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Instructional Materials

“Make a Difference Day” – 2006 Educational Materials by Shira Hammerman and Daniel Rothner [1]

“The Passion of the Christ” – More Resources from the ADL [2]

“The Passion of the Christ” – Resources from the ADL [3]

34 Most Frequent Words in the Siddur by Janet A. Resnick [4]

A 4MAT Lesson Plan on Vayeshev for Elementary School [5]

A Curriculum in Tefilla for Yeshiva Day Schools by Yehuda Eisenberg [6]

A Different Sukkot Program – 2000 [7]

A Global Purim (worksheet) by Daphna Kahn [8]

A Jewish Multiple Intelligence Junior High School Curriculum by Semadar Goldstein [9]

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust by the Florida Center of Instructional Technology [10]

A Teamim Primer by Moshe Sokolow [11]

Activities for Jewish Disability Awareness Month 2013 by Shutaf [12]

ADL Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Educators [13]

Adventures in Literacy-Land by Shawn Zelig Aster [14]

Aggadot about Jerusalem compiled by Jules Gutin [15]

An Introduction to the Tu B’Shvat Seder [16]

Ancient Egypt and Modern Germany Unit [17]

Anti-Semitism and The Merchant of Venice: A Discussion Guide for Educations by the Anti-Defamation League [18]

Bar/bat-Mitzvah Study Units by Moshe Drelich & Naphtali Harcztark [19]

Basic Competency Program by Nechama Sheinkopf [20]

Bereshit Unit on Creation and Evolution [21]

Business Unit by Zev Silver [22]

Caring about Non-Jews: A Sourcesheet by Arielle Perlow [23]

Caring for the Sick and Elderly, Feeding the Hungry by Shira Hammerman and Daniel Rothner [24]

Ceremony for the Burial of the Shamot/G’niza by Sandy Andron [25]

Chanukah and the December Dillema by Helene Audrey Bergman [26]

Comments for Report Cards and Evaluation by The Lookstein Center [27]

Connections Israel – Educational Modules and Lesson Plans [28]

Daf Yomi – Gemara Resources [29]

Daily Thoughts on Tefilla by Jeremy Spierer [30]

Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust (Teacher’s Guide) [31]

Downloadable Worksheets on Judaism from The Jewish Museum, UK [32]

Educational Unit on Plagiarism – Jewish Sources by Yair Hoffman [33]

Evaluation Flashcards (method to evaluate professional skills with performance-based criteria) by Chanie Glantz [34]

Excerpts from Rosh Chodesh Workbook [35]

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 [36]

Growing Jewishly: A Workbook for College Decisions by Francis Nataf and Alan Stadtmauer [37]

Guide Sheets for Reading Nevi’im and Ketuvim: A System for Study and Review by Seth (Avi) Kadish [38]

Habits of Mind for Gemara (4 year curriculum) by Tzvi Pittinsky [39]

Hagaddah Pesach Unit by Laura Notowitz and Alison Hurwitz [40]

Haggadah Shel Pesach: The Fifth Son by Moshe Abelesz [41]

Halakhah Mi-mekorah: Hilkhot Shevi’it (Hebrew, excerpt) by Yosef Zvi Rimon [42]

Hands-on, Interdenominational Sukkot Program Description [43]

Hebrew Language Rubric for Report Cards by The Lookstein Center [44]

Hebrew Reading Skills Testing and Evaluation for Day Schools (Gr. 1-6) and Congregational Schools (Gr. 3-7) by Chaya Friedmann [45]

Hebrew Self Study [46]

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 [47]

Hebrew-English Camp Siddur (Staple Version) compiled by Avi Ziskind [48]

Hebrew-English Camp Siddur Binding Instructions by Avi Ziskind [49]

Hilchot Pesach: Online Scavenger Hunt by Tzvi Pittinsky [50]

In the Bat Mitzvah Celebration: An Annotated Bibliography [51]

Israel Activism–Address to Students by Uriel Lubetski [52]

Jewish Poverty Curriculum (Sample Lesson) by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty [53]

Jewish studies curriculum – Columbus Torah Academy [54]

Jewish Women’s Archive Lesson Plans [55]

Kavvana: Directing the Heart in Jewish Prayer – Study Guide and Source Sheets by Seth (Avi) Kadish [56]

Kedusha Chart (Parashat Kedoshim) by Leah-Perl Shollar [57]

Lookstein Judaic Studies Lesson Plan Database [58]

Ma’amerei Chazal Worksheet (Parashat Kedoshim) by Leah-Perl Shollar [59]

Manhattan Day School Jewish Studies Curriculum [60]

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program – Sample Lesson on Miriam [61]

Megillat Ruth : Hesed and Hutzpah – A Literary Approach – Study Guide by Noam Zion [62]

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (Hebrew html) [63]

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (English) [64]

Memorial Prayer for 9/11 by Moshe Sokolow (Hebrew PDF) [65]

Mishkan Project for Fifth Grade by Stuart Light [66]

Mishna Brakhot: Keva and Kavana by Harold Bell [67]

Mishnah, Hamishnah C’Darchah [68]

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 [69]

Mizrach texts (Hebrew and English) [70]

