Educational Resources for Jewish Prayer/Tefilla

    Tefilla Articles and Research

    Action Research Report on An Approach for Creating Meaningful Tefilla Experiences in Middle School by Eric Golombek

    Commitment vs. “Connecting” by Yehuda Amital

    Creating a Tefilla Environment: Personal and Institutional Priorities by Zvi Grumet

    Delightful Davening: Connecting Young Children and their Families to Prayer and Torah by Treasure Cohen

    Destiny, Freedom, and the Logic of Petition by Shalom Carmy

    Engaging Souls: Bringing Elementary Tefillah to Life by Eric Golombek

    Experiential Tefilla: A Teaching Guide by Brent Davidoff

    Helping Students Find Their Own Voice in Tefillah: A Conceptual Framework for Teachers by Jay Goldmitz

    “In the King’s Presence”: Teaching for Tefillah: A Communal Responsibility by Wallace Greene

    Meaning-Making in Prayer: A Model for the Use of Collaborative Constructivist Technology for Spiritual Engagement by Devorah Preiss

    Personal and Public Prayer by Gerald Blidstein

    Prayer as an Act of Chesed by Norman Meskin

    Prayer Options and Prayer Education in Plurastic Jewish High Schools: Balancing Education, Socialization and Spirituality by Daniel N. Finkel

    Real Siddur Teaching: What I Know About Prayer Education by Joel Lurie Grishaver

    Spiritual and Practical: A New Approach to Teaching Tefillah by Lev Metz

    Teaching Birkat Hamazon: The Grace After Meals by Saul Kaiserman

    Teaching Spirituality in Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools by Moshe Sokolow

    Tefillah Motivation through Relationship Building and Role Modeling: One Rabbi’s Approach by Moshe Drelich

    The Conflict of Halakhah and Prayer by Joseph Tabory

    The Search for Spirituality in Jewish Education by Jewish Educational Leadership

    Tefilla Classroom Resources

    Birkat Hamazon (PPT*) by Johnny Solomon

    Daily Thoughts on Tefilla by Jeremy Spierer

    Hebrew-English Camp Siddur (Bind Version) compiled by Avi Ziskind

    Hebrew-English Camp Siddur (Staple Version) compiled by Avi Ziskind

    Instructions for binding Hebrew-English Camp Siddur by Avi Ziskind

    My Siddur (lesson plan for early childhood) by Yaniv Salzberg

    Shabbat Morning Service Tefillot (recordings) by Abraham and Miriam Gannes Religious School of Congregation Beth David

    Shachrit Pyramid by Moshe Drelich

    Tefillah/Prayer Lesson Plan by Tammie Rapps (Babaganewz)

    Ten Ways to Personal Prayer (PPT*) by Alan Wecker

    The Amidah (PPT*) by Johnny Solomon

    The Shema (PPT*) by Johnny Solomon

    Tefilla Word Lists

    34 Most Frequent Words in the Siddur by Janet A. Resnick

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (all) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 500+ times) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 200-499 times) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 100-199 times) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 50-99 times) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 25-49 times) adapted by The Lookstein Center

    Tefilla Lesson Plans, Curricula & Activities

    A Curriculum for Tefilla for Yeshiva Day Schools by Yehuda Eisenberg

    Birkat Hamazon Unit by Daniel Rose

    Kavvanna: Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer (Study Guide and Sourcesheets) by Seth (Avi) Kadish

    Keva and Kavana in Prayer by Harold Bell

    Liturgy Curriculum for Middle Elementary School (downloadable PDFs) by JECC

    Modes of Movement into Tefillah: Wordplay with Asher Yatzar by Jodi P. Falk

    Modes of Movement into Tefillah: Essence with Elohai N’shama by Jodi P. Falk

    SmartBoard Lessons for Tefillah by various authors

    Teaching Baiurei HaTefilla by Isaiah Wohlgemuth

    Tefilla Workshops for Chanichim by Saul Adler et al.

    Tefilla Sources and Study

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – Introduction and Birchot Hashachar by Abe Katz

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur Pseukei D’Zimra by Abe Katz

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – Kriyat Shema and its Brachot by Abe Katz

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – Introduction to Shemona Esrei and the First Three Brachot by Abe Katz

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur –The Middle Brachot of Shemona Esrei by Abe Katz

    A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – The Last Brachot of Shemona Esrei by Abe Katz

    Tefilla/Siddur Websites (Digital siddurim)

    My Siddur (Nusach Ashkenaz)

    Online Siddur: A Web Tefilla Resource

    Siddurim and Machzorim for Daily, Shabbat and Holiday Use (Ashkenaz/Sfard/Eidot Ha-Mizrach)

    The Mobile Siddur (for cellphones)

    The Open Siddur Project

    The QR Prayer Service (Reform service)

    The Transliterated Siddur (Siddur Ba-eir Hei-teiv)

    Collaborative Projects

    DavenSpot Blog (initiated by The Lookstein Center)

    The Tefillot Project (initiated by SSDS Boston)

    With All Our Hearts Wiki (initiated by JECC)

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