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Torah - תורה

Parasha Pic: Torah in Memes

Inspire your community to merge their life experiences with lessons from the Parasha (weekly Torah portion) using the JTeach.org Torah memes. Our...
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The Power of Words

In Judaism words do far more than tell, describe, or explain.  According to tradition, words can create an entire world out of...
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Illuminating Kohelet

Create contemporary illuminated manuscript art for the sukkah using the words of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes). Explore the long history of using art and...
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Be a Sofer

This lesson explores how a sofer (scribe) writes a Torah and give students the opportunity to practice writing  like a...
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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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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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Falling From Greatness

Accounts of public figures involved in scandals or engaging in misconduct are often in the headlines. These events provide educators with opportunities to...
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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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Holiness Breakout Box

Investigate themes of holiness through interactive puzzles and games based on the popular breakout.edu model. These materials empower students to explore three holiness themes: the...
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Origami Torah

Students will be able to make an origami Torah to use in a variety of classroom activities. Have a great way to...
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Torah as a Lifesaver

This project is an engaging way to enter into a discussion about the importance of Torah in Jewish life.  A lesson plan...
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Teaching Guide: Chaye Sarah

This parashat idea guide provides a wide variety of resources for teaching Chaye Sarah to grades k-3 including art ideas, technology-based activities,...
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Creating a Wordle

Wordle.net is a program that allows you to create a collage out of any existing text or list of words. The words...
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Welcome Poster

Use these curriculum ideas with JTeach.org’s Welcome poster.  Posters were given out at our KickStart 5776 Conference and are now available for...
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