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How to commemorate Tisha B’Av with your students

If you want to engage your students in the history and themes of Tisha B’Av, we’ve compiled a list of Unpacked for Educators resources you can use.

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What’s New: Summer 2022 – new and improved content pages, sharing features, favorites and more

As we’re always striving to bring you the next best thing in education, Unpacked for Educators just got upgraded. Here’s a quick guide on how to fully utilize everything UED has to offer. Consistency is key All content pages underwent a makeover to give you a smoother, more user friendly experience. It’s now simpler than ever to find content details for videos, podcasts, and articles. Enjoy seamless navigation through all available lesson features and resources and build your lessons with ease. New sharing features Ever scratch your head over the …

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Jewish continuity: Are we aiming too low?

Dr. Noam Weissman argues that, instead of focusing on continuity, the Jewish community should aim higher and embrace an aspirational Judaism.

Mourning the loss of the children and teachers in Uvalde

“Derech eretz precedes Torah.” After another mass shooting, we must find ways to repair the brokenness, and work to create a healthy, functioning human society.

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How to celebrate and explore Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) with your students

Jerusalem Day marks the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967. Use these tips to engage your students in the history and themes of this important yet under-celebrated holiday.

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How to engage your students for Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron

Use these five simple strategies to engage your students in meaningful conversations and fun activities for Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day).

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What does freedom mean in 2022?

What are we collectively seeking freedom from this year and what do we seek the freedom to do or become?

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Who Zelensky wants the Jewish people (and all of us) to be

Zelensky is asking us to stand for something, stand with Ukraine and be 4:14 Jews. He is asking us to recognize that this is all of our moment.

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Takeaways from the biggest gathering of Jewish teens in two years

We attended the BBYO International Convention in Baltimore this past week. Here are 10 big ideas about Israel education we’re taking with us.

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