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D'VAR TORAH
Exodus 12:21-12:51

This activity packet for kids and families was prepared by Havaya Summer Programs in April of 2020.

Pesakh, Youth, Teen, Family

The Ten Plagues Relay Races - a Passover activity from Camp Havaya

Pesakh, Youth
This lesson helps children and adults delve into the meaning and feeling of the Hashkiveinu prayer.

This short biography of Mordecai Kaplan is written for children from 5th to 9th grade.

This resource on Jewish peoplehood provides tools for Jewish educators, including early childhood educators, to reflect and teach on issues of Jewish identity and peoplehood.

An empowering retelling of the Hanukkah story that emphasizes theology and remembering rather than miracles or military might.

Camp JRF, the Reconstructionist summer camp located in northeast Pennsylvania, has announced plans to open a film and arts-based specialty camp in Southern California. The Foundation for Jewish Camp, as part of its Specialty Camps Incubator, is awarding up to $1.4 million over four years to Camp JRF in order to open a Jewish specialty camp in the Los Angeles area.

Camp, Movement Activities, Youth, Teen

In a piece for eJewishphilanthropy.com, Rabbi Isaac Saposnik and Rabbi Jacob Lieberman liken the maintaining of an inclusive and safe camp environment to a balance beam routine: Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but you get back on the beam and move forward.

Description of Reconstructionist teaching certificate program

D'VAR TORAH
Leviticus 22:26-23:44

This is a hands-on, team activity for the week before Sukkot that allows students to build sukkot according to instructions given in the Mishnah.

A play and activities on the life and values of Zionist pioneer Theodor Herzl

D'VAR TORAH
Leviticus 16:1-34; 18: 1-30

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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