Judaica

  1. "The Hero in Me": New Multi-Access Jewish Values Course Explores Character Traits

    "The Hero in Me": New Multi-Access Jewish Values Course Explores Character Traits

    A collaboration between Behrman House and The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, The Hero in Me introduces children to an array or Jewish heroes - from biblical figures to contemporary ones - in an exploration of what makes a hero, and how each of us can be a hero in our own lives. 

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  2. How to Help Students Grapple with a Complicated Israel

    How to Help Students Grapple with a Complicated Israel

    The question for us as Jewish educators is how to help young people grapple with nuance when it comes to talking and teaching about Israel, and how to provide supportive spaces for such conversations.

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  3. Screen-Free Rainy Summer Day Activities

    Summer break is nearly here. 

    Whether children are at home or off at camp, there will be plenty of opportunities for quiet activity. Build in some chances to deepen Jewish connection with these screen-free activity ideas.

    Coloring Books

    For some solitary down time, any of the titles from our Shalom Coloring series will do. Young artists can choose to color Jewish designs,

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  4. Values-Based Curricula to Help Kids Cope in a Complicated World

    Values-Based Curricula to Help Kids Cope in a Complicated World

    Here are three approaches that foster deep reflection and critical thinking while exploring the role Jewish values play in life.

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  5. Afikomen Gifts Through Jewish Storytelling

    For Passover, consider giving these children’s books from Apples & Honey Press, sure to connect young readers to their Jewish roots.
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  6. Gentle Stories of Hope to Introduce the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah

    The Holocaust is a difficult subject to approach with children. As we approach Yom HaShoah in a particularly challenging year, it may be helpful to highlight moments of strength, resilience, and hope as a response to times of fear.

    Here are three stories perfect for ages 7-12 that offer a gentle introduction to the Holocaust, each told through singular stories that highlight stories of perseverance. 

    Hand in Hand

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  7. Experience a Different Kind of Holocaust Commemoration

    Experience a Different Kind of Holocaust Commemoration

    On April 20, experience a a powerful way to fulfill the responsibility that Holocaust survivors have entrusted to us - to remember, to tell the story, and to act.

     

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  8. How Will We Continue to Commemorate the Holocaust?

    How Will We Continue to Commemorate the Holocaust?

    The Holocaust is in danger of being remembered as just another historical atrocity inflicted on the Jewish people. With fewer living witnesses able to tell their stories, we need a new way to fulfill the responsibility that Holocaust survivors have entrusted to us - to remember, to tell the story, and to act.

    Light from the Darkness: A Ritual for Holocaust Remembrance is a powerful new approach. It's a 45-minute, seder-like experience appropriate for a variety of groups, such as synagogue and school programs (ages 11 up), as well as teen, young adult, and intergenerational events.

    Its structured, highly interactive format can be used as a stand-alone event or scheduled as part of a series of community

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  9. How Will We Continue to Commemorate the Holocaust?

    How Will We Continue to Commemorate the Holocaust?

    The Holocaust is in danger of being remembered as just another historical atrocity inflicted on the Jewish people. With fewer living witnesses able to tell their stories, we need a new way to fulfill the responsibility that Holocaust survivors have entrusted to us - to remember, to tell the story, and to act.

    Light from the Darkness: A Ritual for Holocaust Remembrance is a powerful new approach. It's a 45-minute, seder-like experience appropriate for a variety of groups, such as synagogue and school programs (ages 11 up), as well as teen, young adult, and intergenerational events.

    Its structured, highly interactive format can be used as a stand-alone event or scheduled as part of a series of community or school activities

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  10. Teaching Israel: It’s Complicated!

    Not easy does not mean impossible. Here are four strategies for effective Israel education.

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