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Educational resources on antisemitism ahead of Tisha B’Av

Use these educational resources to educate your students about antisemitism in its various forms, during The Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av.

Teaching current events in Israel today

Our senior directors of Israel education Sarah Gordon and Avi Posen share four suggestions for how to successfully teach Israeli current events in the classroom.

The perfect Yom Ha’atzmaut programming for your classroom in honor of Israel at 75

Bring the power of film to your students As Israel approaches its 75th anniversary, it’s time to start thinking about how to commemorate this historic milestone in the classroom.  The best way to engage students is through Unpacked for Educators’ Yoms Film Festival. This initiative, created for Israel at 75, is perfect for engaging students of all ages in Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut programming.  Our educators have hand-picked a selection of films and moderator guides to help you facilitate meaningful discussions with middle-high school and college aged …

Highlights from our ‘Unsafe Spaces’ tour in Los Angeles

Our team just returned from a film tour in Los Angeles with “Unsafe Spaces.” We reflect on the highlights, key takeaways, and why we are feeling optimistic about the Jewish future.

What is the best way to respond to antisemitism?

In this op-ed, our editor Sara Himeles argues that the Jewish community must respond to antisemitism with education and in a united way, rather than in a politically divided way.

Israel History Month is back!

November is Israel History Month! We created this holiday to help ensure our students are knowledgeable and confident in Israeli history. Here’s how to bring five critical events in Israeli history that all happened in November to your classroom.

What does nuanced Israel education really look like?

Sarah Gordon, our Senior Director of Israel Education for the Americas, shares practical advice on how to successfully implement a nuanced approach to Israel education.

Israeli Elections 2022 Educational Resources

As Israel’s 5th election in 3 years quickly approaches, it’s time to bring the conversations taking place in Israel to our classrooms. Israeli elections are a great educational tool to teach about Israeli society and the hardest hitting questions facing Israel today. We’ve put together a number of resources for you to use with your students – from campaign ad videos to discussion topics and everything you need to run mock elections.

5 takeaways from my trip meeting with Jewish leaders in Australia

I recently returned from Australia where I presented at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Jewish Educators’ conference. Here are 5 takeaways from my trip.

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