Instructional Materials

  • Submitted on September 28, 2016

“Make a Difference Day” – 2006 Educational Materials by Shira Hammerman and Daniel Rothner

“The Passion of the Christ” – More Resources from the ADL

“The Passion of the Christ” – Resources from the ADL

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

A 4MAT Lesson Plan on Vayeshev for Elementary School

A Curriculum in Tefilla for Yeshiva Day Schools by Yehuda Eisenberg

A Different Sukkot Program – 2000

A Global Purim (worksheet) by Daphna Kahn

A Jewish Multiple Intelligence Junior High School Curriculum by Semadar Goldstein

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust by the Florida Center of Instructional Technology

A Teamim Primer by Moshe Sokolow

Activities for Jewish Disability Awareness Month 2013 by Shutaf

ADL Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Educators

Adventures in Literacy-Land by Shawn Zelig Aster

Aggadot about Jerusalem compiled by Jules Gutin

An Introduction to the Tu B’Shvat Seder

Ancient Egypt and Modern Germany Unit

Anti-Semitism and The Merchant of Venice: A Discussion Guide for Educations by the Anti-Defamation League

Bar/bat-Mitzvah Study Units by Moshe Drelich & Naphtali Harcztark

Basic Competency Program by Nechama Sheinkopf

Bereshit Unit on Creation and Evolution

Business Unit by Zev Silver

Caring about Non-Jews: A Sourcesheet by Arielle Perlow

Caring for the Sick and Elderly, Feeding the Hungry by Shira Hammerman and Daniel Rothner

Ceremony for the Burial of the Shamot/G’niza by Sandy Andron

Chanukah and the December Dillema by Helene Audrey Bergman

Comments for Report Cards and Evaluation by The Lookstein Center

Connections Israel – Educational Modules and Lesson Plans

Daf Yomi – Gemara Resources

Daily Thoughts on Tefilla by Jeremy Spierer

Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust (Teacher’s Guide)

Downloadable Worksheets on Judaism from The Jewish Museum, UK

Educational Unit on Plagiarism – Jewish Sources by Yair Hoffman

Evaluation Flashcards (method to evaluate professional skills with performance-based criteria) by Chanie Glantz

Excerpts from Rosh Chodesh Workbook

This is a sample of an method of teaching basic Jewish literacy in a community day school (Orthodox and non-Orthodox) using a text-based approach. This an exerpt of a workbook used in Moriah College, Sydney, Australia.

Financial Survivability, The Economic Meltdown: Brutal Facts Vs. Unshakeable Facts, a PPT adapted by Elisha Paul

Growing Jewishly: A Workbook for College Decisions by Francis Nataf and Alan Stadtmauer

Guide Sheets for Reading Nevi’im and Ketuvim: A System for Study and Review by Seth (Avi) Kadish

Habits of Mind for Gemara (4 year curriculum) by Tzvi Pittinsky

Hagaddah Pesach Unit by Laura Notowitz and Alison Hurwitz

Haggadah Shel Pesach: The Fifth Son by Moshe Abelesz

Halakhah Mi-mekorah: Hilkhot Shevi’it (Hebrew, excerpt) by Yosef Zvi Rimon

Hands-on, Interdenominational Sukkot Program Description

Hebrew Language Rubric for Report Cards by The Lookstein Center

Hebrew Reading Skills Testing and Evaluation for Day Schools (Gr. 1-6) and Congregational Schools (Gr. 3-7) by Chaya Friedmann

Hebrew Self Study

This is a free online Hebrew group in which participants email each other exercises from Weingreen’s Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew.

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

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

Hebrew-English Camp Siddur Binding Instructions by Avi Ziskind

Hilchot Pesach: Online Scavenger Hunt by Tzvi Pittinsky

In the Bat Mitzvah Celebration: An Annotated Bibliography

Israel Activism–Address to Students by Uriel Lubetski

Jewish Poverty Curriculum (Sample Lesson) by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Jewish studies curriculum – Columbus Torah Academy

Jewish Women’s Archive Lesson Plans

Kavvana: Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer – Study Guide and Source Sheets by Seth (Avi) Kadish

Kedusha Chart (Parashat Kedoshim) by Leah-Perl Shollar

Lookstein Judaic Studies Lesson Plan Database

Ma’amerei Chazal Worksheet (Parashat Kedoshim) by Leah-Perl Shollar

Manhattan Day School Jewish Studies Curriculum

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program – Sample Lesson on Miriam

Megillat Ruth : Hesed and Hutzpah – A Literary Approach – Study Guide by Noam Zion

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (Hebrew html)

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (English)

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (Hebrew PDF)

Mishkan Project for Fifth Grade by Stuart Light

Mishna Brakhot: Keva and Kavana by Harold Bell

Mishnah, Hamishnah C’Darchah

This encyclopedic site, created by Moshe Kline, contains a new edition of the Mishnah, Hamishnah C’Darchah. All six orders of the Mishnah are now freely available here in Hebrew. There is also a collection of articles, both in Hebrew and in English, which deal with “woven texts” in general, and specifically, the Mishnah. This resource will be valuable to students of the Bible, ancient literature and Oral Law.

