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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.

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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How can Judaism be more relevant to our students today?

In a time of such vitriolic partisanship, let’s teach our students a different way to think about the world — a way that is not colored in red and blue. The wisdom and ethics found in Jewish tradition extends far beyond the synagogue and can guide us in each aspect of our lives.

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8 big takeaways on Israel and antisemitism

We attended the Israeli-American Council conference this weekend in Florida. Here are 8 big ideas we’re taking away from it.

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Programs that enrich the classroom

Encourage your students to live, learn and love Jewish heritage and culture through an international community, using our turnkey combination of film and educational resources on a wide variety of special themed programs cultivated by our education team.

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What Gen Z can teach educators

From an educational standpoint, let’s consider the potential advantages of the 30-second TikTok video.

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