Aimed at intermediate grades (5-6), this spirited text chronicles the story of Jewish migration to America from the earliest colonial settlement in 1654 to the present time. Master teacher Sondra Leiman weaves fascinating stories into the Jewish American experience, making history come alive.
The history book you've been waiting for! Sondra Leiman's The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities is an adventure that begins in Jerusalem in the first century and ends, two thousand years later, in modern-day Israel. With compelling photographs, colorful maps, intriguing sidebars, personal ...
Renowned educator Shirley Barish shares hundreds of fun-filled ideas for teaching Jewish subjects to children from kindergarten to high school. Classroom-tested for more than three decades, Barish's teaching gems are categorized according to age- and grade-appropriate activities and are organized...
This unique book is designed to invigorate, enhance and promote adult learning. Dr. Diane Tickton Schuster's groundbreaking new book addresses key issues in the rapidly expanding field of Jewish adult education. Using stories of learners and teachers, as well as theories of adult development and...
This detailed program guide explores the reasons why Jews join cults and offers concrete suggestions for combating cult recruitment. A Jewish Response to Cults is designed for use with high school students but is easily adaptable for any age group.
Using the classical commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra and others, as well as modern critical scholarship, the authors have produced a line-by-line translation and commentary to accompany the Hebrew text of the Book of Ecclesiastes. The often-quoted Book includes both well-known and quizzical texts,...
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.
Big Book of Great Teaching Ideas, The - For Jewish Schools, Youth Groups, Camps, and Retreats
Renowned educator Shirley Barish shares hundreds of fun-filled ideas for teaching Jewish subjects to children from kindergarten to high school. Classroom-tested for more than three decades, Barish's teaching gems are categorized according to age- and grade-appropriate activities and are organized by topic. From history to holidays, dance to art, drama to song, Barish's ideas make learning what it was always meant to be: downright fun. Topics include: Opening day activities * Holiday ideas * Symbols, rituals, and concepts * Jewish identity * Israel. Teaching ideas include: Drama and storytelling * Learning games * Art * Research projects * Discussion activities.
A "Helpful Hints" section for new and experienced educators offers practical tips on classroom management, organizing tzedakah programs, and getting parents involved.
Shir HaShirim: A Modern Commentary on Song of Songs
The Song of Songs, known in Hebrew as Shir HaShirim, is a biblical collection of erotic love poetry, a dialogue between two lovers. It was seen by the Rabbis, however, as a metaphor for the greatest love story of all, that between God and the people Israel.
Kravitz and Olitzky's original translation tries to recapture for the modern reader the beauty of the Divine love story that the Rabbis found in the text. Using commentary from Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Gersonides, and others, as well as insights from related contemporary teachings, the line-by-line translation and commentary breathes new life into the traditional rabbinic reading of this unique text.