Classroom Category Resources: Holidays

Tisha B’Av Resources and Activities

These Tisha B’av pages include everything you need to know about Tisha B’av including background information for the educator, vocabulary, educational themes, sample activities, and a kinnot guide. To contribute... Read more

Interactive Classroom Lessons for Hallel/Psalms

Hallel is composed of a series of Mizmorei Tehillim that are recited during Tefillah on a regular basis – on Rosh Hodesh, Hanukka and... Read more

High Holidays Resources

Below find an annotated collection of Jewish educational resources about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. If you think something is missing, let us know.... Read more

Chanukah Resources

Below is a collection of Chanukah/Hanukkah lesson plans, powerpoints, and articles created by Lookstein Center staff or contributed to site by Jewish educators. To... Read more

Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) Part 3

Students discover why the argument between God and Yonah is relevant to Yom Kippur. Read more

Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) Part 2

Students finish reading Sefer Yonah and learn why Yonah was so uncomfortable carrying out God’s mission. Read more

Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) Part 1

In this lesson, students read chapter one of Sefer Yonah and are introduced to the conflict between Yonah and God. Read more

Sukkot: The Land of Israel and Rain

Students learn about the importance of rain for The Land of Israel and examine the reasons for saying mashiv haruach umorid hageshem beginning on Sukkot. Read more

Shavuot: The Shnei Luchot HaBrit

Students explore a theory regarding the division of the Commandments onto two tablets. Read more

Megillat Esther: Repairing Sha’ul’s Mistake

Students trace back Mordechai’s and Haman’s ancestry and see that the battle of Megillat Esther mirrors the battle fought by their ancestors. Students learn how to... Read more
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