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5 Ways to Celebrate Purim with Pre-Schoolers

By Rifki Orzech | Purim | 0 Comments | 05 March, 2019

We own one Purim costume for babies, it’s a tiger, and over the years we’ve tied it into multiple themes so we could use it three times over.  Purim with small children isn’t easy….. sure you...

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Why is using video in teaching so valuable?

How often do you view a YouTube video to learn something that helps you do your job? Once a month? Once a week? Daily?Research has shown that half of all employees view YouTube videos for...

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Fun, Mitzvot and Community Quadrupled

By Rifki Orzech | Purim | 0 Comments | 20 February, 2019

I’m getting really bad at the prep for chag ahead lark… I missed the chance to get Purim costumes delivered from Amazon, won’t risk it with Aliexpress and I’m toying with bad pun homemade costumes...

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7 best resources to utilise as a Jewish Studies teacher

By Ji Team | Jewish Education | 0 Comments | 11 February, 2019

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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[Updated] How to manage a digital Jewish Studies classroom

By Ji Team | Educational Technology | 0 Comments | 04 February, 2019

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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Mish Mash Malapropisms and Jumbled Letters

By Rifki Orzech | Alef Bet | 0 Comments | 04 February, 2019

Auto correct can be hilarious. I remember responding to our hostess’s allergy enquiries four days before going to her for Shabbat lunch. I confirmed that we weren’t allergic to anything but some...

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Doo Doo Doo Shabbat Songs and Spaces

By Rifki Orzech | Shabbat | 0 Comments | 30 January, 2019

“It’s Shabbat doo doo doo doo” sang the Maccabeats and their pint-size co-singers on their latest music video, Shabbat Baby Shark, throwing out beats on challa, tasty Shabbat fare, and nap time....

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Kids do Dumb Stuff in the Virtual World Too

By Rifki Orzech | Internet Safety | 0 Comments | 21 January, 2019

I would be reading out a press release from the Department of the Obvious if I said that children did  really dumb stuff sometimes. You know the things that leave you looking like a horrified...

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Tu Bishvat Higia Chag Ha’Get Outside

By Rifki Orzech | Tu Bishvat | 0 Comments | 15 January, 2019

I remember thinking quite clearly one Sunday morning, a little over a decade ago, that my child doesn’t really do nature. It was the way she screamed spiderrrrr, at the harmless fly hovering...

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Going Out on a Limb for Trees

By Rifki Orzech | Tu Bishvat | 0 Comments | 10 January, 2019

It seems a little odd that we all turn tree huggers in the dead of winter, so where did all this begin? Tu B’shvat, meaning the 15th of Shevat, is mentioned in the Mishnah as an important date...

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