Outline of the LAVE (Life and Values Education) Programs [71]

Parshat Va’era: The Hardening of Pharoh’s Heart by Moshe Ablesz [72]

Particularism and Universalism: HATZOLOH Scenario by Moshe Sokolow [73]

Pesach Divrei Torah Project by Nachum Amsel [74]

Pesach Ideas for Hebrew School Programs by The Shluchim Office [75]

Prayer for the State of Israel: Different Approaches – A sourcesheet compiled by Uri Cohen [76]

Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel [77]

Preserving the Environment: Thinking Out of the Box by Shira Hammerman [78]

Programming Ideas for Yom Ha’atzma’ut by David Tesler for the AVI CHAI Foundation [79]

Proposal for the Development of a Comprehensive Torah Shebe’al Peh Curriculum [80]

Rabbi Pittinsky’s 9T2 Gemara Page – designed by his students [81]

Resources for the Teaching of Israel

Rosh Hashana Seder by Noam Zion [82]

Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics by URJ Press [83]

Sample Yom Hashoah Commemoration by Allen Leider [84]

Seeds of Hope: A Babaganewz Seder for Tu B’Shevat [85]

Sefer Bikkurei Sukkah by Howie Jachter [86]

Sefer Torah Hapatuach–The Open Scroll [87]

Senior Class D’var Torah Project by Avi Silverman [88]

Shabbat Overview with Suggested Sources by Tzvi Pittinsky [89]

Shmuel Bet Grand Finale – An MI Project for Middle School by Shiffy Landa [90]

Six T: Six Tikkunim for Israel at Sixty (UK) by Lokey International Academy of Jewish Studies [91]

Six T: Six Tikkunim for Israel at Sixty (US) by Lokey International Academy of Jewish Studies [92]

Smart Board Jewish Educational Database [93]

Sources on why does Eliyahu herald the Moshiach by Tzvi Pittinsky [94]

Sudan and US: Jewish Response to the Situation in Sudan – Compilation and Study Guide by Shlomit Blum [95]

Suggested Summer Reading for Rabbi Bieler’s Judaism Course [96]

Suggestions for Activities and Programs In Reaction to the Situation in Israel by Lookjed Readers [97]

Suggestions for connecting students to Israel [98]

Tanach for Advanced Students: Part 2: Family Matters in Sefer Bereshit [99]

Tanach for Advanced Students: Part 3: Joseph and His Brothers [100]

Teachers guide – Holocaust course by Edith Shaked [101]

Teaching Birkat Ha-Mazon by Saul Kaiserman [102]

Tefilah Pyramid by Moshe Drelich [103]

Tefilla Workshops for Channichim by Saul Adler et al [104]

Ten Ways to Personal Prayer by Alan Wecker [105]

Thanksgiving and Sukkot by Helene Audrey Bergman (a look at harvest festivals around the world) [106]

The Bat Mitzva Files and Progam by Tali and Yehoshua Grunstein [107]

The Bible Quiz Website – Parashat Hashavua Q & A by Jacob Richman [108]

The Disengagement from Gaza: A Classical and Contemporary Jewish Perspective – A Beit Midrash Guide, Section I by Abbi Adest [109]

The Disengagement from Gaza: A Classical and Contemporary Jewish Perspective – A Beit Midrash Study Guide, Section II by Abbi Adest [110]

The Flatbush Model: A Zionist Curriculum For Students After the Creation of a Jewish State By Rabbi Yotav Eliach [111]

The Four Children by Noam Zion (text and teacher’s guide) [112]

The Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers by Gary Grobman [113]

The Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit 2000-2001Hebrew Language Curriculum [114]

The Menorah: A Jewish Symbol, Educational Resource Guide by Hadassah Levy [115]

The Mitzva Experience by Yoseif Bloch [116]

The Mitzvah of Hakhel by Rabbi Jay Goldmintz [117]

The Prince of Egypt: An Orthodox Look at Hollywood’s Latest Version of the Exodus Narrative by Yossi Ziffer [118]

The Rashi Workbook: The 30 Rashi Skill Competencies by Russel Jay Hendel [119]

The Teach Torah Initiative: Resources and Lesson Plans for Yeshiva High School Teachers by Richard Hidary [120]

Themes in Bereshit Chapter 9 and Chazal’s View of Drinking by Aliza Libman Baronofsky [121]

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 [122]

Treasure Chest in Action (Using Learning Modalities in Judaic Studies) by Leah-Perl Shollar [123]

Tsunami and Tu Bishvat 2005 – compilation and study guide by Shlomit Blum [124]

Tu B’Shvat Seder compiled and edited by David Derovan [125]

Unit on shevuah she’einah birshuti (Baba Metziah 34B) by Yoel Doron [126]

Using Graphic Organizers and Nonlinguistic Representations (in Judaic Studies) by Leah-Perl Shollar [127]

Vayetze Targilon (with ta’amei hamikra exercises) by Aharon Friedler [128]

VeTen Tal U-Matar by Moshe Sokolow [129]

WebQuest on the Prohibitions of Shabbat [130]

Will They Fly a Plane into our House? [131]

Yeshiva of Flatbush Tzedakah Project by Jeremy Spierer [132]