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9/11 Resources for Jewish Schools

Jewish Education Resources

9/11 – Profiles in Heroism, a film [1] by Aryeh Gelbard (25 minutes)

9/11 – September 11 Memorial Video – Final Moments [2] by Dov Emerson

A Liturgy for 9/11 – Text and Audio [3] by Alden Solovy

A Memorial Prayer for 9/11 in English [4]by Moshe Sokolow

A Memorial Prayer for 9/11 in Hebrew [5] by Moshe Sokolow

America is a Field of Dreams [6] by Michael Strassfeld, Society for the Advancement of Judaism

Back to School on September 11 [7] by Babaganewz

Commemorating September 11 [8] by BeliefNet (includes original Jewish prayers)

Commemorating September 11 [9]by URJ (includes services, readings and guides)

Do Teshuva One Day Before You Die – Sourcesheets and Poem [10]by Tzvi Pittinsky

For the Parchments May Burn, but the Letters Are Flying Free [11] 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 [12] by JECC

In Commemoration of September 11 [13] 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 [14] by R. Aharon Lichtenstein

Prayers for September 11 [15] by Avi Shmidman, Ben-Tzion Spitz, Milton Moshe Markovitz (appears in Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th [16])

Prayers of Reflection and Consolation [17]compiled by The Jewish Federations of North America

Resources for Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 [18] compiled by UJA-Federation of New York (includes prayer services and readings for schools)

September 11: Yahrzeit of a National Tragedy [19] by Sharon Halper, BJE Westchester

Ten Years Since the Hurban of 9/11/01: The Search for Narrative and Direction [20] 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 [21] by Tom Roderick

9/11 Memorial K-12 Lesson Plans [22]by 9/11 Memorial

9/11 Resources [23] by NYC Department of Education

Confronting September 11 [24] by Facing History and Ourselves

Educational Resources for September 11 [25] by Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Identity, Religion and Violence [26]by Facing History and Ourselves

Preparing for the Anniversary of 9/11 and the Coming School Year [27] by Crisis Management Institute

September 11: Bearing Witness to History – Online Exhibit [28]by Smithsonian National Museum of American History

September 11: Documentary Project [29] by Library of Congress

September 11: Personal Stories of Transformation [30] by Tribute WTC

Teaching and Learning about 9/11 with The New York Times [31] by Katherine Schulten, Shannon Doyne, and Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Will They Fly a Plane Into Our House? How to Talk to Children about Terrorism [32] by Lawrence E. Shapiro