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Daily Life & Sacred Moments - קודש וחול

Zeh Hayom Calendar Project

Bring holiness to each day with our new Zeh Hayom calendar. Each month features a combination of commemorative dates, mini projects, discussion...
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February 2017 Zeh HaYom Calendar

Bring holiness to each day with our new Zeh Hayom calendar. The February edition features Tu’B’Shevat activities, commemorative dates such as National Clean out Your...
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Kosher or Not Kosher

Explore Jewish dietary laws while increasing Hebrew vocabulary in this study of animals that encompasses the entire animal kingdom. The lesson is available...
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Committing to Kindness

Gemilut Hasadim are small moments of kindness between people. Use these lessons to empower & inspire your students to treat others with...
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April 2017 Zeh Hayom Calendar

The April edition features Passover activities, commemorative dates such as National Poem in Your Pocket Day, a link to Hebrew baseball vocabulary in honor of Opening...
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May 2017 Zeh Hayom Calendar

The May edition features Israel activities, commemorative dates such as National Tap Dance Day and Mothers Day, festive Shabbat meal ideas, a link to Hebrew...
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Feeling Close to God

“Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.” ~Abraham Joshua Heschel   Inspire students to come up with their...
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JUNE 2017 ZEH HAYOM CALENDAR

The June edition features roller coasters, Israel activities, commemorative dates such as National Donut Day and Fathers Day, festive Shabbat ideas, a link to Hebrew basketball vocabulary and...
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Shema as a Six Word Story

Six-word stories are a growing trend; the Shema is the perfect example to help students understand why brief statements hold such power. Using the...
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MAY 2018 ZEH HAYOM CALENDAR

The 2018 May edition features Shavuot activities, commemorative dates such as National Visit Your Relatives Day and National Brisket Day, new Hebrew...
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Awe and Wonder

In this multi-sensory lesson, students consider moments that bring them awe or wonder and consider how blessings help us cultivate gratitude through...
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OCTOBER 2017 ZEH HAYOM CALENDAR

The October edition features Sukkot activities, commemorative dates,  links to art projects and stories,  a Hebrew counting challenge for Mole Day, and much more!...
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April 2018 Zeh HaYom Calendar

This April edition features Passover activities, commemorative dates such as Draw a Bird Day,  a link to ideas for celebrating Israel’s 70 birthday, and much...
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Bentching Gomel

Bentching Gomel is the reciting of the gomel prayer after surviving a life threatening or dangerous situation. Help students express and discuss...
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Mother’s Day

Ideas that will both educate your students and delight their moms! Plan a lesson that will forge a meaningful connection between our...
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