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Jewish Interactive, an innovative non-profit organisation, founded in South Africa, that strives to create interactive Jewish programs, utilizing modern technology, has implemented a multimedia learning pilot 'Shabbat Interactive' in tens of schools in South Africa and UK. They also recently presented the pilot at the North American Jewish Day Schools conference in the US.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Beyond Costumes and Hamantaschen: Teaching Strategies for a More Meaningful Purim - A MOFET Webinar with Rabbi Reuven Spolter
The Purim story addresses questions of Jewish identity and assimilation, of choosing between two evils to produce a desired outcome, and even of the very notion of Jewish peoplehood. In this upcoming free MOFET JTEC Webinar, through a brief examination of some key sections of Megillat Esther, we'll address these and other issues related to Purim, and offer some creative ways to introduce them into the classroom.
Updated: Feb. 07, 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
Joshua Teplitsky writes in MyJewishLearning about the International Israel Bible Youth Quiz held in Jerusalem every Israel Independence Day. 'Israel also marks the anniversary of its establishment with an unusual ritual: the International Bible Quiz (Hidon ha-Tanach). Often presided over by the President or Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the competition, held in Jerusalem, gathers high school students from across the Jewish world to showcase their scriptural prowess on national television. The event has a 40-year history and a pedigree that is older than the state itself, deeply intertwined with the ideological underpinnings of Zionism.'
Updated: May. 12, 2011
If He had Brought us Before Mount Sinai and Not Given us the Torah, Dayenu – a Spanish Language Webinar
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar in Spanish without charge to the global Jewish education community with Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Ma'aravi on ' “If He had Brought Us Before Mount Sinai and Not Given Us the Torah, Dayenu, it Would Have Sufficed Us!” (Si tan sólo nos hubiera acercado al Monte Sinaí, y no nos hubiera entregado la Torá, ¡hubiera sido suficiente?), on Wednesday, May 25, 2011- 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy has opened registration for the Fall, 2011 semester of online courses whose main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The courses, in areas that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora, are taught via the internet, a-synchronously with synchronous components. The course developers and lecturers are all experts in their fields and senior staff members of Israel's top institutes of higher education.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
Gateways recently launched a resource bank of activities for special needs students. Their goal is to share user-friendly resources that will be helpful and effective when working with any type of learner. Resources are organized by thematic units, such as holidays, and by type, such as file folder activities. A collection of resources for Passover and the Seder are now available on their website.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
Educator Lisi Geffen was looking for a creative way to interest high school students in learning the Pesach story, which they study year after year. Her creative solution is today’s technology teaching tip – The Pesach Twitplay. You’ve heard the Passover story, now watch it unfold, in real time, with a modern twist, on Twitter. 8 characters live the story over 3 weeks. The characters in this play are being played by a group of online educators and their friends as a pilot run for this activity. Follow them on Twitter using the #exod2011 hashtag.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2011
Aiming to make Passover more accessible to the young adults, JewishBoston.com, an online hub for the area’s Jewish community, is offering its first do-it-yourself Seder kit. Free to Boston-area residents, ages 18 to 40, who sign up by April 8, “Seder in a Box’’ includes just about everything but the food and the guests: a Seder plate, a basic Haggadah, a leader’s guide, recipes, a shopping list, instructions for setting the table, and a matza cover.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2011
This website is a resource for Jews of all backgrounds to make the Haggadah that feels meaningful to them for a contemporary seder, with unique perspectives gathered from individuals worldwide. Whatever your background, Haggadot.com invites you to find your place in the Passover conversation through the seder's central text, the haggadah. Now you can access classical texts and contemporary interpretations to create a more personalized Passover experience.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2011