Get Ready for Purim!

With the holiday of Purim just over a month away, don’t forget about the World Purim Album from Beit Hatfutsot. This project is the Jewish People’s family photograph album – full of photos of Jews around the world dressed up in their best Purim costumes. If you have a class or community that will be dressing…

The Blasts of Jewish Peoplehood

Every High Holiday season a powerful sound momentarily causes we who experience it to pause. Tekiah. Shvarim. Truah. Tekiah Gedolah. Those sounds, stirring and dramatic, lead to personal reflection about how we missed the mark in the previous year and how we want to improve in the coming year. But shofar is about more than…

Resources for the High Holiday Season

We have chosen some ready-to-use educational resources from the Peoplehood Education Toolkit that bring together themes of Jewish Peoplehood and the High Holiday season. Check them out: Collective Prayer – A text study and activity based on the Vidui (Confession) liturgy of the High Holidays. How do we understand the language of “we” in relation to our…

Israel and the Peoplehood Paradigm

There are many ways in which to understand why and how Israel is significant for Jews. Some argue that it is the Promised Land; it is a refuge from persecution; it is the realization of secular Jewish nationalism; it is the hub for Jewish culture and innovation. Each of these approaches reflect a set of…

Worldwide Purim Album

In the aftermath of Purim take a look at the new Worldwide Purim Album from Beit Hatfutsot . Here are some ideas for using the album to connect your students to Jews across time and space. These ideas would work well with younger children and teens. Have your students bring pictures of themselves in Purim…