Sukkot and Simchat Torah Resources for Remote or Blended Environments
We've rounded up some free, ready-to-go Sukkot and Simchat Torah lessons and activities for various ages that make good use of your limited time and their limited attention span.
Find more simple yet meaningful lessons like these in our curated collection of downloadable resources for the new digital work environment. We compiled this collection so you can continue building skills and maintaining connections with students from any location.
The resource page also includes a Guide for Remote Learning for Judaics with smart tips that can be applied to any of the free resources on this new resource page.
Simchat Torah begins the evening of September 28, 2021.
Peek behind the scenes of how a Torah scroll is actually made. The free pages here take a close look at the work of the sofer (person who writes a Torah scroll) and the process such scribes use in their workshops in Israel and the United States to create Torahs.
Click here for more information and another lesson idea.
For rich Sukkot learning, explore the shaking of the lulav and etrog as a idea that God is all around us.
Here's a lesson from Make, Create, Celebrate: Jewish Holidays through Art that digs into this concept, as well as the how nature is an integral part of Sukkot. Have students go on a nature walk, gather natural materials, and create a piece of art inspired by the sukkah in order to understand the concept of impermanence.
Grades 7 and up
When we study Torah, we learn how to do our part to improve the world through gemilut chasadim, acts of loving-kindness. Simchat Torah is, of course, the holiday that marks the start and end of the yearly Torah cycle.
Here's a simple lesson from Rediscovering the Jewish Holidays that explores the rituals of Simchat Torah, the Torah's connection to acts of loving-kindness, and the idea of Torah as a Tree of Life.
Keep up with the latest information by subscribing to our newsletter and connect with us on social media!