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Sefaria is convening our first-ever conference for day school educators in Jewish Studies classrooms on Sunday, June 6th, and you are invited to participate! We will spend time with guest speakers, and in facilitated conversations among participants, to reflect on what we have learned from the past year. We will focus on how learning during the pandemic has fostered student independence and explore how we might continue that into the future. The flipped keynote address will be a conversation with Sefaria co-founder Josh Foer.
Updated: May. 11, 2021
Lag BaOmer is a time of celebration and anticipation. It is a time to go outside, and perhaps have a bonfire, while the ongoing counting of the omer heightens our excitement for the upcoming holiday of Shavuot. Lag BaOmer is traditionally associated with the figure of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the story of his emergence from the cave, which holds extra resonance this year as the world slowly begins to reopen. However you mark the holiday, Sefaria has texts and resources for you to use or adapt for your classroom, community, or family:
Updated: Apr. 22, 2021
Reimagine pedagogy in light of digital technology with Sefaria's newest online course. Discover new ways that teachers and students might use Sefaria’s tools to teach and learn more creatively. The 8-session course, completed at your own pace, includes tutorials with accompanying assignments for those interested in earning certification.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2021
“One asks about and teaches the halakhot of Passover thirty days before Passover.” The rabbis of the Talmud wisely recommended studying and preparing for Passover a month early. At Sefaria, we started even earlier so we could offer you and your students these resources for a fun pre-Passover learning process.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021
Megillat Esther describes a topsy turvy world — something we can all relate to after the past year! Delve into this idea with the sheet “The World Turned Upside Down: Ve’na’hafoch Hu.” If you would like to study this sheet with a chavruta, join our Chavruta Roulette event on Monday, February 22 at 8pm EST.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2021
Celebrate Tu Bishvat with your Community Sefaria learners love Tu Bishvat and have created over 180 sheets available for you to use as inspiration.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2021
The light of the Chanukah candles has deep significance in the Kabbalistic tradition. Get inspired with Sefaria's new series of Kabbalistic sheets, prepared by Rabbi Ami Silver, a teacher and scholar of Chasidut and Kabbalah. These resources provide both beginners and experienced learners with a deep dive into the topic of light and its special significance on Chanukah.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2020
The Book of Genesis, or Bereshit (lit. “in the beginning”), takes us on a journey through the story of creation and introduces us to our ancestors along their path from the Garden of Eden to Egypt. And even though many of us know how the story ends, we continually reread it, finding new significance every time. To celebrate this next cycle, our engineers have developed a new way for you to experience and learn Torah on Sefaria. Chavruta on Sefaria is a built-in tool that allows you to video chat with your study partner while viewing the text, without ever leaving the virtual library.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
One of the most common questions we hear from teachers is: How are other teachers using Sefaria in their classrooms? Sefaria’s Education Team has created a new group on Sefaria to help answer this very question. “Pedagogy on Sefaria: Exemplary Lesson Plans” is a public group in which we curate sample lessons that showcase innovative ways to leverage Sefaria's technology in the classroom. These lesson plans, created by experienced teachers, are a starting point for thinking about how to integrate Sefaria into your teaching.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019
Sefaria is filled with resources to help you teach and celebrate Chanukah. Here are a few of our favorite source sheets and relevant texts from the library. Sefaria encourages you to add your teaching materials to Sefaria, make them public, and tag them for others to enjoy.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018