Eight Digital Tools for Students to Create Original Purim Shpiel Videos

March 02, 2016

Source: DigitalJLearning Network


The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Purim might be “Costumes!” but what really makes the holiday unique on the Jewish calendar is the custom of putting on the special Purim play (shpiel in Yiddish). Going back centuries, the often hilarious and satirical Purim shpiel has traditionally been performed live. Today it’s common for synagogues, Jewish schools, and other institutions to each put on their own Purim shpiel, and though these are always enjoyable to watch, there’s usually a limited number of people who get to actively participate. This year, ensure that every one of your students gets to be a part of this fun tradition as a producer, not only an audience member, by giving them the digital tools to create their own original Purim shpiel videos! In addition to having fun, they’ll be learning important media creation skills that are vital to succeeding in today’s world. Read below to find the tool that’s right for your classroom.


Doodlecast Green

Screen by Do Ink


Shadow Puppet Edu


Toontastic Animation


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Updated: Feb. 13, 2017