Impact on Students
*Student survey 2021
At Unpacked for Educators, our goal is to explore the Jewish story in all its complexity, intellectual depth and sophistication. We want to untangle the challenging ideas, make the key historical moments come alive, and share the fascinating disputes within Jewish history. Our goal is to help your students see that Judaism is as meaningful and relevant as ever.
Our nuanced educational content and resources are used by a global community of educators around the world and across all political and religious spectrums.
Through impact-based surveys we have proven results that our content has a significant impact on students’ knowledge, behaviors and attitudes towards Israel and Judaism.
Whether you are teaching in a classroom, or a less formal setting these fully digital resources are easy to use and integrate into your instruction.
Unpacked content is appropriate for students aged 10 and up.
Our vision is to add enrichment and excitement to your teaching experience. Welcome to the future of Jewish education.
OpenDor Media is a leading global non-profit media company for the 21st century. We educate, entertain, and engage our audiences by bringing to life big ideas and authentic stories, and by celebrating all things Jewish.
*Student survey 2021
Executive Vice President
Dr. Noam Weissman is an Executive Vice President at OpenDor Media. He leads the education vision and implementation at OpenDor Media with a special focus on the development of meaningful content and resources for students and educators. He holds a doctorate in educational psychology from USC with a focus on curriculum design.
Senior Director of Israel Education - EMEA
Avi Posen is the Senior Director of Israel Education – EMEA at Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. His focus is on content creation and exposing Jewish educators around the world to our Unpacked for Educators materials. Avi has worked as a Judaic Studies teacher, Hillel Director and Jewish camp director. He holds a Masters in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University in New York.
Senior Director of Israel Education - AMER
Sarah Gordon is the Senior Director of Israel Education – AMER for Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. Previously, Sarah served as the Director of Israel Guidance and Experiential Education at Ma’ayanot High School, where she taught Talmud, chaired a course on Contemporary Israel, and brought her vision and creativity to a wide range of school programs. Sarah holds dual masters degrees in Jewish Education and Modern Jewish History from Yeshiva University, where she is currently pursuing her Ed.D as a Wexner Fellow and Davidson Scholar.
Sara Himeles is an editor at Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. She has created and managed content and communications for former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and presidential candidate Barack Obama. Sara received rabbinical ordination from Ziegler at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Unpacked for Educators is made possible by a generous seed gift from The Skolnick Family Charitable Trust in memory of Sam Solomon z’l.
In 1995, Allen Skolnick and his wife Connie established the CAMBR Foundation (today the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust) to educate, engage, and inspire the next generation about Israel and the Jewish people. The Foundation supports several national not-for-profit organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, Hillel Foundation, Birthright Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science and American Friends of Hebrew University.
Today, Barry Skolnick, their son, continues his parents’ legacy by running the Foundation. Barry, a successful real estate and business executive and philanthropist, also serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, among other organizations.
Sam Solomon was a rabbi, innovative business leader, philanthropist. karate master, and dedicated family man.
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The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Moise Y. Safra Foundation
Pincus Fund for Jewish Education, Israel
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The Diane P. & Guilford Glazer Foundation Donor Advised Fund
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation
Sephardic Community Alliance
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
The Uretsky Family
Robyn & Russell Greenberg in memory of Blanche Rose Greenberg
Center for Educational Technology
Paulina and Larry Kovalsky & the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Jewish Federation of Broward County
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Jewish Federation of Delaware
Jewish Community Youth Foundation
Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation
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Unpacked for Educators is the go-to resource for Jewish and Israel education — for educators, by educators, seeded by a generous gift from The Skolnick Family Charitable Trust in memory of Sam Solomon z'l, and powered by OpenDor Media.
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