students

-a presentation by our students (K - 12) showing the power of Am Yisrael in hard times.

Our Ivrit Department - Morah Daphna Feldman, Morah Tamar Glazer, Morah Karen Orzach, Morah Chana Neubauer, Mr. Sharly Digadker, Rabbi Moshe and Shayna Davis and Rachel and Yael have been working very hard on this presentation and our students are excited to perform!


Following the presentation, we will have Tefillah Chagigit for Ma'ariv which will be followed by food and refreshments. We expect the food/dancing to begin around 8:00 p.m.

It should be a wonderful evening and a special way to come together and mark Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut.

Tuesday, May 14th Yom HaAtzmaut at Farber

We will begin the day with festive Yom Haatzmaut davening with Hallel!

Families with students in Grades 3 - 12 are invited to join us for davening in your student's regular davening places(3rd grade will be in the MPR with the 4th and 5th grade davening). We will then all come together in the MPR for dancing!

From 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. our High School students will have an Exhibit in the MPR depicting the communities around Gaza that were affected on October 7th. Please

Every division - ECC through High School will have learning, activities, games, and fun throughout the day!

There will be lunch provided for everyone!

ECC - Chicken Tenders

K - 12 - Schwarma

plus Israeli salad and other Middle Eastern food.

Regular dismissal times for ECC, Elementary and Middle School.

High School dismissal will be at 3:40p.m.

We are asking our students to come dressed in blue and white to both of these events. Girls may wear jean skirts, All other school dress code rules apply. 

We look forward to a wonderful Yom HaAtzmaut!

If anyone would like to be a sponsor of the evening, please speak to Moshe Davis, who can be contacted directly HERE or 917-575-3140.

Thank you for celebrating with us on this very special day.

Farber Hebrew Day School - Yeshivat Akiva | 21100 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076