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Mitzvot & Middot - מצוות ומידות

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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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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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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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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Fake News

In this online unit, students in grades eight though twelve will explore multiple aspects of “fake news” from a Jewish perspective. The...
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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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The Ometz Lev Game

It takes the ometz lev (courage) of Queen Esther and Mordechai to advance through this game.  Will your team have what it...
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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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Cubs Win, Do Teshuvah!

In an unprecedented move, the Chicago Cubs gave one of their fans, Steve Bartman, a World Series ring to apologize for the...
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Middot Chart

This middot grid provides teachers and students with a list of Jewish values in Hebrew and English. Teachers may encourage their students...
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More than a Kind Word

January 24th is National Compliment Day. From Biblical trading cards to greeting cards for synagogue staff, invoke the Jewish spirit of the...
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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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