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Daily Life & Sacred Moments - קודש וחול

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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Embracing “What’s Next?”

Engaging in professional development opportunities can increase skills and provide new insights at any stage of one’s career. As you anticipate next steps...
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Total Eclipse

How should one respond when the sun is shrouded in darkness by the moon in the middle of the day?  When the...
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Summer Food Days!

Updated for Summer 2019! The calendar is filled with special days throughout the year. Put your own Jewish twist on these summer...
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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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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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Mental Health Resources

Our guide provides access to learn about common mental health conditions, listen to first-person stories of struggle and survival, read discussions on...
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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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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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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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