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Thursday afternoon/ evening – Times, road closures:

The flag march will be conducted on its traditional route, departing from the center of the city along King George and Agron streets before splitting into two, with men continuing through Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter and women continuing through Jaffa Gate before meeting up again at the Western Wall.
The closing rally will take place at the Western Wall starting at 7 p.m.
On Friday morning, festive prayers will be held there as well.

Davening on Friday morning at the kotel starts at 7ish – minyanim all around the kotel area.

A number of central events are set to take place on Thursday and Friday, including the Flag March, a “White Night” music festival for students, the Sunroot electronic music festival, state ceremonies at Mount Herzl and Ammunition Hill for Jerusalem Day and the Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel, plus tours, ceremonies 
a festival marking the anniversary of the death of the prophet Samuel.

The march passes the Great Synagogue at around 4pm if you want to join in.

During the march itself, anti-judicial reform groups will hold a protest march near the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, starting at 5:30 p.m.

From 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, the following streets and the roads leading to them will be closed to vehicles:
Ben Zvi, Bezalel, King George, Keren Hayesod, Agron, Yitzhak Kariv, King Solomon, Menashe Ben Israel, Khativat Yerushalayim, Ha-Ttzanhanim, Kheil ha-Handasa, the IDF tunnel, Haim Bar Lev southward and Sultan Suleiman in both directions.

During the march, the light rail will not operate at the stations near IDF Square and public transport in the area will take alternative routes.

Thousands of Jewish visitors are set to visit the Temple Mount on Thursday, with a number of Temple Mount organizations planning large visits to the site. The site will be open to Jewish visitors from 7:00-11:30 a.m. and from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

At 12 p.m., the Beyadenu movement will hold a flag march from the Jaffa Gate to the gates of the Temple Mount before conducting a visit to the complex itself at 1:30 p.m. The Return to the Mount (Chozrim Lahar) movement announced that it would march on the Temple Mount itself while singing, dancing and carrying Israeli flags, despite police bans.

Iriyah website:

FULL listing of information & events
 – CLICK on here for plenty of information from the iriyah website. 
Has plenty there! 

More events: 

Join us for a Pre- Yom Yerushalayim ramparts walk!
Wednesday May 17, 4:00PM
10 Nis per person- this is not stroller friendly
Register at

Just to explain a bit more about the Yom Yerushalayim program. The Tefilla is really beautiful, hundreds of people, lots of singing, overlooking the view of the Old City. The talk by Golda is fascinating – she was here in Israel as a seminary student during the Six-Day war. She has all the letters she wrote back and forth to her family in England and remembers with detail everything going on during that time period and the feelings in the air. It’s a truly eye-opening talk. All of this over your choice of iced coffee or Ben and Jerrys ice cream!!

Please note that this event is only for single women aged 18-30. 
CLICK on here for more on at the OU. 

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