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Educational Resources for Jewish Prayer/Tefilla

Tefilla Articles and Research

Action Research Report on An Approach for Creating Meaningful Tefilla Experiences in Middle School [1] by Eric Golombek

Commitment vs. “Connecting” [2] by Yehuda Amital

Creating a Tefilla Environment: Personal and Institutional Priorities [3] by Zvi Grumet

Delightful Davening: Connecting Young Children and their Families to Prayer and Torah [4] by Treasure Cohen

Destiny, Freedom, and the Logic of Petition [5] by Shalom Carmy

Engaging Souls: Bringing Elementary Tefillah to Life [6] by Eric Golombek

Experiential Tefilla: A Teaching Guide [7] by Brent Davidoff

Helping Students Find Their Own Voice in Tefillah: A Conceptual Framework for Teachers [8] by Jay Goldmitz

“In the King’s Presence”: Teaching for Tefillah: A Communal Responsibility [9] by Wallace Greene

Meaning-Making in Prayer: A Model for the Use of Collaborative Constructivist Technology for Spiritual Engagement [10] by Devorah Preiss

Personal and Public Prayer [11] by Gerald Blidstein

Prayer as an Act of Chesed [12] by Norman Meskin

Prayer Options and Prayer Education in Plurastic Jewish High Schools: Balancing Education, Socialization and Spirituality [13] by Daniel N. Finkel

Real Siddur Teaching: What I Know About Prayer Education [14] by Joel Lurie Grishaver

Spiritual and Practical: A New Approach to Teaching Tefillah [15] by Lev Metz

Teaching Birkat Hamazon: The Grace After Meals [16] by Saul Kaiserman

Teaching Spirituality in Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools [17] by Moshe Sokolow

Tefillah [18]Motivation through Relationship Building and Role Modeling: One Rabbi’s Approach [18] by Moshe Drelich

The Conflict of Halakhah and Prayer [19] by Joseph Tabory

The Search for Spirituality in Jewish Education [20]by Jewish Educational Leadership

Tefilla Classroom Resources

Birkat Hamazon (PPT*) [21]by Johnny Solomon

Daily Thoughts on Tefilla [22] by Jeremy Spierer

Hebrew-English Camp Siddur (Bind Version) [23]compiled by Avi Ziskind

Hebrew-English Camp Siddur (Staple Version) [23] compiled by Avi Ziskind

Instructions for binding Hebrew-English Camp Siddur [24] by Avi Ziskind

My Siddur (lesson plan for early childhood) [25] by Yaniv Salzberg

Shabbat Morning Service Tefillot (recordings) [26] by Abraham and Miriam Gannes Religious School of Congregation Beth David

Shachrit Pyramid [27] by Moshe Drelich

Tefillah/Prayer Lesson Plan [28] by Tammie Rapps (Babaganewz)

Ten Ways to Personal Prayer (PPT*) [29] by Alan Wecker

The Amidah (PPT*) [30] by Johnny Solomon

The Shema (PPT*) [30] by Johnny Solomon

Tefilla Word Lists

34 Most Frequent Words in the Siddur [31] by Janet A. Resnick

Siddur High Frequency Word List (all) [32] adapted by The Lookstein Center

Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 500+ times) [33]adapted by The Lookstein Center

Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 200-499 times) [34] adapted by The Lookstein Center

Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 100-199 times) [35] adapted by The Lookstein Center

Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 50-99 times) [36] adapted by The Lookstein Center

Siddur High Frequency Word List (terms appearing 25-49 times) [37] adapted by The Lookstein Center

Tefilla Lesson Plans, Curricula & Activities

A Curriculum for Tefilla for Yeshiva Day Schools [38] by Yehuda Eisenberg

Birkat Hamazon Unit [39]by Daniel Rose

Kavvanna: Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer (Study Guide and Sourcesheets) [40] by Seth (Avi) Kadish

Keva and Kavana in Prayer [41] by Harold Bell

Liturgy Curriculum for Middle Elementary School (downloadable PDFs) [42] by JECC

Modes of Movement into Tefillah: Wordplay with Asher Yatzar [43] by Jodi P. Falk

Modes of Movement into Tefillah: Essence with Elohai N’shama [44] by Jodi P. Falk

SmartBoard Lessons for Tefillah [45] by various authors

Teaching Baiurei HaTefilla [46] by Isaiah Wohlgemuth

Tefilla Workshops for Chanichim [47] 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 [48] by Abe Katz

A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur [49] Pseukei D’Zimra [49] by Abe Katz

A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – Kriyat Shema and its Brachot [50] 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 [51] by Abe Katz

A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur –The Middle Brachot of Shemona Esrei [52] by Abe Katz

A Look at the Sources and Structures of the Prayers in the Siddur – The Last Brachot of Shemona Esrei [53] by Abe Katz

Tefilla/Siddur Websites (Digital siddurim)

My Siddur [54](Nusach Ashkenaz)

Online Siddur: A Web Tefilla Resource [55]

Siddurim and Machzorim for Daily, Shabbat and Holiday Use [56] (Ashkenaz/Sfard/Eidot Ha-Mizrach)

The Mobile Siddur [57] (for cellphones)

The Open Siddur Project [58]

The QR Prayer Service [59] (Reform service)

The Transliterated Siddur [60](Siddur Ba-eir Hei-teiv)

Collaborative Projects

DavenSpot Blog [61] (initiated by The Lookstein Center)

The Tefillot Project [62] (initiated by SSDS Boston)

With All Our Hearts Wiki [63] (initiated by JECC)

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