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In this FREE Jewish educators' resource guide, we will give you a basis for a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt activity and we will give you a list of our favorite Jerusalem/Israel resources. This guide can be used by formal and informal Jewish education settings alike. The Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt resource guide can be great for planning a Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) activity, or even as part of your Hebrew school or summer camp Jerusalem curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2017
The Jewish holiday of Passover is a time when the fields are still damp with rain and dotted with a myriad of multicolored flowers. It is also a time when families pack huge picnic baskets and portable barbecues and go out on trips to bask in the warm, not yet hot, weather. That is why the Israeli startup Cnature, has developed a Facebook bot — FlowerzBot — to help users identify the kind of flower they see in the field, in real time, by uploading a picture of it and getting back information on its name and qualities.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2017
A special Passover supplement to spur challenging and meaningful conversations on racial justice is now available from Repair the World and the Jewish Multiracial Network. Tweaking the tradition of four sons asking loaded questions and receiving answers in kind, “The Four People” are each on their own racial justice journey and ask questions reflecting their multiple perspectives, various backgrounds, different races, and different ages.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
On Sunday, April 2, 2017 Areyvut invites schools, synagogues, families, community organizations and individuals to fill the day with kindness. Areyvut is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social justice). We are asking organizations and individuals to commit to service programs and acts of kindness at specific times so that on April 2 we can facilitate kindness continuously for an entire 24 hour period.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2017
Gemara Academy is an online program that is meant to be used by teachers and/or students for teaching and learning gemara. Gemara Academy utilizes technology to visually engage students with flowcharts, animations, and quizzes that transform the classroom. Instead of competing for a student’s attention, Gemara Academy takes advantage of technology to bring the gemara text to life.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2017
Because of the escalating anti-Semitism across the US, PJ Library, best known for sending free books to Jewish children worldwide, developed a resource to help parents talk to their children about anti-Semitism. The guide includes tips from the American Psychological Association on how to talk to children as well as books parents can read with their kids.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2017
Across the globe, individuals and societies are confronting profound questions about identity, membership, and living with difference. This collection provides structured activities for making connections to current events and discussing sensitive topics in a safe and reflective classroom. The lessons examine examples of division and intolerance, as well as powerful cases of individuals and communities working together and standing up to hate.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2017
Since its launch five years ago, Jewish Heritage Europe has become an essential one-stop shop for news, information, and resources concerning, as the name indeed suggests, matters of Jewish culture and built heritage in Europe: museums; synagogues; cemeteries, and so on. Ruth Ellen Gruber, the author of Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe who has chronicled Jewish life in Europe for over twenty-five years for the JTA among other places, edits the site, which is supported by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. Here, Liam Hoare talks with Gruber about the site’s development and how European attitudes towards Jewish heritage have changed in the time she has been reporting on these issues.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2017
As of this week, Sefaria, the organization that is assembling a free library of Jewish texts online, is making available the William Davidson Talmud, the first free Creative Commons-licensed digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud. On behalf of the public, Sefaria has secured rights to Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Even Israel’s complete Modern Hebrew and English translations of the Talmud from the Koren Talmud Bavli. Their website, sefaria.org, features the traditional commentaries interlinked, and linked to other texts in the Jewish canon.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
Teaching the Legacy #35 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Echoes: Hearing the Voices of the Survivors
Shalom and welcome to the 35th issue of Teaching the Legacy. Some months ago, we lost Elie Wiesel, survivor of Auschwitz, number A-7713, prolific author, Nobel laureate and the voice of many survivors. Elie Wiesel once said, “For whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness.” It is in this spirit that we present the current edition of Teaching the Legacy.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2017