Judaica

  1. The Confidence to Teach Israel, Delivered to Your Door

    The Confidence to Teach Israel, Delivered to Your Door
    What will you find in this month's Golem shipment?
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  2. Archaeology Dig in Jerusalem Uncovers Route for Student Exploration

    Archaeology Dig in Jerusalem Uncovers Route for Student Exploration

    The archaeologists hard at work excavating ancient Jerusalem are focused on the land, or more precisely, what’s underneath it.

    As the unearthing of pathways, walls, pottery, official clay seals and more continues under the watchful eyes of thousands of annual tourists, scholars are learning more about the spot where King David once reigned, now known as the City of David.

    What these archaeologists are not consumed with, however, are the borders and politics of the modern land they’re digging beneath—East Jerusalem—mostly inhabited today by Palestinians. And yet their work makes life above ground more complicated, 

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  3. Invite a Moment of Mindfulness to Your Classroom with the Newly Revised Let's Discover the Holidays

    Invite a Moment of Mindfulness to Your Classroom with the Newly Revised Let's Discover the Holidays

    You've been asking and we've heard you. On April 1,  we're released a new and improved version of Let's Discover the Holidays for both Fall and Spring. With the addition of updated images, engaging new questions, and opportunities for mindful reflection, the series looks brighter, fresher, and more child-friendly.

    If you are in the Golem Express program, Let's Discover the Holidays will be coming to your door automatically in April. If you aren't a Golem Express member yet, sign up here and we'll get you all caught up for 2019. 

    Enjoy this sneak peek at the revised holiday favorite with this free mindfulness exercise, perfect for your Passover instruction.

     


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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Tu BiShevat's Coming: Three Excellent Books on Judaism and Ecology

    JewishMediaReview has suggested three of our titles to enhance the study of ecology and Tu BiShevat
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  7. 5 New Apples & Honey Press Books for the Fall Season

    5 New Apples & Honey Press Books for the Fall Season
    Bring the family or your classroom together with our latest children’s books from Apples & Honey Press.
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  8. Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls

    Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls
    October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. Apples & Honey Press has a wide range of stories to share year-round with female characters front and center.
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  9. Wise Aging Workshop: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit

    Wise Aging Workshop: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit

    The women in my family have always lied about their age.  My bubby lied, my mother lied and, in keeping with that tradition, I too have lied.

    Somehow it seemed fitting that I should be asked to speak to a group of senior citizens about aging. I immediately thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to use Wise Agingby Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, as my resource. Wise Aging is organized in a way that works for facilitated or self-created book groups, with enough material and questions for a year's worth of group discussions.

    This workshop reminded me of the importance of providing people of all ages with opportunities to learn and study together, and to share their own life experiences in discussion groups.

    I began by sharing a personal story: Every year on Mother’s Day, I go to the cemetery in Toronto where my mother and bubby are buried. I share some priv

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  10. Making T'filah Meaningful for Your Students

    As educator Batsheva Frankel writes in her forthcoming book, The Jewish Educator's Companion (Behrman House, June 2017)one of the most challenging topics to teach is t'filah.

    "It isn't really about the mechanics of prayer - teaching the words or tunes. That's the easy part. More difficult is helping students find meaning in the prayers. How do students relate to the ancient language and imagery of the siddur? If they don't understand

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