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Classroom Resources

Looking for a lesson plan or classroom activity? You will find plenty of ideas in categories such as Bible, Jewish holidays, Jewish history, Jewish law, and more. Click Classroom Resources and search by Type, Disciple and/or Grade. Have something to contribute? We'd love to hear from you; be in touch.

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Join the Conversation

Lookstein's online discussion groups provide over 5000 teachers, administrators, principals, librarians, doctoral students and lay leaders with the opportunity to carry on serious online deliberations on issues in Jewish education as well as develop ongoing professional relationships.

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Professional Development

Jewish educators often look for that extra resource, a new idea, fresh outlook. This is the place. Here you will find articles, podcasts, and more to enrich your professional experience as a Jewish educator. Have a resource you'd like to share with others? We'd love to see it, let us know.


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We want YOU!

Actually, we want your ideas. Have an article you'd like to share? A lesson plan? We're always looking to add to our Professional Development and Classroom Resources. Send us what you have and we will be in touch.

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Digital Promise: Learning Jewish, Online

"A century ago, when my bubbe sat in her fifth grade classroom in a Chicago public school, with 30+ classmates sitting row after row, listening to her teacher lecture, it would have been hard, probably impossible, for her to envision learning today." Read more of Chana German's article in eJewish Philanthropy.

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In Their Footsteps

For the second year in a row, the Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy has received a grant from the Hadassah Foundation for the continued development of our leadership courses for young women. A few places still left for September 2017.

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JEL Journal Winter 2016 (15:1) – Teaching the Whole Child

Winter 2016

Click for our latest issue, about teaching the whole child. New issue on Tefillah due out by the beginning of the school year. Stay tuned.

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