Holidays

  1. Help Students Find Meaning in Nature This Tu BiShevat

    Help Students Find Meaning in Nature This Tu BiShevat

    The holiday offers an entryway to helping students explore the Jewish values of Bal Tashchit (“do not destroy”), bettering the environment and creating a greener, more abundant world for themselves and for others.

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  2. Discover Inspiration and Advice for Teachers in the Themes of Tu BiShevat

    Discover Inspiration and Advice for Teachers in the Themes of Tu BiShevat

    By teaching, we repay our debts to our own teachers, and we keep planting the seeds that nourish the next generation of teachers.

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  3. Addressing Social Justice with Students on MLK Day

    Addressing Social Justice with Students on MLK Day

    We've put togther a collection of ideas and lessons to incorporate social justice into your classes.

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  4. Our Favorite Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    Our Favorite Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    It's that time of year, so let's talk Hanukkah gifts. Here are our favorite gift recommendations for kids, retirees, teachers, artists and even you (yes, it's OK to treat yourself!). All of our Hanukkah suggestions are available on Amazon, and if you're a Prime member, you're eligible for free 2-day shipping.

    Looking for teacher gifts for your school? Contact us about quantity discounts.

    Gifts for Kids

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  5. Help Students See Hanukkah in a New Light

    Help Students See Hanukkah in a New Light

    Here are two ways to explore the big idea of Hanukkah.

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  6. Simple Reflection Activities to Deepen Learner's Connections to Yom Kippur

    Simple Reflection Activities to Deepen Learner's Connections to Yom Kippur
    From our vast trove of learning materials, we rounded up some simple resources for you to to inspire learners to look inward as they start this new year.
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  7. Seeing the New School Year with Rosh Hashanah Lenses

    Seeing the New School Year with Rosh Hashanah Lenses
    What wonderful lessons can you learn about starting a new year of teaching from the Rosh Hashanah symbols?
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  8. Sharing the Sound of the Shofar

    Sharing the Sound of the Shofar
    How one young man bring the sound of shofar to others.
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  9. 5 Quick Rosh Hashanah Activities

    Rosh Hashanah Interview

    Educator Batsheva Frankel devotes an entire chapter of her essential Jewish Educator’s Companion to experiential education for formal educational settings. Here’s one idea for an experience, based on the idea that Rosh Hashanah is like a year-end review between an employee and the boss.  Have students prepare for their reviews, filling out a self-reflection form (create a template) about their strengths and weaknesses, areas in which they’d like to improve, and accomplishments from the past year.  Children can dress up nicely—to impress their employer—adding to the drama. They meet with one of the boss’s assistants (a great way to incorporate older students or teens) to review the form and together make a concrete plan of action

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  10. Go Beyond Apple Activities to Get to Rosh Hashanah's Big Ideas

    We've got a sample of a lesson from Make, Create, Celebrate about Rosh Hashanah and its key theme of reflection.
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