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Michele Chabin writes about the most recent installment of Sviva Israel’s flagship project, Eco Connection, between the Chalamish School in Arad and the Temple Beth Miriam Eisenberg-Bierman Religious School in Elberon, N.J. Right now, Eco Connection has a network of eight Israeli and nine American elementary and middle schools whose students jointly study the program’s environmental curriculum
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011
'Jewish WikiLeaks' Goes live in Jerusalem - Hundreds of Thousands of Pages from Jewish Newspapers from 19th Century to Present
A recent article in Haaretz writes about The Historical Jewish Press, which will contain hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present, and was officially launched recently. The project is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals. The website, currently holds more than 400,000 pages from 20 Hebrew, French, Judeo-Arabic (Ladino), English and Hungarian-language newspapers that until recently were hidden away in dusty archives. Full-text search of the periodicals is available on the site.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011
39 Melachot is the story of a boy studying for a test on the Melachot of Shabbat. His Rebbi appears and takes him on a hands-on tour of all 39 Melachot of Shabbat. While geared primarily for the upper elementary school student, anyone learning sugyot of Shabbat will gain from visually seeing the way things were done in the past. Included are the entire sidura d’pat (bread-making) a clear explanation of the loom and the entire cloth making process.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
BBYO's Build a Prayer is an online space where Jews of all ages and backgrounds can connect on a deeply personal level with prayer and Shabbat. Here you can create and customize a Shabbat service in a fun and interactive way that is meaningful for you and your community, and then share that service with your community and all the visitors to the Build a Prayer website.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
As part of its “Judaism Without Walls” initiative, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has launched a comprehensive online anthology of Russian-language informal Jewish education materials. The website is the internet companion to a 14-volume, 3,000 page compilation that includes programs, lessons, games, and activities for all age groups. Both were featured at a major JDC Jewish educators’ conference last month in Moscow.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
In November 2010, during Jewish Book Month, 30 Jewish libraries participated in Library Snapshot Day. The event, sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, was created to let all types of Judaic libraries record what happens in a day in the life of a library. Across North America, libraries in synagogues, day schools, community centers and universities picked one day during the first two weeks of November to hold the event. Collectively, participating libraries served 3,548 patrons on Library Snapshot Day.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
Jewish Treats is excited to introduce their new free eBook: Complete Guide to Chanukah - your online resource to Chanukah. This 34 page eBook includes a little bit of everything: Discover how gelt became gifts, the enduring dreidel game and menorah lighting methods. You will also find recipes, fascinating facts and lots of family fun. Everything you need to know and have been wondering about this special holiday is now right at your fingertips!
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
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
Although replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls in various formats and levels of completeness have been circulating for a while, full images of the scrolls will arrive on the Internet in about a year, thanks to a three-way agreement between Google, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Museum. According to the IAA, the Museum's entire collection of approximately 30,000 Scroll fragments will be digitized as high-resolution images and made freely available via Google. It will be the first time the Dead Sea Scrolls have been photographed in full since the 1950s.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
The Kishuran Hebrew Learning Materials Database, sponsored by the Professional Advancement Fund of the Israel Teachers Union, is now the most comprehensive and high quality educational database in Israel. As of September, 2010, the database's staff had succeeded in including over 53,000 information items in the database. In comparison, other Israeli educational databases contain only about 4000 items.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010