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In the fall of 2017, Echoes & Reflections, a partnership program of ADL, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem, debuted its new website to further carry out its mission of supporting educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development to effectively teach about the Holocaust. Since 2005, Echoes & Reflections has impacted more than 60,000 educators, reaching an estimated 6 million students across the United States. Over the past two years, as we have witnessed the unfortunate rise in antisemitism, the enhanced offerings of the Echoes & Reflections website have provided educators the Holocaust training and resources they need to empower their students to think critically about this important historical event and its impact on their lives today.
Updated: Jul. 28, 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
OLAMI is happy to present this page which contains links to a multitude of websites, online tools and more that will allow you or your student to walk away with a slew of information on all things Pesach related.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2019
This Purim page includes everything you need to know about Purim: background information for the teacher, vocabulary, educational themes, activities, lesson plans, plays, and articles.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2019
New York’s Holocaust Curriculum was developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, with the support of the New York City Department of Education.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2019
Tu B’Shvat, the new year for the trees, begins Sunday evening, January 20, 2019 and is celebrated through sundown on Monday, January 21, 2019. 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. 16, 2019
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
Matan’s Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) Lesson Plans are designed for Congregational School and Jewish Day School educators.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2018
While researching for her film Operation Wedding, Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, a renowned Israeli filmmaker, witnessed first hand that Jewish solidarity can change the course of history. She found rare archives, interviewed former key KGB members, and uncovered a web of lies, rewritten facts, and political secrets. She found that the collective memory of the plight of Soviet Jews is fading and that there is little documentation. The Lookstein Center has created a collection of lesson plans and educational activities to complement these findings, and to teach the next generation that all Jews are responsible for one another and that every single individual can make a difference.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2018
In the wake of recent events, supplemental school teachers looked not only for projects to assist those in need, but also materials to help their students digest and make sense of an occurrence, the seeming randomness and cruelty of which was difficult to understand. The staff at JTeach.org began to write, crafting lessons and text sheets to assist educators and clergy with framing healthy conversations about national/world events. These resources were developed based on core, shared values, mined from Jewish wisdom across time, which served as touchstones for centering conversations and promoting civil discourse, while leaving space for multiple points of view.
Updated: Dec. 05, 2018