Instructional Materials

“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

The Lookstein Center