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  1. Classroom Resources to Deepen Passover Learning

    Passover offers so many opportunities for learning - about Jewish history, the importance of home and holiday observance, and the value of repetition. Here are some resources you can use with students to explore many aspects of the holiday.

    In Teach Them Diligently: A Midrash on the Jewish Educator’s Year, Bonnie Stevens describes the haggadah as "our greatest textbook, laying out the lesson plan for a class so important that every Jew must repeat it yearly - the seder." One of the lessons the haggadah teaches us is about the role of questions in learning.

    The haggadah doesn't rely on children to devise questions on their own. The Four Questions, for example, are spelled out. Sometimes we may use the haggadah's techniques to prod students to ask questions. And we too are

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  2. Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks

    Welcome Purim and Passover with 4 Themed Storybooks
    Add some color to the holidays with these entertaining storybooks.
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  3. Tech Tools: Webjets

    Tech Tools: Webjets

    Think visually, brainstorm, organize, and share ideas.

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  4. Movement and Mindfulness for Your Youngest Learners This Purim

    Movement and Mindfulness for Your Youngest Learners This Purim

    Create a pose that shows what bravery feels like in your body.

    Try tilting your head up and standing straight and tall.

    Or try making strong muscles in your arms.

    This is one activity to try from the freshly updated Let’s Discover the Holidays series of 4-page folders, designed for children in grades K-2. Invite students to make a circle and do the activity with brave poses. Encourage students to notice where in their bodies they feel brave. (in my muscles; in my heart; my brain; my arms and legs) Suggest they try another pose and see if their brave feeling changes too.

    This kind of mindful moment, along with new movement and creative arts activities, thought questions, and crisp, descriptive text, bring the holidays to life. Below are some sample pages from the Celebrating Purim folder for you to try out with your students. 





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  5. Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    We now have 285 modern Hebrew word cards available to download - free. 

    This collection of printable cards consists of functional Hebrew words and phrases for everday situations, including:

    • • greetings
    • • colors
    • • numbers
    • • sports
    • • food
    • • occupation
    • • home
    • • countries

    The cards include a mix of verbs, nouns, pronouns and adjectives. Download them here, and be sure to print double-sided for use as flash cards, with Hebrew on one side and English on the other. They are also be available on our home page, under the Play & Learn section.

    Benefits of use

    Incorporating modern conversational Hebrew can be motivat

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  6. Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks

    Power Up Your Classroom with Award-Winning Storybooks
    Celebrate Jewish holidays, heritage, and history with these winning storybooks from Apples & Honey Press.
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  7. The 12-Year-Olds Weigh In: Bnai Mitzvah Planning Can Be Fun

    The 12-Year-Olds Weigh In: Bnai Mitzvah Planning Can Be Fun

    A school in Arizona gave its 6th graders Make This Journal: My Bar/Bat Mitzvah Year. The response has been tremendous.


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  8. Explore the Elements of Kindness

    Explore the Elements of Kindness
    There’s more to developing a sense of good will towards others than simply being kind. In Let’s Discover Kindness, students have the opportunity to deeply explore all elements of kindness.
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  9. Tech Tools: Public Domain Published Works

    Tech Tools: Public Domain Published Works
    Thousands of previously copyrighted works have entered the public domain.
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  10. “Music was the Missing Piece”

    “Music was the Missing Piece”
    How Hebrew in Harmony has reenergized prayer learning for one California child
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