Yom Hazikaron program Monday
WAILUKU - The Jewish Congregation of Maui will observe Yom Hazikaron, or Israeli Veterans Memorial Day, at 6 p.m. Monday.
The program includes a memorial service for the men and women who've died defending the Middle East country and spiritual home for Jews.
A Yom Ha'atzma'ut celebration will follow the service, which also marks Israel's independence since May of 1948.
A high-ranking Israeli official told Magnum photographer Robert Capa in the book "Israel 50 Years":
"By any logic, the creation of the state of Israel was not possible. It was born through a will stronger than reason, and grew through suffering greater than human beings are expected to support," according to an announcement of the service.
Organizers invite residents and visitors to join the celebration, which features Israeli music and $3 falafel sandwiches.
The Jewish Congregation of Maui is at 634 Alulike St. in north Kihei.
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Harp concert set for May 15
MAKAWAO - Harpist Tatyana & Friends will present "A Journey with the Harp 2011, Classical concert No. 1" on May 15 as part of the Makawao Union Church's yearlong 150th anniversary celebration.
There will be music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Puccini, Debussy and others performed by Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste on concert harp, Lisa Paulson, soprano; Karen Stavash, mezzo-soprano; Ruth Murata-Eisen, piano; Irene Chang, violin and Liz Gregg, organ.
The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the church at 1445 Baldwin Ave.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call 579-9261.
Mothers to be honored at service
WAILUKU - The Maui Evangelical Church will host a special service to honor mothers at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Communion will be given during the service. After church, members will provide a fellowship brunch to celebrate moms.
The church is at 256 Hina Ave. in Kahului.
For more information, call the church at 877-3163 or send email to email@example.com.
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