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Community Learning

This page is a hub for learning resources for your communities.

Additional materials are being added on an ongoing basis. Let us know what you'd like to see!

Note: Legacy educational materials from our old site are still available at http://archive.jewishrecon.org/resources/299.

Community Learning Resources

Classroom Management and Lesson Planning

This manual provides practical suggestions and tools for lesson planning and classroom management. It includes excellent resources for bringing a “multiple intelligences” awareness into classrooms.

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A Version of Israel's Secular Shabbat -- Via a Song

The upbeat, jazzy Israeli song Shabbat Ba’boker  is a Shabbat song with no reference to ritual or practice. But in a way that only an Israeli song can express, it communicates a deep sense of how joyous the Sabbath can be.

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How to Make Yom Kippur Meaningful for Our Children

Yom Kippur is probably the most challenging holiday to explain meaningfully on a child's level. Rabbi Devorah Bartnoff, z”l, offers goals and techniques for teaching and experiencing Yom Kippur. 

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A Guide to Talking about Israel in your Congregation

Rabbi Toba Spitzer shares detailed guidelines and best practices on communal discussions around Israel.

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Trees of the Bible

There are many trees mentioned in the Bible. Here is a list of some of them and where you can find them. 

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