Upload Hatikva videos to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut
April 24, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
JERUSALEM – Jewish communities around the world are invited to participate in the fifth annual Live Hatikva event on Yom Ha’atzmaut (April 26) in celebration of Israel’s 64th Independence Day.
Participants are asked to videotape themselves singing the Israeli national anthem, Hatikva (The Hope), upload it to the internet and then post a link to the video on the Live Hatikva Facebook page.
The inaugural Live Hatikva event in 2008 broke the Guinness World Record for Most People Simultaneously Singing a National Anthem.
Israeli entrepreneur and philanthropist Galia Albin created the global singalong as a way to strengthen connections with Israel and Jewish identity through learning about the anthem’s history and significance.
“Hatikva bridges the linguistic and cultural gaps between Jewish people around the world,” said Albin, “and by creating this event we’ve connected people and communities that otherwise would never have met.”
One global Jewish community is showcased at each event: this year it will be broadcast live from South Africa and Jerusalem. The United States was highlighted in 2009, South America in 2010 and Australia in 2011.
For more information, visit www.livehatikva.org.