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<p>Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a Chicago-based non-profit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. IFYC works to foster what it calls a "critical mass" of interfaith leaders on college campuses that will later craft and drive this dialogue of interfaith cooperation. They offer a variety of programs, including Leadership Institutes and campus partnerships. Website also offers a variety of free resources for use on college campuses, that may also be adapted for high school or other young adult audiences.</p>

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<p>American Jewish World Service has released its first-ever school curriculum, called <strong>Where Do You Give? A Tzedakah Curriculum</strong>. The curriculum is interactive and challenges students to think carefully and intentionally about tzedakah. It's designed for middle school students but can be adapted for older students as well. AJWS partnered with the Jewish Teen Funders Network and Babaganewz to create a range of resources.</p>

URLwheredoyougive.org(0 visits)
Publication Date2012
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish Values Curriculum

<p>Jewcology is a project of graduates of ROI (http://roicommunity.org), who have come together to create a resource for the entire Jewish-environmental community. Jewcology incorporates collaboration from a wide range of Jewish environmental leaders and organizations worldwide. This project was funded by the ROI Innovation Fund.</p> <p>The long-term goal of this project is to build a multi-denominational, multi-generational, regionally diverse community of Jewish environmental activists, who are learning from one another and from an expanding set of Jewish-environmental resources, how to educate their communities about our Jewish responsibility to protect the environment.</p>

URLwww.jewcology.com(0 visits)
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Behrman House offers a wide variety of free digital &amp; multimedia tools for Jewish educators at all grade levels, from early childhood through adult education, in both Hebrew language &amp; Judaica. The site also offers tech tools and advice for educators interested in integrating more mutlimedia &amp; non-print resources into the Jewish classroom.

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<p>YouTube's new teacher channel is a guide for K-12 educators for using video in the classroom. Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos. Teachers can also sign up to become part of the YouTube Teachers Community, a mailing list that allows them to share ideas and best practices.</p>

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<p><span>The author discusses the range of ways in which environmental issues are integrated into Jewish education curricula. He identifies four elements of experiential education that involve students' relationship to their learning experience: 1) each other; 2) their teacher; 3) their curriculum; and 4) their physical setting. The author provides examples of Jewish environmental educational approaches which incorporate these elements. In Jewish Education News, Summer 2008.</span></p>

Publication Date2008
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<span>Experiential environmental education includes awareness, interconnectedness, and responsibility. It is usually taught to our children only upon request, once or twice a year, by guest educators who come to the classroom to do specialized programming. We need a rethinking and reshaping of how these teachings can enhance the Jewish educational system, beginning with the current curricula in rabbinical schools and Jewish teacher training programs.</span>

Publication Date2008
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<p>This site is co-sponsored by MyGood Deed, The HandsOn Network, and Repair the World. Site includes a wealth of tools &amp; resources for classroom &amp; educational engagement in commemoration of 9/11. Students &amp; teachers may watch and post videos showcasing their tributes, post on the blog, and browse a variety of engagement tools that other groups &amp; classrooms around the country are sharing.</p>

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A variety of resources for Jewish educational settings to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, compiled by the UJA-Federation of New York.

Publication Date2011
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This article from The Jewish Week culls reflections on the lessons of 9/11 from agency heads, rabbis, victims’ families, &amp; students, as we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Publication Date2011
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A collection of Jewish resources on teaching &amp; commemorating 9/11 from the Partnership for Jewish Life &amp; Learning. Links include themes from weekly Torah readings, themes appropriate for the opening of school, service learing ideas, and myriad others.

Publication Date2011
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  • Databases and Resource Centers

This guest post in the New York Times Learning blog discusses the importance of teaching 9/11 in schools, particularly as the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches. The post is authored by two educators <span>explaining why they believe 9/11 should be taught in school. </span><br /><span><br />Pamela Moran is the superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia and president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. Ira David Socol, a graduate student in the College of Education at Michigan State University, consults on curriculum and use of space in schools.</span>

Publication Date2011
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<p><span>JETS (Jerusalem EdTech Solutions) was founded by former North American Jewish educators currently living in Israel who combine to bring a wealth of experience in Jewish studies instruction, curriculum development, and staff development, along with a deep understanding of North American Jewish and general education. In addition, the Jerusalem location of JETS provides access to educational materials and methodologies developed in the vast Jewish educational infrastructure in Israel, the opportunity for on-site development to bring Israel into Diaspora classrooms and communities, and contact with a significant pool of capable former Diaspora Jewish educators who have moved to Israel.</span></p>

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The Sulam Center has resource pages for students, parents and educators. Welcome to <span class="regBold">Sulam: the Center for Jewish Service Learning</span>. Service Learning is a methodology that helps you to more deeply connect your students with their Jewish tradition and adds depth and meaning to the community service work (whether you call it Tzedakah, Chesed, Tikkun Olam or social action) that they perform. We exist to provide you with the tools you need to use this valuable approach to enhance your educational programs. Educator resource center includes curricular materials, professional development opportunities, and a database of Jewish teen-friendly volunteer opportunities. <br />

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Times and Learning Network resources to help students understand earthquakes, tsunamis, the culture and history of Japan, disaster relief and related issues. This page was originally posted to The New York Times blog in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.

Publication Date2011
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Rabbi Shai Held originally composed this prayer in the wake of the Asian tsunami disaster in 2004; it was re-posted to the <a href="component/mtree/technology/the-open-siddur-project-invitation-to-young-technologists">Open Siddur Project</a> in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.<br /><br />Download a PDF of the prayer in Hebrew and English here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=728&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Prayer in the Wake of the Tsunami (<span class="small">86.19 kB</span>)</a>

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This page was created by <a href="component/mtree/tikkun-olamsocial-justice-/repair-the-world">Repair the World</a> in response to the devestating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It contains links for further reading and how to help through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and is being continually updated as new information arises.

Publication Date2011
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<span> <p class="style8">On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake struck Japan, triggering a massive tsunami that further devasted a broad stretch of the Japanese coast. In the aftermath, several nuclear reactors experienced leakages, leading to a wider humanitarian crisis.</p> <p class="style8">This is a collection of resources for Jewish educational frameworks, presented by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education.</p> </span>

Publication Date2011
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks

These source sheets were originally posted by the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education in response to the Tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2005. They are appropriate for any Jewish classroom wishing to study Jewish textual sources in response to a natural disaster, tzedakah &amp; tikkun olam. <br /><br />Download the source sheets here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=729&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Hebrew and English with Science and Discussion Questions (<span class="small">158.95 kB</span>)</a><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=720&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Tsunami Jewish Source Sheet: E ...

Publication Date2005
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<p align="justify">The Melton Centre Israel education curriculum catalogue gathers in one place an analysis of all publicly available English-language curriculum for teaching about Israel in Jewish day schools, supplementary schools and camps. The catalogue is an initiative of the iCenter, with funding provided by the Jim Joseph and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundations.</p> <p align="justify">The catalogue is a helpful resource for all educators of Israel, both formal and informal, as well as curriculum developers, graduate students and for those involved in educational research. The catalogue allows the practitioner and researcher to become familiar with all recently produced publicly available material for teaching about Israel and can assist educators to identify the material that best suits their educational purposes.</p>

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