K-12 Instructional Materials

Journey to the Mizrach

From JIMENA comes this curriculum about the history and culure of Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews.

Akhlah

Subtitled "The Jewish Chidrens Network," this traditional site has sections on the weekly parsha, Israel, the alphabet, a Hebrew phrase of the day, Torah heroes, Jewish holidays, and coloring pages.

Animated Talmud

This site provides an introduction to the Talmud through 15 lessons with over 100 minutes of animation.

Association of Jewish Libraries Values Finder

The purpose of this searchable database is to identify the Jewish values found in books written for Jewish children and teens in English or in translation. The Valuesfinder is a selective guide; not every book of Jewish content is included.

Bible Quiz Database

Created by Jacob Richman, this database contains questions about each parasha of the Torah. You can take timed quizzes and print the list of questions and answers.

Bisde Hemed

Hebrew language articles on Education, Religious Education and Bible Education from a religious point of view.

Center for Educational Technology

This Hebrew language site provides some excellent resources relating to Jewish and Israeli history for students.

Chidon HaTanach Bible Contest 

The site offers preparation advice and guides for the international Chidon Hatanch. Material is searchable by keyword and browsable by book of the Bible.

Chinuch.org

This site was created by the Torah Umesorah educational organization and consists of a free searchable online database of teacher-created learning materials and curricula. Free registration will allow you to create a profile so other educators can find and contact you and participate in discussion groups on various educational topics. The school rooms have tips, projects, and materials targeted to suit your area of instruction. You can also download parashat hashavuah pages and screensavers. This is an excellent starting point if you are looking for K-12 educational materials from a very traditional viewpoint.

Classroom Resources

From the Lookstein Center comes this database of lesson plans searchable by type, grade and category.

Daat

Designed by Rabbi Yehuda Eisenberg for teachers of Jewish Studies in Israeli religious schools, this Hebrew language collection of links to a broad variety of topics in Judaica is an excellent portal. Topics covered include Torah, Talmud, Literature, Citizenship, Jewish History, The Land of Israel, Responsa, Journals, Jewish Thought, Shabbat and Holidays, Jewish Family, Prayer, Bibliographies, Multimedia, Medicine and Jewish Law, Moral Dilemmas, Holocaust, Art, Humor.

Daat Encyclopedia

Hebrew language Jewish encyclopedia created by Yehuda Eisenberg and the team at the Jewish portal Daat.

Educational Books in Hebrew

Searchable source of Hebrew language books and movies located in Newark, New Jersey

Educational Materials from Yad Vashem

“The International School for Holocaust Studies produces educational materials for a variety of target populations and educational organizations in Israel and abroad.“

Halacha Yomit

From this very traditional website comes this large collection of Hebrew language materials divided into subjects.

HaMercaz LiTivnun Limudim

From this very traditional website comes this large collection of Hebrew language materials divided into subjects.

Instructional Resources from Amal

This Hebrew language site from The Amal Educational Network of secondary schools in Israel provides access to educational materials relating to the Bible, Jewish and Israeli history, and Judaism and democracy.

International Bible Contest

The site offers preparation advice and guides for the international Chidon Hatanch. There are a set of useful links and a syllabus you can download.

Israeli Textbooks

Hebrew language site that provide access to the full text of the textbooks used in Israeli schools. There are sections of the site that requirement payment, but most of the texts are free. You can browse by subject area.

JELED: Jewish European Learning Experience Dot.Net

Instructional materials in Finnish, German and Dutch to meet o meet the needs of these communities for curricular materials, ideas and opportunities of interaction in their national languages.

Jewish Bible Quarterly Weekly Quizzes 

From the Jewish Bible Association comes this set of weekly quizzes on all of the parshiot of the Torah.

Jewish Education and Entertainment 

Jacob Richman provides a good collection of Flash games for learning Israeli geography, doing word searches and match games, and a coloring book. He also has several collections including a trivia database, a Jewish wisdom database, and a Jewish clip art database. Finally, he has included a Hebrew songbook and a Hebrew sign maker.

Jewish Educational Leadership

Articles designed with the intention of providing a good balance between theory and practice in the world of Jewish Education from the Lookstein Center.

