As we approach Yom Yerushalayim, marking 50 years since the Six Day War and the unification of Jerusalem, you are invited to take part in a number of learning opportunities exploring the complexities of this day and its difficult historical implications. As Jane Eisner recently wrote:
…we must figure out how to hold two very different narratives simultaneously, even though they conflict at their cores. The Six Day War was an enormous military and strategic accomplishment worthy of celebration. And Palestinians continue to pay a terrible price for that victory, which we cannot ignore.
Please join our Israel-related programming in the coming days and weeks:

Dr. Yakir Enlgander
Saturday, May 13, lunchtime
Come learn over lunch with Englander, a Hartman scholar, former Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School and current VP of Kids4Peace International, a grassroots interfaith youth movement dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope among Jewish and Arab families in the Jerusalem region and in multi-cultural chapters here in the US.

Six Days That Shaped 50 Years
Wednesday, May 24, 9:30am – throughout day, UCLA Hillel
On Yom Yerushalayim, jump into one of four day-long Hartman iEngage conferences happening around the country exploring the legacy of the past and the future of modern Israel. More info/RSVP.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with R’ Brous
Monday, June 5th, 8pm, Pico Union Project
In their new book Kingdom of Olives and Ash, renowned novelists Chabon and Waldman team with big-time writers and the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, an org comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories. R’ Brous leads a discussion that includes Avner Gvaryahu from Breaking the Silence. Reception after. See calendar. Get tickets.