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World Machal Yom Hazicharon Service Announcement  E-mail

TO ALL MACHALNIKS IN ISRAEL AND ABROAD                                                                29th March, 2015

MACHAL’S YOM HAZICHARON SERVICE
ON WEDNESDAY, 22ND APRIL, 2015

We shall be meeting at the World Machal Memorial to honour the memory of our 123 Fallen Comrades. Please do your utmost to attend this year’s Remembrance Service, and your friends and relatives are most welcome to join us.

THE SERVICE WILL COMMENCE AT 10.55 HOURS SHARP!

This year we have asked some of the children and grandchildren of 1946-48 Machalniks to participate in the ceremony, and also some Machalniks who have served in the current Machal program under the auspices of the IDF and Ministry of Defense.

Following the Memorial Service you can take the opportunity of enjoying a picnic lunch with comrades and friends in the picnic area of Sha’ar Hagai, in which case please bring you own picnic lunch

All the facilities and logistics for our service will be provided by Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael. In order to cover expenses, Machalniks and friends who will be attending the service are requested to make a donation to Machal of NS50 per person, for adults only. Payments should be made only in cash at the cashier’s table at the ceremony. Please be sure to have the exact amount of NS 50 available as finding the right amount of change may be a problem.

WORLD MACHAL WEBSITE – www.machal.org.il
New material is constantly being uploaded to the World Machal website, which is well worth visiting. If you have not already supplied your personal Machal story for uploading to the website, please send it in English to Doreen ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,), and if possible please also attach a photograph of yourself taken during the War of Independence. We have also started uploading to the Hebrew site on the website.

Machal can also be found on two sites on Facebook:
New Generation -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Generations-of-Machal/272679762744148?sk=wall
Machal Legacy -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/MACHAL-LEGACY/107041309317122

DOCUMENTARY ON MACHAL’S ROLE IN THE IAF IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE – ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BIRTH OF THE ISRAEL AIR FORCE’
Nancy Spielberg, sister of the film director Steven Spielberg, has produced an excellent film on the birth of the Israel Air Force, which includes interviews with 1948 Machalniks. The trailer for this 55 minute film can be viewed on: http://playmountproductions.com/ The film has been premiered and shown at numerous film festivals world-wide. It is currently being shown at cinemas in the USA. Hopefully World Machal will have the opportunity for a screening in Israel in which case you will all be notified.

THE MACHAL BADGE – The Machal badge is available at a cost of NS25.00.

VICTORY AND FIGHTER MEDALS (ALEH AND OT HAKOMEMIYUT) – If any Machalniks have not yet received the Fighter and/or Victory medal ribbons, please contact Doreen at Smoky Simon’s office (03-621-2724 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS - Please inform Doreen at 03-621-2724 of any changes in the above, and wherever possible, please also give Doreen your e-mail address so as to avoid the cost of mailing by regular post.

We very much look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 at this year’s Yom Hazicharon service, so please stay healthy, take good care, drink lots of water, and keep pedaling.


Sincerely,
Smoky Simon
for ISRAEL MACHAL COMMITTEE
(Sol Baskin, Murray Greenfield, Sol Jacobs, Zipporah Porath, Smoky Simon, Migdal Teperson, Joe Woolf, Tzemach Bloomberg, Doddie Gordon, Harry Shaer)