Reb Steve will Participate in the Annual Reading of Israel's Declaration of Independed
Beth Tzedec
Apr 18th 2023

On Sunday, April 23, our own Rabbi Steven Wernick will participate in a celebratory reading of Israel’s Declaration of IndpendenceMegillat Ha’atzmaut—at the Egalitarian Kotel. 

Every year between Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha'atzmaut, the World Zionist Organization holds a festive event of reading Megillat Ha'atzmaut at the Egalitarian Kotel. It is broadcast live in different languages to the whole Jewish world, their way of celebrating Israel’s independence and it strengthen our sense of Jewish peoplehood in Israel and abroad.

This event brings together Jews from all denominations and backgrounds, from Israel and around the world, ahead of Yom Ha'atzmaut to celebrate the Declaration as one of the preeminent Jewish documents of our time. 

The reading will begin at 11:00 a.m. Toronto time (6:00 p.m. Jerusalem time.) Registration is required to access the broadcast/livestream link. To register, visit