The ceremony took place at Binyanei HaUmah in Jerusalem and this year, it was attended by some 1,500 young women from Maagalim's centers nationwide.
Miriam Peretz lost her sons, Lt. Uriel Peretz and Maj. Eliraz Peretz, who were killed in IDF combat. Eliraz was killed in Gaza shortly after Operation Cast Lead. She told the girls about her ordeals, and how she coped with the loss of her husband as well. She was very moved by emotion and told the young women: "Each one of you should light her own personal light and raise it high. The nation that has daughters like you is blessed."
The event was also attended by Assaf Weiss, Maagalim's director; the Rabbi of Tzfat, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu; Nissan Slumiansky, Deputy Head of the Lander Institute; Dr. Avraham Lifshitz, who is in charge of religious education in the Ministry of Education and Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar.