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Recognizing local educators who creatively design and execute innovative Jewish educational experiences and share them with the community. The Chidush Lesson Plan Library provides award-winning lessons submitted by Jewish Educators from Boulder, Colorado. Lesson plans may be downloaded and reproduced for use in the classroom, but making use of the material for publication is strictly prohibited.

Lesson Plan      

Grade Level

Duration  Description Subject Areas Link
350 Years: The Jewish History and Culture of the Jews in America 6-8  Multi-lesson Engaging lesson to teach students about the Jewish History & Culture of Jewish culture in America Jewish History & Culture LINK
A Trip to Israel  3-6 Multi-lesson This multi-lesson unit gives the students a feel for the many different parts of Israel. Each lesson is designed to take an entire class. Israel LINK
Advertise Israel  9-12 Multi-lesson Teach students about different cities of Israel. Give students a chance to present what they learn. Give students a love of and excitement for Israel. Israel LINK
Ages and Stages 6-8 Single lesson Groups integrate Pirke Avot into their values-based decision making. Jewish Living & Identity, Values LINK
Aleph Beit Matchbox House 1-3 Multi-lesson To make with ease and delight a container for the emerging new language acquisition. Hebrew, Art LINK
An Introduction to the Jewish Calendar 2
Single lesson This lesson is meant to introduce the concepts of the Jewish Calendar to young students. They need to know very little about the concepts to be able to participate successfully in this lesson. It"s both hands on and verbal, so it appeals to different learning styles. Jewish Living & Identity LINK
An Introduction to the Usage of a Mezuzah 2
Single lesson This lesson is meant to introduce the concepts of the usage of a Mezuzah to young students. They need to know very little about the concepts to be able to participate successfully in this lesson. It"s both hands on and verbal, so it appeals to different learning styles. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a Rite of Passage 6-7
Single lesson To help students understand that bar/bat mitzvah is both similar to and different from other adolescent rites of passage from around the world. And to offer an opportunity to explore what bar/bat mitzvah implies about what is valued in Jewish culture. Jewish Living & Identity LINK
Bible Menu game 3-12
Tool This game is a lighthearted but "nutritionally" informative way to learn or review significant facts and teaching about biblical personalities. Jewish Living & Identity, Tools / Games LINK 
Biblical Newspaper 3-12
Tool To give the children a direct and personal connection with the different site of Israel. Jewish History & Culture, Torah / Talmud, Israel, Art, Tools / Games, Hebrew LINK 
Bibliodrama 6-12
Single lesson Dramatic role play of the weekly parsha. Tools / Games, Torah / Talmud LINK 
Blessings & Prayers 2-3
Single lesson This lesson is meant introduce the concepts of Blessings and Prayers to young students. They need to know very little about the concepts to be able to participate successfully in this lesson. Its both hands on, and verbal, so that it appeals to different learning styles. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Blessings All Around Us K-3
Single lesson To teach students that our lives abound with holy things and moments, and make them aware of the variety of blessings already available in our tradition. Jewish Living & Identity, Hebrew, Prayer, Values, Art LINK 
Body Parts K-4
Multi-lesson This is a multi-lesson unit that can be used for as few as 2-3 class sessions or for as many as 5-6 class sessions within a period of 3-4 weeks. It is a very flexible fun unit that students in all grades can relate to easily. This unit is based on recent neuro-scientific research on brain-based learning and applied research on language instruction (A Natural Approach to Hebrew Language Acquisition). Hebrew

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Bouldering with the 10 Commandments 6-8
Single lesson To relate the 10 commandments to the everyday life of a teenager. To help them gain self-esteem and to learn to support and encourage fellow classmates. To build trust amongst a group of students. Values LINK 
Hanukah - Miracle of Light K Single lesson Teach about Hanukah, inspire inner reflection. Holidays LINK
Creating a Sense of Shabbat K-5 Multi-lesson Students learn the meaning and relevance of Shabbat and how to participate in ritual. Jewish Living & Identity, Holidays, Art LINK 
Double Dare 4-12 Single lesson Students will compete in a trivia game with challenges in order to review lessons. This exercise integrates teamwork, knowledge, and skills in order to test the student"s knowledge of a subject. Tools / Games LINK
Eco-Kashrut 7-12 Multi- lesson To help partcipants undersatnd Eco-Kashur, own ecloogixal footrpint, cook tasty foods, understand concept of t'sar B'alech chaim, and learn to modify their behavior in accordance with eco-kashrut. Eco-Judaism  LINK 
Elul & the High Holidays: Practicing the 3 T's of Teshuva, Tzedakah and Tefillah 3-12 Multi- lesson To teach the basic practices for teshuva, tzedakah and tefilla. Offer an experientaial understanding of Judaism and gain practical tools on the principals of Judaism. Holidays 

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Experiencing Bereishit Through Art K-5 Multi- lesson This program will help children understand that Bereishit is the beginning parasha of the Torah and that the first part deals with the creation of the world. The art experience will focus on the process of creation, in order to help the children develop a personal understanding of what it means to create. The children will also begin to develop an understanding of how Shabbat represents the completion of creation. Hebrew, Torah / Talmud, Art  LINK 
Experiencing the Levels of Tzedahak and Ba'al Tashchit 6-12 Multi- lesson To teach participants the concept of ba'al tashchit, understand Tzedakah, gain self conficendence and learn about support. Jewish History & Culture, Eco-Judaism LINK
Experiential Learning in the Morning Berakhot 5-6 Single lesson Engage students in the morning Berakhot through movement and an embodied kinesthetic awareness of how the blessings apply to our own lives. Prayer LINK 
Facing East: Using the Compass as a Tool 4-12 Multi-lesson Using the compass as a teaching tool in endless ways to teach a wide variety of educational concepts, as well as Jewish values, with students in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. The title “Facing East" comes from the idea that Jerusalem is East of where we are here in Colorado. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Fall Holiday themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1 Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about the fall Jewish holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippor, Sukkot and Simchat Torah) and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Fateful Decisions 9-12 Single lesson To make students aware of the similarities and differences of American and Israeli culture. Jewish History & Culture, Israel, Values LINK 
Freedom and Slavery
9-12 Multi-lesson The class will compare the story of the Hagaddah to the stories of the more modern leaders who have fought for freedom. By using activities and stories on freedom of speech, freedom of opinion and freedom of imagination, students will learn what it truly means to be free. Holidays, Values LINK 
Hannah and Her Seven Sons, A Play
3-5 Multi-lesson Teach about Hanukah main idea: message of freedom through a play or a puppet show. Holidays, Art LINK 
Hanukah themed Shabbat Mishpacha
K-1 Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Hanukah and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Hebrew Memory: Tools and Games K-12 Single lesson This activity teaches the students to practice writing Hebrew and to discover their own way to connect with the Hebrew vocabulary. Long-term flash cards/memory cards are used for review and games. Tools / Games, Hebrew LINK 
Hebrew Reading Challenge 2-8 Single lesson A game to reinforce Hebrew reading and chanting skills. Tools / Games, Hebrew LINK 
Hebrew Yoga 2-12 Multi-lesson To embody the Hebrew alphabet through yoga. Tools / Games, Hebrew,Prayer LINK 
Hiddur Mitzvah: Shabbat
k-4 Multi-lesson To introduce the Jewish History & Culture and traditions of practicing the weekly holiday of Shabbat and to provide a hands on and oral approach, so that it appeals to different learning styles. Holidays, Art LINK 
Hit the Target
3-7 Single lesson This game provides the teacher valuable opportunities for student evaluation and fun review opportunities for the students. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Holy Dancing 
4-12 Single lesson This activity teaches the students why there is choreography in prayer, helps them connect to a prayer that is meaningful to them, and helps them connect through prayer with their whole body. Prayer LINK 
Identity Sculptures
6-8 Multi-lesson Students are encouraged to explore and express the multiplicities of their Jewish identities. Jewish Living & Identity, Values LINK 
Introduction to Holocaust Remembrance Day 5-6 Single lesson We are going to start the commemoration to Holocaust Remembrance Day by listening and discussing only two stories of the many thousands of stories of the Holocaust. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
Introduction to the Holiday of Shavuot 2 Single lesson This lesson is meant introduce the holiday of Shavuot to young students. They need to know very little about the concepts to be able to participate successfully in this lesson. It's both hands on, and verbal, so that it appeals to different learning styles. Holidays LINK 
Israeli Independence Day themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1 Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Israel and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah / Talmud LINK 
Ivrit Diber Ivrit 4-12 Single lesson To use song, repetition, play on words, and theatrics to help students learn Hebrew. Tools / Games, Hebrew LINK 
Jewish Art & Identity Calendar 8-12 Single lesson Students will create their own 13 month calendar with illustrations and/or thematic depictions of Jewish Holidays and Life Events. Jewish Living & Identity, Art LINK 
Jewish Game Show Network K-7 Single lesson This lesson is designed to review material in a fun and virtually pain-free way. This lesson draws inspiration from popular television game shows including The Weakest Link, Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Press Your Luck, and Dog Eat Dog. Students will have a ball while winning prizes, fake money, and Hebrew Knowledge. Tools/Games LINK 
Jewish Holiday Recipes & Their Stories 1-8 Twelve lessons Gather Jewish holiday recipes and their stories of where they originated and compile a class recipe book. Jewish Living & Identity, Holidays LINK 
Jewish Identity Theater 6-12 Multi-lesson Kids express their Jewish identity through drama. Values, Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Jewpardy K-5 Single lesson Review (achieve proficiency in) vocabulary and concepts in a fun and interactive game. This is a game based on the Jeopardy game show. Tools/Games LINK 
Jews in the Diaspora: The Bar Kohkva Revolt 4-8 Multi-lesson This lesson is to teach the children about the revolt and how they did it. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
Kabbalah 4 Kids: A Spiritual Vocabulary for Kids 3-12 Multi-lesson To create a linguistic vessel for ideas that will continue to grow in both abstract meaning and personal relevance as the Jewish child continues to grow. Hebrew LINK 
Keeping Judaism Alive Past and Present through Takanot and Tshuvot 3-5 Single lesson Students will see how historical Jewish communities have worked to keep Judaism alive and better understand how we have chosen to live as Jews in the modern world. Jewish Living & Identity, Jewish History & Culture LINK 
Keeping Kosher 6-7 Single lesson To allow students an opportunity to understand the Torah commandments relating to kashrut as well as the development of kashrut over time, up to the present day, including eco-kashrut. Students will be able to determine if an animal is kosher. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Kids Helping Kids 9-12 Single lesson Meet and learn from kids living on the street and design tzedakah projects to lift them up. Jewish Living & Identity, Values LINK 
L'Dor V'Dor - From Generation to Generation 4-5 Multi-lesson To teach partcipants to define primary sources and gather a collection from family members or senior citizens from the Jewish communit; learn to conduct oral histories, write biographies based on the lives of these family members or senior citizens. Ultimately, the students learn and experience how their Jewish identity is built in each of us. Jewish History & Culture, Values LINK 
Learning Friendship from the Amidah 2-12 Multi-lesson All day schools and many Hebrew schools teach the Amidah, whether for personal growth or for participation in congregational services. Prayer LINK 
Leaving Mitzrayim: The Passover Story Through Art 2-12 Single lesson The message of moving from personal constriction, Mitzrayim, as students learn empathy and celebration in sharing with others, is a lifetime one. This Passover tale in leaving Egypt will be known more emphatically through the art experience in a personal and collective awareness. Holidays LINK 
Lila Tov Sh"ma K-1 Single lesson Young students create a ritual for reciting the Shema. Jewish Living & Identity, Prayer LINK 
Lord of the Rings 6-7 Single lesson Take students on a journey of self-reflection of their bar/bat mitzvah experience. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Magazine Review 4-12 Single lesson Students will review material by expressing the meaning through words they find in magazines. This will require critical thinking and deep understanding of any topic the teacher has chosen to review. Art LINK 
Making Shalom: an Emergent Curriculum Experience K-3 Multi-lesson At the Boulder Jewish Day School, the preschool children have been learning all year about the value of Shalom, focusing on Shalom Beyn Adam LÃChavero- Peace between a person and his or her friend. Jewish Living & Identity, Prayer, Values LINK 
Making Yadayim 2-8 Single lesson Students create Yadayim to use when practicing Hebrew reading. Torah / Talmud, Art LINK 
Mitzvah Not A Mitzvah K Single lesson This game gets children thinking about certain concepts in Judaism, yet makes it very entertaining. Great discussions are a natural result of the game. Torah / Talmud LINK 
Mitzvot and Making a Difference Entering into a Brit & LaShon Hara - The Power of Words 6-8 Multi-lesson This class sets the groundwork for understanding Mitzvot as well as setting up the needed terminology to understanding one"s own responsibility in taking on Mitzvot. The students will take part in creating a definition for what we really mean when we use the word Mitzvot and how to put that into action. Torah / Talmud, values LINK 
Multi-Sensory Aleph-Bet 2-3 Multi-lesson A multi-sensory approach to teaching the aleph-bet. Hebrew LINK 
Music During the Temple Period 3-4 Multi-lesson Students will form an understanding that Jews during the time of the Temple were not so different from them - they liked to sing and dance and play instruments just like students do today. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
My Siddur K Single lesson Through this extended project, students will associate prayer with their own creative impulse and identify prayers with personal artistic experience. Prayer, Art LINK 
Our Kosher Restaurant 2-5 Multi-lesson Students identify their own taste in food and develop sensitivity and tolerance to the tastes of others. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Our Sukkaleh K-3 Single lesson Young children learn best when they are able to have real experiences scaled to their own size! In this lesson, the children will engage in building a child sized Sukkah using a cardboard appliance carton as a frame in addition to branches and other art materials for decoration. Jewish Living & Identity, Holidays, Values LINK 
Pesach Lesson 2 Multi-lesson To introduce the lessons of Pesach. Holidays LINK 
Pesach themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1
Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Pesach and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Pilgrimage to the Classroom Jewish Educator
Multi-lesson To have an experiential experience of the joy, rest, and peace of Shabbat. To utilize the wisdom of our ancestors to connect us to our tradition and past and to learn from the wisdom of G-d"s creation (nature). Holidays, Jewish History & Culture, Torah / Talmud, Values LINK 
Purim themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1
Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Purim and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Quick Multi-Age Torah Lesson: Ishmael and Isaac; Sarah and Hagar 3-5
Single lesson Students will learn the story of Ishmael and Isaac and think critically about jealousy, rivalry, and inheritance. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Quick Multi-Age Torah Lesson: Jacob and Esau 3-5
Single lesson Students will learn the story of Jacob and Esau and personally reflect on the relationship between siblings and whether they experience any similar feelings that Jacob and Esau did. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Quick Multi-Age Torah Lesson: Jacob, Leah, and Rachel 3-5
Single lesson Students will learn the story of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel and discuss whether Laban"s deception was fair, or in our world today treatment of Leah and Rachel was fair. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Reform Israel Experience 3
Multi-lesson Based on the innovative idea of a year-long Israel program for 3rd grade students. In every session the lessons incorporate multiple modalities of learning that engage the participants in study that is fun and exciting while still meeting educational goals. Israel LINK 
Rikma K-5 Multi-lesson Create a group weaving to reinforce the concept that two opposing ideas can co-exist. Values, Art LINK 
Ritual Items "Game Day" Lesson Plan 2 Single lesson To introduce the Jewish History & Culture and traditions of practicing the weekly holiday of Shabbat and to provide a hands on and oral approach, so that it appeals to different learning styles. Jewish Living & Identity, Tools / Games LINK 
Scrupelot 7-12 Single lesson A game of ethics and Jewish values. Jewish Living & Identity, Tools / Games, Values LINK 
Shabbat and Havdalah: A Three Part Lesson Plan 2-3 Single lesson This lesson is meant to introduce the concepts of Shabbat and Havdalah to young students. They need to know very little about the concepts to be able to participate successfully in this lesson. It"s both hands on and verbal, so it appeals to different learning styles. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Shabbat themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1 Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Shabbat and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah / Talmud LINK 
Shalom Sum Sum K-5 Multi-lesson The students make a mini “Shalom Sesame" after viewing a real video production of the TV show. The children develop ideas for their own shows. Holidays, Art LINK 
Sharing my experiences & learning Hebrew vocabulary K-12 Tool This teaching tool has proven to be one of the children's favorite activities as well as an effective instrument to remember and add new words and concepts in Hebrew. The reason for the latter is that the children (or the adults) get time to share in class what happened for them during the time we didn't meet. Holidays LINK 
Shavuot themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1 Single lesson A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Shavuot and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Silent vocabulary game 4-12 Single lesson This game reinforces vocabulary knowledge, builds teamwork, creates fun together, encourages concentration and lack-of-chit-chatting from students. Tools/Games LINK 
Stories of Avraham and Sarah 1-2 Multi-lesson To make the stories of Avraham and Sarah vivid, meaningful and memorable. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Sukkot Mishpacha K-2 Single lesson To teach about Sukkot, the connection between Jews and our planet; to provide a chance for families with young children to meet other Jews in the community. Jewish History & Culture, Holidays, Eco-Judaism LINK 
Taboo K-5 Single lesson Review (achieve proficiency in) vocabulary, and concepts in a fun and interactive game. This is a game based on the Hasbro Taboo game show. Tools/Games LINK 
Tasting Tubishvat K-5 Single lesson In this family education program, children and families will learn about the holiday of Tubishvat, The New Year for Trees by tasting and exploring various fruits that are significant to the land of Israel. Jewish Living & Identity, Holidays, Values LINK 
Teach With the Rabbi 3-12 Tool One of the elusive goals of the teacher is to be sure that the student not only shows competence with the material, but has internalized it to such an extent that he or she can say it over in his or her own words. One method used to demonstrate knowledge of the issue is the oral report. Torah / Talmud, Tools / Games LINK 
Teaching Patriarchs and Matriarchs: Three Fathers and Four Mothers 7-10 Multi-lesson To create an interest in studying Torah, starting with the patriarchs and matriarchs, in order to begin to learn about the value of Torah stories and their lessons for everyday life. To develop skills for Toray text study. Jewish Living & Identity, Values, Torah / Talmud LINK 
Tikkun Olam 6-12 Multi-lesson Tikkun Olam experiences to strengthen the self-esteem and self-respect of teens and to offer the experience of the joy of participation in the mitzvah. Jewish Living & Identity, Values LINK 
Text-out-loud challenge 2-12 Single lesson Students are assigned roles for their participation in instances where English texts are read out loud in class. This helps the students pay attention to the materials. Tools / Games LINK 
The Admissions Board 9-12

Multi-lesson

 

Students participate in an experience to learn about the law of return. Israel LINK 
The Beginning 1-12

Lesson Introduction

 

A tool for teachers to use in setting the tone for the class in a meaningful, Jewish way. Tools / Games LINK 
The Creativity of Creation 1-7

Single lesson

 

To discover the immense creativity behind The Creation and to be creators ourselves, to discover that we have the spark of the divine in each of us. Values, Torah / Talmud, Art LINK 
The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry 6-8

Multi-lesson

 

Engaging lessons to teach students about the rich Jewish culture that existed in Spain before the Inquisition. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
The Importance of Communication 1-11

Single lesson

 

To examine the importance of communication in relation to the story of the Tower of Babel (and playing with marshmallows). Tools / Games, Torah / Talmud LINK 
The Intuitive Prayer Book 4-7

Multi-lesson

 

To facilitate student's creation of a prayer book that captures the essence of what prayer is. Prayer LINK 
The Joy of Shabbat 5-12

Single lesson

 

To provide an opportunity to experience of the joy, rest and peace of Shabbat (the most important holiday of the Jewish calendar). Students will be able to utilize the wisdom of our ancestors to connect us to our tradition and past and understand that we can learn from the wisdom of G-d"s creation (nature). Holidays LINK 
The Spanish Inquisition 6-8

Multi-lesson

 

Projects and discussions designed to teach about the crypto-Jews. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
The Ten Plagues as Guidelines to Character Development K-12

Multi-lesson

 

To help educators recognize and appreciate the many modalities of learning as described in the Talmud and to provide a self-diagnostic whereby teachers can assess their attention toward these modalities. Holidays, Torah / Talmud LINK 
The Wonder of Shabbat 1-8

Single lesson

 

Creating metaphors based on random objects that are compared to Shabbat. Tools / Games, Holidays LINK 
Torah Heroes and the Lessons They Learn 1-12

Multi-lesson

 

This style of looking into the mood of the hero in the Torah stories took me and my students into a very deep understanding of life. We looked at the heroes (such as Avraham, Jonah, and Noah) and tried to see the inner process of the events in their lives. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Torah Service for Young Children K-5

Multi-lesson

 

Through this experience, the children will develop an understanding of the Torah Service as a recurring part of Jewish Life, learn Hebrew vocabulary related to tefillot and ritual objects, learn t"fillot from the Torah Service, begin to experience the stories of the Torah, and develop their identity and connection to the Jewish people through a T"fillah experience. They experience the joy of Jewish Communal Prayer in a setting geared to their needs. Hebrew, Prayer, Torah / Talmud
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Torah Study Initiation K

Single lesson

 

To set an exciting beginning to the year and imbue the magic, mystery, and importance of the Torah. Torah / Talmud
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Treating Your Neighbor as Yourself 6-7

Single lesson

 

Students grapple with "the golden rule" using situations that emulate real-life dilemmas. Each student imagines himself/herself in several hypothetical situations, determines what he/she might do in each situation, and discusses why. Values
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Tribal Explorations k-12

Multi-lesson

 

To familiarize students with a variety of information regarding the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Jewish Living & Identity, Jewish History & Culture, Israel, Values, Art, Torah / Talmud
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Tu B'shvat New Year Be-Leaf Boards 7-12

Single lesson

 

To teach about the four Jewish new years; offer an opportunity to learn about the life cycles of a tree and our own renewal; to create an opportunity to reflect on our lives. Holidays, Eco-Judaism LINK 
Tu B"Shevat themed Shabbat Mishpacha K-1

Single lesson

 

A monthly informal Shabbat morning service and activity geared for families with young children. This program teaches children about Tu B"Shevat and creates a comfortable learning environment that helps families with young children integrate Jewish traditions and customs into the fabric of their lives as well as connect to the synagogue. Torah/Talmud LINK 
Tu B"Shevat: Tree of Life K-12

Multi-lesson

 

How do the science and spirituality of trees intersect in Judaism? Jewish Living & Identity, Hebrew, Holidays, Jewish History & Culture, Values LINK 
Using Drama in the Classroom K-5

Single lesson

 

Students participate in short written dialogues that can be presented with little or no rehearsal. These dialogues are designed to help young students become aware of the lessons the people in the Bible needed to learn. The drama can then be applied to lessons that need to be faced today. These dramatic dialogues have been used with multi-aged classrooms. The questions at the end of each drama provide participation for a variety of maturity levels. Jewish Living & Identity, Tools / Games, Values LINK 
Uncovering Your Jewish Roots 6-8

Multi-lesson

 

The goal of this lesson is to explore the pre-b"nai mitzvah students" relationship with G-d and to heighten this awareness and bond. Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Versatile Tic-Tac-Toe 1-8

Single lesson

 

A game used to reinforce learning in a fun, engaging way. Tools / Games LINK 
Which is More Important: The Sun or the Moon? 2-4

Multi- lesson

 

Children learn how the phases of the moon relate to the Jewish calendar. Jewish History & Culture LINK 
Who is a Jew? YouTube Style! 9-12

Single lesson

 

To engage students with media presentation and allow students to see multiple Jews and discover many different ways of "being Jewish." Offer students a safe space to discuss their views and values of being Jewish and present them with the understanding that there is no right or wrong answer to the question "Who Is A Jew". Jewish Living & Identity LINK 
Why Mitzvot Are Our Best Friends 1-4

Single lesson

 

This lesson teaches about different mitzvot and why they are important. Values LINK 
Yiddish Game 4-6

Single lesson

 

To develop an appreciation and understanding of Yiddish; to connect with their ancestors through language; and to learn some Yiddish words. Tools/Games

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Alef-Beit Ethics K-12

Multi- lesson

 

To develop an understanding, appreciation, and integration of Jewish ethical values through learning, discussion, values clarification and application in real time life. Jewish History & Culture, Values

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Asseret HaDibrot 9-12

Multi- lesson

 

1. To know and understand the 10 Utterances. 2. To understand why they are not commandments. 3. To know and understand how we can live by the same moral and ethical values, today. Torah/Talmud

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Biting the Apple 6-8

Multi- lesson

 

1. Students will be able to find chapter/verse in the Torah with ease, and learn basic text study skills. 2.Students will show a basic understanding of the historical context of early Genesis stories Torah / Talmud, Jewish Living & Identity, Values, Holidays

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Brachot Bash 4-12

Single lesson

 

1. Students will be informed about various lesser known brachot. 2.Students will understand that a variety of situations/items that have brachot. 3.Students will be able to practice Hebrew reading skills Prayer, Jewish Living & Identity, Hebrew, Values

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A Prisim of Israeli Independence Day 6-12

Multi- lesson

 

1. Students will explore different perspectives regarding Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. 2. Students will be able to explain why Yom Ha'atzmaut is important and special to Jews and Israelis. 3. Students will be able to recall facts and demonstrate understanding of main events in the formation of Israel as a country. 4. students will be able to describe why someone might not think of Israeli Independence Day as positive Values, Jewish History & Culture, Israel, Jewish Living & Identity, Holidays

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G-d Through Head and Heart 6-12

Multi- lesson

 

1. Students will be able to conceptualize G-d in their own way. 2.Students will be able to articulate that G-d can be experienced in various ways. 3. Students will be able to use their creativity to define an abstract concept. Values, Art

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Hebrew, Holiday Movement 1-5

Multi- lesson

 

1. Expanding Hebrew Vocabulary through a sensory experience 2. Becoming familiar with the contents of the holidays?
3. Enhancing creativity, team work and
inter-disciplinary associations.
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Hebrew Spoons (Kapiyot) 6-8

Game

 

1. Reading Practice. 2. Vocabulary Review.
3. Increase comfort with conversational Hebrew vocabulary
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Hot Seat Review Game 4-12

Game

 

1. Students will be able to review a wide variety of information already covered. 2.Students will be provided with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and retention in a competitive but safe environment. 3.Students will be able to practice Hebrew Reading skills as well as information obtained over the year. Jewish Living & Identity, Values, Hebrew, Holidays, Prayer, Jewish History & Culture, Torah / Talmud, Israel

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Jewish 5 Square 3-8

Single lesson

 

1. Make Judaism fun 2. Weave Judaism into everyday life. 3. Have kids seek our opportunities to "do" Jewish 4. Learn something about Judaism. 5. An experiential tool. Eco-Judaism, Holidays

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Jewish Dragons 3-8

Multi- lesson

 

To stimulate a fascination with the many odd creatures that populate Torah literature Torah/Talmud

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Jewish Holidays Musical Chairs
K-8

Game

 

1. Students will be able to identify various symbols associated with Jewish holidays. 2. Students will get exercise and be able to release energy (allows for kinesthetic learning). 3.Students will have fun. Holidays

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Marvelous Mischakim: Games to learn by
K-5

 

Game

 

Varies for each game Hebrew, Israel

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Prophets, Posters and Poetry
6-12

 

Multi-lesson 

 

1.To acquaint students with prophets they may be unfamiliar with. 2. To familiarize the students with the social and moral message of selected prophets by engaging their analytical minds and visual senses. 3.To have students reflect in various media on the message of each of these prophets. 4.To introduce the students to contemporary examples of individuals who seem to live in the spirit of the prophets and their teachings. Torah/Talmud

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Setting Our Clock to Jewish Time
1-3

 

Multi-lesson 

 

1. Learn about the phases of the moon and how they correspond to the Hebrew months. 2. Learn the Hebrew months in order 3. Calculate/learn about students' Hebrew birthdays in addition to their American birthdays. 4. Learn how to read a lunar/Hebrew calendar (the concept of Second Adar will be touched on briefly) Jewish History & Culture

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Shiva Unit/Jewish Death 4-12

 

Multi-lesson 

 

1.Students will be understand various traditions associated with Jewish Death. 2.Students will become familiar with Shiva traditions and ritual aspects of mourning. 3.Students will study the Mourners Kaddish (they will also be introduced to Aramaic & the 4 types of Kaddish) Jewish Living & Identity, Hebrew, Prayer, Jewish History & Culture, Values

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"Tfilia" - Mosaic Art Wall 4-8

 

Game 

 

1. Learn Hebrew vocabulary in the prayer 2. Express yourself through art 3.  Memorize the prayers order Hebrew, Art

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Tic Tac Torah 3-5

 

Game 

 

To assess what students have learned after studying a parsha of Torah. Can also be used for pre- and post-testing. Torah/Talmud

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Shemati 6-12

 

Multi-level 

 

1. Students will be able to express and discuss their honest opinions, thoughts, feelings and attitudes towards Judaism. 2. Students will demonstrate ability to apply the word, and meaning of, shemati in a relevant and appropriate setting. 3. Students will demonstrate ability to listen to one another attentively. 4. Students will demonstrate understanding of the process of a listening circle and will demonstrate ability to participate in a listening circle. Torah/Talmud

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Tikkun Olam - Through the Video Lens 6-12

 

Multi-level 

 

1.Students will understand the concept of Tikkun Olam. 2.Students will be able to identify acts of Tikkun Olam. 3.Students will be motivated to perform acts of Tikkun Olam and will be able to understand their potential impact. Values, Art

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Using Your Jewish Map and Compass 4-8

 

Single level 

 

1. Introduce how Judaism can help make good choices . 2. Make Jewish learning accessible, meaningful and fun. 3.Connect the realms of Judaism and taking care of the earth Eco Judaism 

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What Does Archery have to do with Judaism? 4-8

 

Single level 

 

What Does Archery have to do with Judaism? Eco Judaism, Holidays 

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