Amidst Celebrations of Israel’s Independence, Students Remember Kidnapped Soldier Gilad Shalit

Over 1,000 students in festive blue and white dress crowded Lamport Auditorium on the Wilf Campus for Yeshiva University’s annual Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) ceremony. This year’s event, which took place Tuesday night, April 28, featured a memorial candle lighting by students who have served in the Israeli Defense Force and Sheirut Le’umi, Israel’s National Service Program, and a performance by the YU a cappella group the Maccabeats.