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Welcome to a collection of lesson plans, interactive tools, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators to help you get your class ready for Purim.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2020
The Purim story emerges from history with lessons for each generation of Jews in every land in the world. Today we continue to fight the battles of our ancestors. Learn, engage and contribute your acts of kindness in the spirit of Queen Esther, Mordechai and the heroes of Jewish history that we should emulate with this large listing of Readings, Activities and Projects for Purim from Israel Forever.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2020
The resources below, including the newly updated 2019 Hazon Tu B’Shvat Haggadah, offer thoughts and ideas to help you celebrate Tu B’Shvat in your home or community. The texts, questions, activities, and suggestions below can serve as guides for viewing Tu B’Shvat through fresh eyes and recontextualizing the tradition.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2020
The Lookstein Center has published a collection of Tu B’Shvat lesson plans, interactive tools, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2020
Chanukah celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned in the Temple for eight nights. The oppression of the Syrian Greeks included a ban on Torah study and the flames that burned in the wake of the Maccabees' victory signified a return to the open study of Torah. As you celebrate and spread the light of Torah, we hope you find these resources from Sefaria helpful.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019
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
Enhance your Pesach teaching with primary sources from a variety of Haggadot, illustrations, photographs and many other primary sources from the collections of the National Library. See our detailed lesson plans as well.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2019
OLAMI is happy to present this page which contains links to a multitude of websites, online tools and more that will allow you or your student to walk away with a slew of information on all things Pesach related.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2019
“The Hidden Story of Queen Esther” is actually the very first Aleph Beta video course ever consisting of six video presentations. Rabbi Fohrman’s insights about how the story of Purim is actually a story about how we deal with painful memories from our past are nothing short of breathtaking.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2019
Given the centrality of Shabbat celebration to the weekly cycle of Jewish residential camps, it is surprising how little Shabbat-at-camp has been studied. This participant observational study of three American Jewish residential camps has focused on how Shabbat-at-camp is created and how the ritual celebrations engage the older campers.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2019