The Education Toolkit is a tool for the world-wide community of Jewish educators.
We are committed to sharing resources across the field, and encourage educators to share their own resources and lesson plans, allowing us to create a user-driven program bank.
It is in the arena of Jewish Social Justice that the questions of Universalism and Particularism are most often played out. And there is a plethora of resources that focus on social justice and the Jewish imperative to repair the world. The key questions focus on the tension between making the world a better place as a Jew, or as a human being.
The following are a few central resources and can lead you to texts, research, programs and much more.
- The Peoplehood Papers volume 12: For Whom Are We Responsible? Peoplehood in the 21st Century
- The Peoplehood Papers volume 6 : Peoplehood, Between “Charity Begins at Home” and “Repair the World”
- JUST Action – a set of texts, programs and case studies that raise questions of Universal vs Particular.
- American Jewish World Service
- Repair the World
- Bend the Arc
- On One Foot – an online resource bank of Jewish texts focused on social justice and service.
- Ask Big Questions is a wonderful resource that provides educators with conversation guides focused around Big Questions, such as, Who is in my family? and Who am I responsible for? Many of the questions are built around the tension between universalism and particularism.
- An art-based activity based on Rav Kook’s text, “The Fourfold Song”.