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.
As digital media is becoming more prevalent, we want to leverage this reality and partner with you in enhancing your students’ Jewish learning. Regardless of your educational philosophy, these curated educational films can help add texture to your students’ classroom experience.
Whether you are teaching in front of a class, or from behind a computer screen, these resources are easy to integrate into your instruction.
Flipped instruction – Send video links to students in advance.
Direct instruction – Show films or videos directly to students.
Project Based Learning – Anchor with a video or article.
Socratic seminar – Use videos and discussion questions.
Our vision is to add enrichment and excitement to your teaching experience.
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.
Senior Vice President
Dr. Noam Weissman is a Senior 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.
Assistant Director of Education
Avi Posen is the Assistant Director of Education 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.
Elana Raskas is the Education Associate at Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. She creates content for Unpacked videos, articles and educational resources. She is passionate about harnessing technology to educate young Jews across the world. She earned a master’s degree in Bible and Talmud from Yeshiva University in New York.
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 her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and rabbinical ordination from Ziegler at American Jewish University in Los Angeles.