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The Journey to the Mizrah curriculum was created by JIMENA for formal and informal Jewish educators and was designed and written for middle schools, but can easily be adapted for high schools. The curriculum includes twelve lesson plans that incorporate text study, discussion and immersive Sephardic and Mizrahi activities such as Mimouna, Piyutim, Henna, and storytelling. The Journey to the Mizrah website also includes videos from our educator training workshop and a comprehensive list of resources, including additional Sephardic and Mizrahi themed curriculum.
Rosh Hashanah at the end of September? What a great opportunity for teachers! This year’s calendar provides teachers with the time to to delve deeply into the themes of the high holidays. To assist in preparation, the education department of the National Library of Israel has curated high holiday themed resource packs, lesson plans, and activities based on primary sources in the NLI collection and made them available in a central location
The Bronfman Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 34th year of the program. Twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers will be selected for an intellectually challenging year of seminars beginning with a free, five-week trip to Israel in the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to have a significant impact on the world as community builders, deep thinkers, moral voices, and cultural creators.