Diaspora Week is being held for the eighth time by the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism. The week began on Sunday March 19 and will end today (Wednesday).
During the course of the week, the Ministry conducted events and activities throughout Israel, in academic institutions, across campuses, in cultural institutions, and throughout the IDF.
The highlight of the week will be the main event taking place today at 7PM Israel Time.
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The week takes place following Government resolution 1656 on the subject of strengthening ties with Diaspora Jewry. In light of the resolution, Diaspora Week is held every year with the purpose of strengthening the ties and the mutual support between the State of Israel and its citizens with the Jewish people living in the Diaspora.
This year, Diaspora Week is being held in collaboration with AM”I ( a joint venture of MDA and Gesher organization) and various public bodies: the Ministry of Education, the IDF, local government, the Jewish Agency, pre-military academies, Masa, the ANU Museum, and others.
On Sunday, 19.3.2023, the 26th of Adar 5783, the government convened a meeting devoted to reviewing the activities of the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism.
On Monday, 20.3.2023, the 27th of Adar 5783, a special event was held at the Knesset on the challenges the Jewish community in Ukraine is facing. In addition, there was a discussion in the Knesset educational committee on the issues of teaching about the Diaspora in Israeli educational system.
Also, on the same day, a special event was held at the Presidential Residence, at which, the Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism, has presented the 'Diaspora Index' for 2023 to the President of the State of Israel, Yitzhak Herzog.
The highlight of the week will be the main event produced in collaboration with the Israel National Event and Ceremony Authority. The event will celebrate the idea of mutual support under the title “#FOREVER_AM”, and will take place on Wednesday 22.3.2023, the 29th of Adar 5783, at 19:00, at the Jerusalem Theater.
Click here to watch the event, which will be held in two languages, Hebrew and English.
Or watch the event at the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism facebook page.
Leading Israeli artists (Aviv Alush, Ania Bukstein, Shiri Maimon, Eliad Nachum, and others) will perform at the event together with artists from the Diaspora.