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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
Wikimedia Israel, the local branch of online free information service Wikipedia, has published some 28,000 pre-Israel photographs taken in and around the region which would eventually become the Jewish state. The images provide snapshots of life in the area. As they are all over 50 years old, the photos are copyright free and available for use by everyone, the organization said.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2018
The Chanukah Page includes lesson sites in several languages, videos, songs, Chanukah trivia quizzes, English Hebrew vocabulary lists, recipes, games, humor, photos, clipart, coloring pages and a map of the sites of the Maccabees 166-161 BCE.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018
The education department of the National Library of Israel is delighted to announce the launch of its new website. The website provides a large and diverse collection of primary sources from the collection of the National Library.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2018
Are you a Jewish educator looking for engaging ways to teach Judaic studies? BimBam is excited to announce their first-ever online professional development course just for you! They will take you step by step through the animation process. It’s free and self-paced so you can take the course whenever and wherever.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2018
Since 2007, Hebrew language charter schools – publicly-financed K-8 schools teaching Modern Hebrew to religiously, linguistically, and culturally diverse students – have emerged in cities across the United States. This article analyzes the contested notion of language ownership by exploring a set of discussions in over 75 articles in the American Jewish press about Hebrew charters. This article demonstrates how anxieties about communal production and reproduction are traceable through the circulated discourses about Hebrew learning.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2015
Students Perform The Mitzvah of Posterity in Recording Holocaust Survivor Testimony in Yeshiva University High School Project ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Project
Each Holocaust survivor’s story is as unique as a snowflake, every testimonial a vital contribution to history. And, as in the case of the program “Names, Not Numbers” in which elderly survivors relate their first-hand accounts to high school volunteers, the survivors are assured that their own history is now personal for a new generation. Founded by Tova Rosenberg, the Yeshiva University High School’s oral history project teaches students about the Holocaust through hands-on research, filming, and editing. But more than that, the program instills the students with a sense of duty. As the last generation who will personally meet survivors and World War II veterans, they have become their memory keepers.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015
This article develops a menu of media studies orientations for teaching Israel to Americans. It explores distinctive aspects of media studies, the relevance to Israel education of the work of Marland and applies the orientations through case studies of the Israeli television series Be-Tipul and Hatufim and their American adaptations, In Treatment and Homeland.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
'Eyes on Israel', CAMERA’s middle school and high school curriculum offers an exciting approach to learning about Israel, the Middle East and journalism, by focusing on media coverage of current events and relevant history. CAMERA is pleased to announce the second edition of' Eyes on Israel', which will be available in August 2012.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
CAMERA - The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America has begun to send out periodic “Eyes on Israel Updates” to recipients of the 'Eyes on Israel' curriculum. These updates connect lesson plans in the existing curriculum to new articles and insights from CAMERA’s home Web site and its blog, 'Snapshots', as well as other sources. The updates relate to the ongoing problems of the world’s news media in reporting accurately from and about the Jewish state.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2010