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Lucky 13!

Friday the 13th may be scary for some, but the number 13 is associated with many positive Jewish events and values....
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Rugby Terms in Hebrew

Use these lists of rugby and team color vocabulary to follow rugby all over the world in your Hebrew classroom. Students can...
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A-Ba-Ni-Bi

Sing and dance to this classic Hebrew children’s song! The disco-style tune is fun to sing around a bonfire or while playing...
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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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Winter Bibliography

Whether traveling to a cold climate or staying home with a cup of hot chocolate, these stories are certain to get your...
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Brain Breaks

A brain break is a short period of time in which students stop classroom work and engage in an activity — perhaps...
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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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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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I Love Chocolate

Use the popular Israeli children’s song “I love chocolate” as a wonderful opportunity to learn Hebrew vocabulary and create art from sculptures to videos to...
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Saying Goodbye

L’hitraot Chaverim–Teach your students to say goodbye in the Jewish way, through celebratory meals, praying, singing and planning to meet...
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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...
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Student Self Evaluations

Students themselves are a wealth of information when writing report cards. Ask students to complete this Student Self-Evaluation. It can be very...
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Hoop It Up!

Use these lists of basketball and team color vocabulary to bring the NBA into your Hebrew classroom. Students can interact with the...
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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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Thanksgiving Blessings

Explore the different berachot (blessings) that help us to say “Thanks” for the foods that we eat through the lens of Thanksgiving....
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Thanks a Lot!

Sukkot and Thanksgiving both celebrate the harvest. Students experience this celebratory time through interactive activities and reflect on the similarities and differences...
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Thanksgiving Placemat

This Thanksgiving coloring page is a fun sheet to have available as students trickle into class or to give to students who...
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Exploring Religious Freedom

This lesson plan and activity guide will help students make connections between the pilgrims’ immigrant experience and Jewish American immigrant experiences while...
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Kicking It In Hebrew

Use these lists of soccer and team color vocabulary to follow soccer all over the world in your Hebrew classroom. Students can...
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Welcome Poster

Use these curriculum ideas with JTeach.org’s Welcome poster, which is available at JTeach’s online store. Download our curriculum guide to foster interactive...
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Writing a Letter to Parents

A welcome letter to your students’ parents can be a wonderful tool for establishing partnership between home and school. This letter-writing guide...
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Who is in Our Class

Help students get to know each other with this easy ice-breaker. Simple but fun, this activity allows students to share their Jewish...
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Chair of Honor

Reinforce the value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) or celebrate birthdays in your class with this festive chair of honor. Students can...
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Tu B’Av

Many people think of Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of the month of Av), as the Jewish Valentine’s Day.  This perspective comes from...
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Special Food Days

The calendar is filled with special food days. Put your own Jewish twist on these summer days while you enjoy special...
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