Jewish Interactive Blog

Jewish Interactive Blog

    6 thought for 6 days - Ideas for teaching Yom Yerushalayim

    This Wednesday is the 28th Iyar 5777 (corresponding to the 24th May 2017), and it was on this date exactly 50 years ago that the Israeli army entered the Old City of Jerusalem and reestablished a...

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    5 tech trends that could change education forever!

    By Ji Team | Jewish Education | 0 Comments | 09 May, 2017

    Since the turn of the century, we have seen the rise of broadband internet, mobile technology, smart phones and all kinds of smart devices. It’s now possible to connect your kitchen appliances to...

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    How to manage a digital Jewish Studies classroom in 2017

    A teacher is always front and center in the classroom. Modern technology, like connected smart devices, has resulted in a vast amount of information, teaching materials and other stimuli finding...

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    On Lag BaOmer and Harry Potter

    Lag BaOmer is a multi-layered day of celebration which, while celebrated by many, is often misunderstood. In this blog, I will explain the different elements of this mysterious day and suggest how...

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    How to lesson plan for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmuut

    By Ji Team | Yom Hazikaron | 0 Comments | 25 April, 2017

     “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

    -Anne Frank

    After Passover, the Jewish calendar enters into the period called the Omer. This period was intended as a time of...

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    7 best resources to utilise as a Jewish Studies teacher

    By Ji Team | Jewish Education | 0 Comments | 21 April, 2017

    Teaching Jewish Studies to children is hugely rewarding. You are, after all, contributing to the cultural upbringing of young members of your community. There are many resources available online...

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    How to improve your child’s ability in reading Hebrew

    By Ji Team | Teaching Hebrew | 0 Comments | 19 April, 2017

    Hebrew is an integral part of Jewish cultural identity. As such, children benefit hugely from having a thorough understanding of the Hebrew language. As a parent, you want your child to become a...

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    How to better engage your classroom in Jewish Studies

    As a teacher in training some ten years ago, a lecturer shared with us the following wisdom ‘More important than a lesson plan is a classroom management plan.’ In essence, you cannot hope to teach...

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    How to lesson plan for your Jewish Studies class

    While not every planned class may be great, great classes come from great planning. Here are 7 simple rules for how to lesson plan, with some specific pointers for Judaic Studies teachers:

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    Nurturing Jewish Identity, one tap at a time

    By Rabbi Johnny Solomon | Ji Tap | 0 Comments | 27 March, 2017

    According to the great Jewish thinker Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, there are two aspects of Jewish identity.

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