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A joint project of the JCRC and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the June, 1967, Six-Day War, a transformative event in the history of Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish people. Surrounded on all its borders by Arab armies and threatened with annihilation, Israel emerged with a decisive military victory that included the recapturing of the Old City of Jerusalem. The victory led to a resurgence of Jewish pride, a strengthened U.S. - Israel strategic alliance, and peace with Egypt, and Jordan; it also resulted in unresolved challenges with which Israel grapples to this day. 

The JCRC's Israel Action Center (IAC) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington have prepared comprehensive resources to assist Jewish institutions and individuals in learning, reflecting on, and teaching about this pivotal moment. The IAC and Federation staffs welcome the opportunity to consult with your institution or group on developing programs or teaching these materials. We are also available to present educational programs in the Greater Washington, DC community. Contact us here.

In this toolkit you will find links to articles, books, interactive media, program ideas and opportunities for more immersive learning. We invite to explore each section: HistoryReflections (including analysis), Personal Narratives, Geography, and Arts & Culture (including Torah and other religious text study).

This toolkit can be used in many ways by different groups. You may explore on your own, or use the links in the table below for help designing programs and/or lessons based on the material.

  Lesson Plans Program Ideas

These resources will continually be updated throughout this year. We hope you'll visit this toolkit again and again to help you and your community study, honor, and debate the many topics relating to the Six-Day War. We also invite you to be a part of this toolkit. Please feel free to share resources and program ideas that you think would enhance this toolkit.

JCRC Webinar: Six Days, 50 Years, and the Future of Israel

On June 6, 2017, 50 years after the Six-Day War, Deputy Minister Dr. Michael Oren, a historian, diplomat, and current Knesset Member, joined the JCRC of Greater Washington to provide an in-depth look at the legacy of the Six-Day War and its implications for Israel's future. Watch the video here.


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picture by Dan Groover 

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