Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago's Online Resource Center
Challenge & Response - אתגר ומענה

Prayable Moments

When national news or important life events become the focus of student attention, turn those conversations into ‘Prayable Moments.’ Using this lesson...
Read More

Bentching Gomel

Bentching Gomel is the reciting of the gomel prayer after surviving a life threatening or dangerous situation. Help students express and discuss...
Read More

Psalms in Song Blendspace

This Blendspace is a curated list of videos, songs, and websites that will engage students in the Psalms curriculum. The Blendspace includes 25...
Read More

Satire, Humor and Cartooning

Explore social commentary and satire as Jewish tools for coping with difficult situations. Students will learn to “read” or interpret cartoons and...
Read More

Despair and Resilience

When we think about despair (Hebrew: ייאוש) today, we often think about losing hope. Biblical texts deal with this type of despair...
Read More

Vengeance

When tragedy occurs it is natural to feel a whole range of emotions, including anger, or even its more potent relative, rage....
Read More

The Pursuer

As you read these texts on the Hebrew concept of the “pursuer,” consider how the word is used most prominently in the...
Read More