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Prayer - תפילה

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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Siddur Words Poster

Each of the words on the “Siddur Words” poster can be explored as an individual word or as a part of larger...
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Prayable Moments

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

Every day can be a good day. Enhance students’ understanding of the Zeh Hayom verse using art, music, and poetry in conjunction...
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Modeh Ani Blendspace

This Blendspace is a compilation of recordings of Modeh Ani in a wide variety of musical styles.  Click to visit the Modeh...
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Psalm 150 Blendspace

This Blendspace is a compilation of recordings of Psalm 150 in a wide variety of musical styles.  Click to visit the Psalm...
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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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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...
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Elevating Hebrew Reading Practice

Elevate your students’ Hebrew reading practice using Educreations (iPad app and browser-based). These suggestions and video tutorials include student and teacher instructions...
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Josh and the V’ahavta

Josh and the V’ahavta is a story for use in the intermediate grades.  It fits well with teaching about the V’ahavta.  The...
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Who Makes the Wind?

You cause the wind to shift and the rain to fall… On Shemini Atzeret, we add these words to the Amidah. This...
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Common Siddur Words

Use these resources and activities to help students gain familiarity with words frequently used in the siddur and deepen their connection to prayer. You...
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Illustrated Blessing Charts

Using visuals encourages active participation, collaboration and learning for all students. These illustrated blessing (brachah) charts have been created to help facilitate...
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Hallel

Use this lesson plan and student activity to learn about the Hallel (meaning praise) prayer.  Hallel is recited during worship services on Hanukkah,...
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