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…

New Media Resources in the Toolkit

Check out the new media resources in the CJPE Toolkit for Jewish Educators. We are curating and organizing selections of short video clips that educators can use to explore the themes of Jewish Peoplehood. With each video clip we also offer you suggestions for activities to use with those clips, and all part of our interconnected…

Jewish Peoplehood for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

At this time of year, following Passover, the Jewish calendar is full of celebrations and commemorations that highlight the national aspects of being Jewish. Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) are powerful and rich expressions of Jewish Peoplehood, and offer many educational opportunities to explore…

Camp Fire Connections

“Who is really here for who?” The question resonated for the whole group, as they sat in their specially-built temporary structure (a sukkah of sorts), in the northern Negev. It was Friday night and the 41 participants in the “Tribal Fire” program (in Hebrew Medurat Hashevet) had reached a level of open communication that the…

Welcome to our Blog

It is time for like-minded Jewish peoplehood educators and activists to share a common platform for discourse and mutual enrichment.  We live in times when Jewish peoplehood can be a practice and an active experience, so let’s celebrate this opportunity.  In ancient times, the notion of Jewish Peoplehood was primarily a conceptual framework reflected in…