9/11 Resources for Jewish Schools

  • Submitted on September 18, 2012

Jewish Education Resources

9/11 – Profiles in Heroism, a film by Aryeh Gelbard (25 minutes)

9/11 – September 11 Memorial Video – Final Moments by Dov Emerson

A Liturgy for 9/11 – Text and Audio by Alden Solovy

A Memorial Prayer for 9/11 in English by Moshe Sokolow

A Memorial Prayer for 9/11 in Hebrew by Moshe Sokolow

America is a Field of Dreams by Michael Strassfeld, Society for the Advancement of Judaism

Back to School on September 11 by Babaganewz

Commemorating September 11 by BeliefNet (includes original Jewish prayers)

Commemorating September 11 by URJ (includes services, readings and guides)

Do Teshuva One Day Before You Die – Sourcesheets and Poem by Tzvi Pittinsky

For the Parchments May Burn, but the Letters Are Flying Free by Hillel’s Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning (includes profiles and prayers for victims of September 11th and terrorist attacks in Israel)

Immediate Response Curriculum: September 11, 2011: A Day of National Tragedy by JECC

In Commemoration of September 11 by Peter J. Rubinstein, Central Synagogue, New York City

“Is Anything New Under the Sun?” Reflections of the First Anniversary of the Attack on the Twin Towers by R. Aharon Lichtenstein

Prayers for September 11 by Avi Shmidman, Ben-Tzion Spitz, Milton Moshe Markovitz (appears in Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th)

Prayers of Reflection and Consolation compiled by The Jewish Federations of North America

Resources for Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 compiled by UJA-Federation of New York (includes prayer services and readings for schools)

September 11: Yahrzeit of a National Tragedy by Sharon Halper, BJE Westchester

Ten Years Since the Hurban of 9/11/01: The Search for Narrative and Direction by Simkha Y. Weintraub, JBFCS New York Jewish Healing Center

General Education Resources

9/11 Anniversary Teaching Guide: Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans for K-12 by Tom Roderick

9/11 Memorial K-12 Lesson Plans by 9/11 Memorial

9/11 Resources by NYC Department of Education

Confronting September 11 by Facing History and Ourselves

Educational Resources for September 11 by Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Identity, Religion and Violence by Facing History and Ourselves

Preparing for the Anniversary of 9/11 and the Coming School Year by Crisis Management Institute

September 11: Bearing Witness to History – Online Exhibit by Smithsonian National Museum of American History

September 11: Documentary Project by Library of Congress

September 11: Personal Stories of Transformation by Tribute WTC

Teaching and Learning about 9/11 with The New York Times by Katherine Schulten, Shannon Doyne, and Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Will They Fly a Plane Into Our House? How to Talk to Children about Terrorism by Lawrence E. Shapiro

  • Contact us

    The Lookstein Center
    Bar Ilan University
    Ramat Gan 5290002

  • Connect on Facebook

  • Discussion Groups

    Be a part of our online communities, the first of which, Lookjed, began in 1998 with just 25 members (currently, over 3000!). Lookjed and Mifgashim are forums for educational professionals of all levels— academics, principals, teachers, and even lay people—to introduce, reflect upon, and debate compelling topics of interest in the world of Jewish education

    Learn More

  • Become a member

    Show your support for Jewish education, your colleagues, and The Lookstein Center by becoming a member. Membership packages are available for individuals, schools/organization, and university libraries.

    Learn More