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The Lookstein Center has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for the upcoming holiday of Chanukah, including complete lesson plans, interactive presentations, printable activities, videos and online tools, classroom crafts and more!
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019
After years of work by a small team of linguists, computer programmers, and volunteer editors, visitors to the Yiddish Book Center’s website can now search millions of pages of digitized Yiddish books with the aid of a newly launched computer program.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2019
Yad Vashem would like to offer you the opportunity to bring a unique, museum quality, exhibition to your community to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January 2020). Yad Vashem's ready2print exhibition - "Auschwitz – A Place on Earth: The Auschwitz Album" depicts the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau, showing the entire process except for the killing itself. 27 January 2020 will mark 75 years since the liberation of this notorious extermination camp.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2019
“Unpacked for Educators”, a digital resource for Jewish educators from Jerusalem U, has launched the Unpacked for Educators Partner School Research Initiative. This research initiative, which will run during the 2019-2020 school year, will help the Unpacked for Educators team better understand the use and impact of its Israel education resources and content in schools across the religious spectrum and across the world.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2019
The Journey to the Mizrah curriculum was created by JIMENA for formal and informal Jewish educators and was designed and written for middle schools, but can easily be adapted for high schools. The curriculum includes twelve lesson plans that incorporate text study, discussion and immersive Sephardic and Mizrahi activities such as Mimouna, Piyutim, Henna, and storytelling. The Journey to the Mizrah website also includes videos from our educator training workshop and a comprehensive list of resources, including additional Sephardic and Mizrahi themed curriculum.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
Rosh Hashanah at the end of September? What a great opportunity for teachers! This year’s calendar provides teachers with the time to to delve deeply into the themes of the high holidays. To assist in preparation, the education department of the National Library of Israel has curated high holiday themed resource packs, lesson plans, and activities based on primary sources in the NLI collection and made them available in a central location
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
At Jerusalem U, we’re creating Jewish- and Israel-related content that younger people will watch. In 2017, we made a strategic decision to expand from our primary focus on feature-length films to also include YouTube. We wanted to offer another portal of entry to our audiences, and began experimenting with YouTube videos as a way of meeting young people in more places where they hang out.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019
Facebook Israel and The National Library of Israel are embarking on a joint project to mark the start of the school year: they will upload to the social media network more than 1,000 pictures of Israeli schoolchildren taken from the 1950s to the 1990s so that users can tag themselves and tell the story behind the photos. The historical photographs will be accessible starting Monday August 26, 2019, through the National Library’s Facebook page, the social media network said in a statement.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2019
Host your local Global Day of Jewish Learning event on November 17, 2019, by gathering your community together to study Jewish texts at the same time as hundreds of other communities across the world. The 2019 Curriculum "Speaking Volumes" is now available for registered communities!
Updated: Aug. 28, 2019
In the fall of 2017, Echoes & Reflections, a partnership program of ADL, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem, debuted its new website to further carry out its mission of supporting educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development to effectively teach about the Holocaust. Since 2005, Echoes & Reflections has impacted more than 60,000 educators, reaching an estimated 6 million students across the United States. Over the past two years, as we have witnessed the unfortunate rise in antisemitism, the enhanced offerings of the Echoes & Reflections website have provided educators the Holocaust training and resources they need to empower their students to think critically about this important historical event and its impact on their lives today.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2019