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A new initiative to support Jewish Studies Teachers in London is being undertaken on January 30, 2013 between 20:00 – 21:20. This will follow the TeachMeet format and include time for discussion. This session will focus on 'Teaching Purim in Primary Schools'.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
Jacob Richman published a rich updated listing of Chanukah educational and fun sites to help schools, youth groups and families learn about and enjoy the Chanukah Festival.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2012
The Association of Jewish Libraries has created 'Hanukkah Read Up!,' a list of Hanukkah books for children recommended by the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee. The colorful, detailed 2-page flyer is available on the AJL website.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2012
Planned, researched, written and edited by Lookstein Center educators and experienced consultants, the comprehensive and user-friendly 'Israel Throughout the Year' curriculum is now ready for your classroom. Students will learn in a fun and engaging way all about Israeli history, geography, culture, tradition, democracy, leaders—and more! Curriculum includes four comprehensive lessons centered around each of the dates of Asara BeTevet, Tu BiShvat, Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2012
Moishe House Rocks is a series of digital cartoon videos aimed at empowering young leaders to feel confident and prepared to initiate and lead Jewish rituals in their homes and for their peers. Created in partnership with G-dcast, the package consists of two complementary virtual components: a three-minute cartoon video to introduce and explain a ritual element; and embedded karaoke-style prayers and tunes of the blessings and ceremonies prerecorded with words on the bottom.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2012
This issue of Sh'ma coincides with Shavuot, when, tradition tells us, the Torah was revealed. Jews throughout the world have long marked the eve of the festival with a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an all-night text study session that includes conversation, reenactments, and explorations of how Torah and learning shape our lives. This issue demonstrates that many are the ways to learn Torah.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Rabbi Donniel Hartman writes about Yom Ha’atzmaut which at its core is a day in which we must learn the art of celebration and giving thanks. A day in which we put aside our self-criticism and aspirations, and connect to the gift that we have, and declare, dayenu. He shares at Israel's 64th birthday for what he is thankful.
Updated: May. 16, 2012
Fifth graders from Beit Hinuch Ramon School in Shaarei Tikva held a virtual meeting through the Internet with pupils of the same age from Los Angeles' Tifereth Israel congregation's Hebrew school. The meeting was held with the aid of video cameras and the Skype application, to honor Israel's 64th Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration, which was last week in many U.S. Jewish congregations. Samaria regional authority head Gershon Mesika took part in Sunday's event. A recorded greeting from Yuli Edelstein, Israel Minister of Information & Diaspora was viewed by the participants during the festivities.
Updated: May. 08, 2012
Idie Benjamin and Dale Sides Cooperman reflect on how we sometimes get derailed from our central goals while working at preparing our school children for Passover. We often spend a great deal of time talking about Passover & its mitzvoth rather than actually experiencing them with our students. They follow with some great examples of how to shift to a real effective experiential Passover curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
Gateways has published a collection of user-friendly resources that will be helpful and effective when working with all types of learners. Resources are organized by thematic units, such as holidays, and by type, such as social stories. They have recently enriched their free Shabbat resources for kids, prepared by Gateways' experienced special education teachers.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012