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Now, you can buy individual G-dcast PDF lesson plans to help you teach students about the holidays and weekly parsha. Their eCurricula, formerly only available as a bundled collection in eBook form, are now downloadable and printable! Each eCurriculum includes a summary of the biblical material covered in the corresponding episode, a series of comprehension and discussion questions, and a variety of experiential learning activities ideal for middle school and high school learners.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
'Got Gelt? A Conversation about Giving in this Season of Receiving' will help students think about and articulate how they decide where to give tzedakah. Using an interactive game, debate, and Jewish text, this lesson highlights the complexity of allocating tzedakah and the necessity of making difficult decisions among competing priorities
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
David I. Bernstein, Director of Machon Pardes in Jerusalem shares a model program which integrates cognitive, affective, and experiential education together providing students with the strongest possible ties to Jewish life. The “Practical Teshuva Workshop,” which he generally taught in the days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur has received the most vocal positive feedback from his students over the years.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education maintains comprehensive listings of Jewish education learning and teaching resources. One of their useful listings is 'Educational Resources for Jewish Prayer/Tefilla', a listing of tens of online articles, lesson plans, slides and activities for teaching tefilla.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
This online learning environment centers on the life cycle of Jews who lived in Salonika, Greece before, during, and after World War II. The Jewish community of Salonika was one of the most ancient in Europe. Before World War II, 55,200 Jews lived in Salonika, comprising two-thirds of the population. By the end of the Holocaust, only one-fourth (1,950 souls) of the Jewish population remained. This educational unit presents a case study that can help teachers and students find an example of how to uncover and reconstruct the life of a particular community through a variety of materials. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is “The Faces Behind Documents, Artifacts, and Photographs.” These various items are memory fragments that remain after the devastation of the Holocaust. The unit before you utilizes materials found on Yad Vashem's online databases. Using historical sources, photographs, artifacts, films, and other forms of evidence, they have attempted to depict the Jewish community of Salonika, before and after the Holocaust.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
MediaMidrash seeks to raise the quality of Jewish education by offering teachers easy access to 21st century multimedia technologies. Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
BabagaNewz recently made available this engaging six part lesson plan written by Robyn Faintich to help Jewish school teachers help their students to learn about tzedakah, gmilut chesed, and Jewish giving experientially, using the internet as a resource and a platform for doing. Based on the principals of Service Learning, the unit aims to achieve the following goals: students will learn about the concept of social justice, the Jewish values it expresses, and how to use the internet to implement social justice work.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Do your students already know how to light the candles? Do they already know about the Maccabees? Here is a list of 49+ fun and creative activities to make Chanukah/Hanukkah come alive in the classroom. The activities were submitted to the Lookstein Center website by classroom teachers from all around. Some are appropriate for elementary school students, while others are better for middle and high school.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
The Legacy Heritage SMARTBoard Project is sponsoring a contest between Jewish school educators in order to encourage the adoption of Interactive White Board technology in Jewish schools. Prizes will be awarded to day schools and supplemental schools and to teachers working in Jewish education for the submission of qualified lessons to the SMARTBoard Jewish Educational Database. Schools will be awarded for the number of qualified SMAR Board lessons submitted to SJED and teachers will be awarded for the submission of outstanding SMARTBoard lessons!
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
In order to reverse the loss of Jewish boys after bar mitzvah, Moving Traditions has just released the comprehensive report, Engaging Jewish Teenage Boys: A Call to Action, offering Seven Lessons and Seven Principles to help Jewish educators, funders and parents more effectively reach teenage boys. The report is distilled from three years of research, 40 focus groups with Jewish boys, and program development, and grows out of the success of Moving Traditions' work with adolescent girls through Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010