Category: Jewish Holidays
2 Unit(s), 9 Resource(s), 6 Teaching Tool(s)
In this unit, we will learn about the idea of Torah study, the general importance of Torah in our lives and how that is expressed through the study of Torah on Shavuot.
The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth is read in the synagogue on the holiday of Shavuot. The story told in this book is linked to the holiday of Shavuot in terms of the time of year at which it takes place — the time of the wheat harvest. This is also the time of year at which we celebrate Shavuot. In addition to the timing, the content of this book is also related to the holiday of Shavuot.
Megillat Rut (The book of Ruth) – Being a Jew
Megillat Rut (The Book of Ruth) tells the story of Ruth’s choice to become part of the Jewish people. In this lesson, we will discuss the significance of Judaism for us and the choices we make surrounding this topic.
Kindness (Chessed) in the Book of Ruth
In the Book of Ruth (Megillat Rut), kindness (chessed) is expressed in several different ways. This unit discusses the meaning of kindness, how we can be kind, and the importance of kindness in society.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot – The Jewish Value of Learning
In this resource, we will learn about the Jewish value of study through familiarization with the custom of Tikkun Leil Shavuot (all-night Torah study on Shavuot).
The Torah is Better than Any Merchandise
The Importance of the Torah for Us
The Torah is the foundation of Jewish culture and Jewish life. We read from it every week, there is a commandment to study it, and it forms the center of two holidays – Simchat Torah and Shavuot. In this unit we will discuss why the Torah has such an important status in Jewish tradition and what it means for us.
First Fruits (Bikurim)
The mitzvah of bringing bikurim (first fruits) to the Holy Temple is referred to in the Torah as an act of gratitude to God for bringing us to the land of Israel. In this resource, we will discuss the importance of being grateful for the good things in our lives, the various ways in which we can express our feelings of gratitude, and the connection between gratitude and the first fruits.
From Generation to Generation
In this resource, we will learn about the lineage of Torah transmission and how we can take part in this chain of transmission and innovate in it.
The Ten Commandments
This resource explores the Ten Commandments, which constitute a moral foundation for the Jewish people and have inspired other nations, as well. It also deals with the importance of rules for society and the individual.
At Mount Sinai
Receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai is a formative event in Jewish tradition and
culture. This resource discusses this event and considers in what ways its memory
has been meaningful for Jews throughout the generations and down to our own
The Giving of the Torah
The experience at Mount Sinai is a formative event in Jewish tradition and culture. In this resource, we will explore the description of that event and what that description can teach us about the Torah.
Personal Identity Card
A template for the "Megillat Rut: Being Jewish" resource, which focuses on the various characteristics of our identity – external, internal, individual and group.
Pay it Forward
Cards that accompany the resource “Kindness in the Book of Ruth”, to be used to create a chain of acts of kindness.
From Generation to Generation
A template for the “From Generation to Generation” resource which presents the different stages in the development of the Jewish tradition (Torah, Midrash, Rabbinic Commentary). The students are invited to add their own ideas as the next link in the train of tradition.
What Can We Learn from the Torah?
A template for the unit Torah Study helping to identify different themes and values we receive from the Torah. The template is also suitable for the “Torah Study” unit, for older students.