Mishpacha/Jewish Family Life Course Outline by Chaye Kohl

Mizrach texts (Hebrew and English)

Outline of the LAVE (Life and Values Education) Programs

Parshat Va’era: The Hardening of Pharoh’s Heart by Moshe Ablesz

Particularism and Universalism: HATZOLOH Scenario by Moshe Sokolow

Pesach Divrei Torah Project by Nachum Amsel

Pesach Ideas for Hebrew School Programs by The Shluchim Office

Prayer for the State of Israel: Different Approaches – A sourcesheet compiled by Uri Cohen

Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel

Preserving the Environment: Thinking Out of the Box by Shira Hammerman

Programming Ideas for Yom Ha’atzma’ut by David Tesler for the AVI CHAI Foundation

Proposal for the Development of a Comprehensive Torah Shebe’al Peh Curriculum

Rabbi Pittinsky’s 9T2 Gemara Page – designed by his students

Resources for the Teaching of Israel

Rosh Hashana Seder by Noam Zion

Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics by URJ Press

Sample Yom Hashoah Commemoration by Allen Leider

Seeds of Hope: A Babaganewz Seder for Tu B’Shevat

Sefer Bikkurei Sukkah by Howie Jachter

Sefer Torah Hapatuach–The Open Scroll

Senior Class D’var Torah Project by Avi Silverman

Shabbat Overview with Suggested Sources by Tzvi Pittinsky

Shmuel Bet Grand Finale – An MI Project for Middle School by Shiffy Landa

Six T: Six Tikkunim for Israel at Sixty (UK) by Lokey International Academy of Jewish Studies

Six T: Six Tikkunim for Israel at Sixty (US) by Lokey International Academy of Jewish Studies

Smart Board Jewish Educational Database

Sources on why does Eliyahu herald the Moshiach by Tzvi Pittinsky

Sudan and US: Jewish Response to the Situation in Sudan – Compilation and Study Guide by Shlomit Blum

Suggested Summer Reading for Rabbi Bieler’s Judaism Course

Suggestions for Activities and Programs In Reaction to the Situation in Israel by Lookjed Readers

Suggestions for connecting students to Israel

Tanach for Advanced Students: Part 2: Family Matters in Sefer Bereshit

Tanach for Advanced Students: Part 3: Joseph and His Brothers

Teachers guide – Holocaust course by Edith Shaked

Teaching Birkat Ha-Mazon by Saul Kaiserman

Tefilah Pyramid by Moshe Drelich

Tefilla Workshops for Channichim by Saul Adler et al

Ten Ways to Personal Prayer by Alan Wecker

Thanksgiving and Sukkot by Helene Audrey Bergman (a look at harvest festivals around the world)

The Bat Mitzva Files and Progam by Tali and Yehoshua Grunstein

The Bible Quiz Website – Parashat Hashavua Q & A by Jacob Richman

The Disengagement from Gaza: A Classical and Contemporary Jewish Perspective – A Beit Midrash Guide, Section I by Abbi Adest

The Disengagement from Gaza: A Classical and Contemporary Jewish Perspective – A Beit Midrash Study Guide, Section II by Abbi Adest

The Flatbush Model: A Zionist Curriculum For Students After the Creation of a Jewish State By Rabbi Yotav Eliach

The Four Children by Noam Zion (text and teacher’s guide)

The Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers by Gary Grobman

The Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit 2000-2001Hebrew Language Curriculum

The Menorah: A Jewish Symbol, Educational Resource Guide by Hadassah Levy

The Mitzva Experience by Yoseif Bloch

The Mitzvah of Hakhel by Rabbi Jay Goldmintz

The Prince of Egypt: An Orthodox Look at Hollywood’s Latest Version of the Exodus Narrative by Yossi Ziffer

The Rashi Workbook: The 30 Rashi Skill Competencies by Russel Jay Hendel

The Teach Torah Initiative: Resources and Lesson Plans for Yeshiva High School Teachers by Richard Hidary

Themes in Bereshit Chapter 9 and Chazal’s View of Drinking by Aliza Libman Baronofsky

Beginning with Bereshit 9, this assignment focuses on Judaism’s perspective on drinking and other self-destructive behaviors.

Torah and Contemporary Life: Was the American Revolution Kosher? by David S. Gruber

Treasure Chest in Action (Using Learning Modalities in Judaic Studies) by Leah-Perl Shollar

Tsunami and Tu Bishvat 2005 – compilation and study guide by Shlomit Blum

Tu B’Shvat Seder compiled and edited by David Derovan

Unit on shevuah she’einah birshuti (Baba Metziah 34B) by Yoel Doron

Using Graphic Organizers and Nonlinguistic Representations (in Judaic Studies) by Leah-Perl Shollar

Vayetze Targilon (with ta’amei hamikra exercises) by Aharon Friedler

VeTen Tal U-Matar by Moshe Sokolow

WebQuest on the Prohibitions of Shabbat

Will They Fly a Plane into our House?

Yeshiva of Flatbush Tzedakah Project by Jeremy Spierer

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