Jewish History Timeline

This site in English and Hebrew provides a “graphic and interactive one-page summary of Jewish history and heritage. Every entry on the timeline is a hot-spot that links to further reading.” There is also a listing of Jewish demographic history.

Jewish Holiday Material for Teachers

Instructional material from the Jewish Agency for the Jewish holidays for teachers arranged by their order in the calendar year.

Jewish Portal of Teacher Education

Created by the Mofet Institute, this site serves as a clearinghouse for materials on all aspects of Jewish formal and informal education and teacher education. You can browse by topic or search using an advanced searching interface.

Jewish Trivia Quizzes

Created by Jacob Richman, this site allows you to create Jewish trivia quizzes that you can tailor to a given age, topic, number of questions and time.

Jewish Virtual Library

This project of the American-Israel Cooperative Enterprise provides encyclopedia-like articles on Jewish topics arranged in more than 35 subject areas. Articles are succinct, authoritative, and often include bibliographies. There are also links to sections describing the economic relationship between Israel and various U.S. states and links to the full text of the agencys publications as well as a Virtual Israel Experience tour. This is a well designed, comprehensive site that serves as an online Jewish encyclopedia. It should be a first stop for students researching any Jewish topic.

JNF's Educational Site

Sections for students, teachers and parents on this site from the Jewish National Fund.

Jteach.org

From the Board of Jewish Education of Chicago comes this collection of instructional materials arranged by subject.

Learn Israel

“Learn Israel is a resource for teachers and librarians to promote fair and balanced information about Israel.” The site allows you to “download lesson plans that meet California and national standards for a variety of subjects, select books, films and CD's which we donate to your public or school library as long as they are catalogued, schedule speaker programs, and contact us for support or with your questions.”

Learning with the National Library of Israel

Resource packs and lesson plans using primary source materials in the National Library of Israel.

MAKOM – the Israel Engagement Network

This coalition between the Jewish Agency and Federation groups in the United States seeks new ways to engage diaspora Jews with Israel.

Midei Hodesh Behodsho

Journal for Jewish educators, publishing articles on Jewish Holidays and important Jewish persons. Includes bibliographies, references to multi-media materials and relevant websites.

Mikranet

Rich collection of resources for the study of Tanach, created by a consortium of educational groups in Israel. This searchable, Hebrew language site includes notes to each book of the Bible, timelines, links to maps, a glossary, historical material and pictures.

Navat Educational Library from Snunit 

Designed by the Israeli Ministry of Education, Navat is a searchable, annotated directory of educational web sites arranged in a Yahoo style format. Of particular interest to the Jewish educator is the section on Israel and Jewish studies. Sites are rated according to grade level, suitability for instructional use, and form. If you read Hebrew, this is an excellent starting point for locating instructional Jewish sites.

Or Comics

Hebrew language site of Jewish comics that are distributed in pamphlets in some synagogues in Israel. Archives of the comics are available.

Resources on Jewish Values

From Areyvut, an organization devoted to promoting chesed projects among teens, comes this collection of resources and ideas for teaching Jewish values.

Shma'atin

Hebrew language articles on Bible and Bible teaching, Oral Law and Halacha, Jewish education, and Jewish philosophy. Includes book reviews.

Smart Board Jewish Educational Database

This SJED portal contains a database of SMART Board lessons submitted by educators throughout the world.  You may download lessons through a search or by browsing the various lesson subjects and topics.  You may also submit a lesson, after filling out the appropriate form; each lesson will be reviewed and then posted.

Tanach Study Center

Created by Menachem Leibtag, this site provides lessons on Chumash and Navi. There are ongoing shiurim, archives of older classes and student resource material.

Teaching Sustainable Living

Resources from this Orthodox environmentalist group including teachings related to the weekly Torah parasha.

Torah Tots

Aimed at younger children, this site offers material on the weekly Torah reading and holidays along with music clips, a guest book, and a gift shop.

Virtual Library of Israeli Educational Television 

This Hebrew language site has resources for educational subjects arranged by topic. The site is browsable by topic and can be searched by keyword. There is access to an atlas of Israel and an historical atlas as well.

Zerach Educational Materials

Describing itself as "the largest importers of Israeli educational materials in North America," this site offers an online store that is searchable by keyword and subject.

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