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R. Yehoshua ben Gamla’s innovation, which may have saved countless Jewish children from ignorance, has been the flashpoint for many minor internal conflicts. What do we do when the formal Jewish learning undermines long-standing family traditions? How do those with formal Jewish authority react when the families and the community seek to undermine that authority? The questions are not limited to religion, they extend to almost every aspect of life. Are schools to function as societal thought-leaders and change agents or is their mandate to maintain the norms and standards of its constituents and the community it serves?
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021
Tu B’Shvat is celebrated by eating the fruits of the land of Israel (mainly the seven species: pomegranate, olive, date, fig, grape, wheat, and barley) and learning about how to protect the Earth. Tu B’Shvat has become the unofficial “Earth Day” of Israel where ecological advancements are discussed and celebrated and there is a tradition to plant trees in Israel for Tu B’Shvat. Here is a collection of Tu B’Shvat lesson plans, interactive tools, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2021
The Lookstein Center has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for the upcoming holiday of Chanukah, including complete lesson plans, interactive presentations, printable activities, videos and online tools, classroom crafts and more!
Updated: Dec. 07, 2020
Here is a collection of High Holidays lesson plans, videos, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators including many great digital activities.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
Tisha B’Av is the Jewish fast day mourning the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people on this date, most significantly, the destruction of the First and Second Beit Hamikdash (Temples). Tisha B’Av is preceded by a period of three weeks of mourning, with even further restrictions taking place the nine days immediately before the fast. Below is a collection of Tisha B’Av lesson plans, videos, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2020
Six months ago, when we first began planning this issue, we were focused on resilience of individuals, particularly in educational setting. The original introduction included a story about a thirteen- year-old who had a bad morning and didn’t want to go to school, who ultimately pulled herself together and had a fabulous day. The articles we looked for included personal stories about resilience, educational strategies for building resilience, and whether resilience can be taught. Little did we, or anyone, understand then just how critical this topic would become in such a short period of time.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2020
Looking for resources to help teach about Pesach virtually? The Lookstein Center’s newly updated Pesach resources page include Haggadot, Seder tips, lesson plans, videos to use in any educational setting.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2020
Teacher Leadership @The Lookstein Center is for teachers who love and excel at their craft and are committed to ongoing improvement. It is for teachers who care about impacting their entire school community while remaining in the place that they love most, their classroom. Selected participants will emerge from the program ready to become catalysts for ongoing professional growth in their schools. The 16-month program integrates learning, practice, and the development and implementation of a school-specific initiative by each participant.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2020
The Lookstein Center presents "Creating Memory," an arts-based Holocaust education program intended to help young people encounter the Holocaust in a personal, emotional way. This online mini-course will offer practical ideas and implementation techniques for Jewish day school and informal Jewish educators.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
Welcome to a collection of lesson plans, interactive tools, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators to help you get your class ready for Purim.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2020