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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
Twenty first century learning, propelled by dramatic advances in technology and revolutionary changes in the workplace, has gained a foothold to some degree in nearly every Jewish day school. That reimagining of education brought new attention to school architecture and how it could be brought into the conversation of dreaming of a new educational future. Jewish day schools took notice, and as opposed to what happened with the 1960’s open classroom, a significant number of schools decided to take action. This issue of the journal is inspired by that new thinking.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2020
The Lookstein Center has published 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. 08, 2020
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. 18, 2019
This issue of Jewish Educational Leadership is devoted to giving voice to the internal life of Jewish educators – a voice with which other educators will identify as they read, and which non-educators should be familiar so that they understand one element of the complexity of what it means to be a Jewish educator.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2019