Jewish Education Program

We work with educators and young people to connect the past to the present.

Through the integration of history and ethics, this unique program expands students' exploration of their Jewish identity, deepens their understanding of modern Jewish history, and honors the principles of social justice and repairing the world.

A Project Focused Learning Initiative in Action at Boston's JCDS

Messages & Announcements

February 14, 2019

Classroom resources to address themes of the Purim holiday: antisemitism, identity, and the choices that the characters in Megillat Esther made to ensure the survival of the Jewish people. 

September 27, 2018

This Sukkot, let us consider the idea that a “home” can feel at the same time both permanent and temporary.

Navigating Jewish American Identity

Using a video clip from the film, American Creed, students incorporate the ideas of W.E.B Du Bois and historian David Kennedy to explore the tensions that can exist when an individual’s American identity and their religious, ethnic, racial, and other identities are at odds with one another.

Teaching with the revised Holocaust and Human Behavior resource

Revised to reflect the latest scholarship on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the psychology of bias and prejudice, the new Holocaust and Human Behavior includes a wealth of new materials to support your teaching.

This five-day outline explores the choices of individuals, groups, and nations that contributed to the Holocaust. We recommend using Sacred Texts, Modern Questions to integrate Jewish content into this unit.

Designed to be taught in a Jewish setting, this outline guides you through a unit using readings, videos, and other resources. The unit is organized to follow the Scope and Sequence.

Upcoming Events

Educators in Jewish Schools will find the events below especially useful. 

2019

May

  • 15
    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism
    Massachusetts
    Workshop

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.

    Congregation Shalom
    87 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, MA 01863
    May 15, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 21
    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education
    Online
    Webinar

    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education

    In this webinar, we will discuss what is particular about starting conversations around race and equity in Jewish educational settings.

    May 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June

  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    New York
    Seminar
    $600.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    June 30, 2019 - July 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

July

  • 17
    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education
    New York
    Workshop
    $455.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education

    Examine the historical legacy of racism and its challenging realities in our contemporary lives, and acquire tools for facilitating discussion on this topic within Jewish educational settings.

    July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

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