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In response to requests from administrators and principals, Jewish Interactive is sharing online resources for children affected by potential school closures and cancellation of other Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2020
Israeli librarians finished first in a recent global competition, making 4,700 edits to Wikipedia pages in a three-week span. The campaign known on social media as #1Lib1Ref (“One Librarian, One Reference”), asks librarians from around the world to both update existing Wikipedia pages with valid references and create new posts altogether, in an effort to spread awareness and combat inaccurate online information.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2020
Matan’s Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) Lesson Plans are designed for Congregational School and Jewish Day School educators.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization has developed a Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day) Educational Kit
The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization has developed a Yom Hazikaron Educational Kit for Jewish educators around the world. This educational program was created for students in Jewish day schools in order to reach world Jewry on a more personal level and to teach them about the importance of Yom Hazikaron: Israeli Memorial Day.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2020
February is known as Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) — the Jewish community’s unified national initiative to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Throughout the year on The New Normal: Blogging Disability, we are proud to focus on the voices of people with disabilities as well as their family members, educators, advocates and community members speaking about disability and Jewish life. Still, we appreciate how JDAIM shines an extra light on the importance of disability inclusion throughout the month and hope that you’ll read these 10 short essays from New Normal contributors.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
The Purim story emerges from history with lessons for each generation of Jews in every land in the world. Today we continue to fight the battles of our ancestors. Learn, engage and contribute your acts of kindness in the spirit of Queen Esther, Mordechai and the heroes of Jewish history that we should emulate with this large listing of Readings, Activities and Projects for Purim from Israel Forever.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2020
Rooted: Jewish Values Run Deep is a 4-part video series exploring the productive tensions between Jewish values, what can be learned from those tensions, and how they can enrich Judaism. These questions serve as a starting point for both personal reflection and community conversation, and each video is accompanied by a guide that can help facilitate and deepen these dialogues.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2020
The resources below, including the newly updated 2019 Hazon Tu B’Shvat Haggadah, offer thoughts and ideas to help you celebrate Tu B’Shvat in your home or community. The texts, questions, activities, and suggestions below can serve as guides for viewing Tu B’Shvat through fresh eyes and recontextualizing the tradition.
Updated: Jan. 20, 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 Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood takes the core ideas of Beit Hatfutsot, focusing on the concept of You Are Part of the Story. connections, similarities and differences, between Jews around the world, and translates these to practical educational and community building opportunities open to schools, synagogues, youth movements, cultural centers and organizations throughout the Jewish world. The School currently works with communities in over 40 countries, the idea being that all participants are undergoing a personal experience together with their community, while being part of an experience that simultaneously engages around the world.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2020