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In this exciting series, a collaboration between the National Library of Israel (NLI) and Israel Engagement at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we offer a glimpse into the "alternative" Israeli calendar as a means to learn and reflect about the complexities of Israeli society. Throughout the series we will incorporate items from the NLI archive as well as contemporary sources that shed light on various cultural and social issues. In addition, for some of the meetings we will invite guest speakers such as NLI experts, Israeli authors or social activists.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
Celebrate Jerusalem with resources and lesson plans from the National Library of Israel. High school students discover the fascinating history of Naomi Shemer’s love song to Jerusalem, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav in a lesson based on the lyrics written in Shemer’s own hand, photographs, and biblical texts that inspired the song.
Updated: May. 18, 2020
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
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
Join the National Library of Israel for a free 30 minute webinar. At the National Library of Israel, we have millions of primary sources such as maps, photographs, posters, newspaper articles and more. Thousands of these resources have been adapted for use in educational systems. In the NLI education websites we have carefully selected the resources that best suit you - educators in the Jewish world. Our resources include topics such as the Jewish calendar, Jewish communities around the world, Israel, Jewish values and more. We have developed a simple 4-step methodology guiding you in incorporating primary sources in your teaching to create meaningful learning experiences.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
Enhance your Pesach teaching with primary sources from a variety of Haggadot, illustrations, photographs and many other primary sources from the collections of the National Library. See our detailed lesson plans as well.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2019
Interested in encouraging your students to explore their Jewish roots? Are you preparing your students for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Check out this new Family History Project!
Updated: Feb. 13, 2019
Use primary sources from the National Library of Israel to enrich your educational activities for Chanukah. Through these sources and accompanying lesson plans, students will discover a variety of Chanukah customs and explore how Jews at different times and in different places celebrated Chanukah.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018
In 2016-7 (5777), Shosh Hill, from the Kerem Primary school in London, together with the NLI team, created weekly Parashat Hashavua newsletters featuring primary sources from the National Library and many creative ideas for primary school students and their families. The Shemot (Exodus) resource pack deals with a crucial time period in the formation of the Jewish People. This resource pack deals with this exciting time period, by examining primary sources from Israel’s history which link to various episodes in Exodus.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
In 2016-7 (5777), Shosh Hill, from the Kerem Primary school in London, together with the NLI team, created weekly Parashat Hashavua newsletters featuring primary sources from the National Library and many creative ideas for primary school students and their families. The Genesis (Bereshit) resource pack presents resources from throughout modern Jewish history that can be connected to the first book of the Torah. This book covers the time period from the creation of the world until the Jewish people – numbering just 70 – descended to Egypt.
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017
One of the main values of the Jewish people is the day of rest - Shabbat.Throughout the generations and around the world, we have kept and marked this special day in many different ways: religious traditions, family time, culture and resting from the busy week.The National Library of Israel’s latest Shabbat resource pack includes a door sign written by a Nobel Laureate, an election poster protesting the lack of public transport on Shabbat, and a picture of an 18th century German Jewish woman lighting the Shabbat candles, giving a glimpse of the different aspects of Shabbat.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2017