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Contents How to Use This Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hebrew & Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Celebrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Bible & Sacred Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Life Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Israel & History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 God, Religion, Synagogue & Sacred Community . . . . . . . . . 119 Parent, Family & Adult Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Books for Teachers & Educators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Jewish Art Kits & School Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Ordering from Torah Aura Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

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How to Use This Catalog Our 2017–2018 will allow you to browse through the Torah Aura catalog and purchase the items you want to think about or use in your classrooms. We invite you to not only browse, but to sample materials online by clicking on the “Read a Chapter” and “Preview a Sample” buttons. And you will find links to documents, webinars and training videos as well. We hope you enjoy the experience. Here are some things you should find helpful. • The table of contents is linked and will take you to each section of the catalog. • On PC and Mac computers you can search on item titles by clicking on the magnifying glass and entering an item’s title or key words. You can download a page by clicking on the download button. You can even share pages by clicking on the share button. • On Android tablets and iPads scroll though the pages using the scroll button at the bottom of the page. 3


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Hebrew & Prayer

Hebrew & PraYer 5


BJL: Alef to Tav Activity Book Laurie Bellet & Christine Tripp

Pre-primer. Grades: K–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Hebrew Letter Recognition

BJL Beginnings Alef to Tav Activity Book is a Hebrew activity book for students in kindergarten to first grade. This book helps students master the twenty-two initial letters of the Alef-Bet, as well as a vocabulary word for each letter. Each two-page lesson has one page on the vocabulary word and one page of discrimination exercises and a fun “find the letter” games. BJL Beginnings Alef to Tav is designed to work as a stand-alone activity book or in conjunction with BJL Beginnings.

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ALEF TO TAV ACTIVITY BOOK [ITEM #15404] . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

Now I Know My Alef-Bet Pre-primer. Grades: 1–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Hebrew Letter Recognition

Now I Know My Alef-Bet is a Hebrew reading readiness program designed for young students. It introduces the letters of the Alef-Bet and Jewish/Hebrew vocabulary in twenty-two full-color folders. Each lesson begins with the letter of the week. Real-life photographs introduce vocabulary. Students trace the letter’s form, work on letter discrimination, enjoy a creative experience. Now I Know My Alef-Bet is sold as one per student. A Teacher’s Guide and Vocabulary Posters are additional. NOW I KNOW MY ALEF-BET [ITEM #12290] . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95   FOUR OR MORE PACKETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #12292] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS [ITEM #12293] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 NOW I KNOW MY ALEF-BET WALL POSTER [ITEM #12284] . . . . . $18.95 6

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Marilyn Price & Friends Present the Alphabet from Alef to Tav Marilyn Price, Joel Lurie Grishaver, Jane Golub & Alan Rowe

Pre-primer. Grades: 2–3. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Letter Recognition and Vocabulary

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Marilyn Price & Friends… is a pre-primer that introduces twenty-two Hebrew letters, a Jewish vocabulary and non-initial consonants and vowels. This fanciful preprimer by renowned puppeteer Marilyn Price introduces the “letter of the week” with clever puppets made from everyday objects. Engaging, age-appropriate exercises help students review letters and vocabulary, drill letter discrimination and practice writing the new letter. This pre-primer introduces students to vowels and non-initial letters. A Teacher’s Guide and a poster set are available. MARILYN PRICE AND FRIENDS… [ITEM #15303] . . . . . . . . . . $10.95   FOUR OR MORE BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #15305] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS [ITEM #15306] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

Betman’s Book of Hebrew Letters Ira J. Wise

Pre-primer. Grades: 1–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Letter Recognition and Vocabulary

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With puns, jokes, and a great deal of joy, Betman introduces the Hebrew Alef-Bet to beginning Hebrew students. Each lesson begins with the name of the letter and one or two Hebrew words that begin with that letter. A set of discrimination exercises allows students to practice identifying and distinguishing the new letter from other letters learned. BETMAN’S BOOK OF HEBREW LETTERS   [ITEM #15360] . . . . . $10.95 7


Journeys Through the Alef-Bet Pre-primer. Grades: 2–3. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Letter Recognition & Vocabulary

Journeys Through the Alef-Bet is a pre-primer that introduces twenty-two Hebrew letters, a Jewish vocabulary and noninitial consonants and vowels. Journey Through the Alef-Bet lessons introduce each letter; offer exercises to review letters and vocabulary; include tracing and writing practice; and encourage students to find the letter in real-life situations.

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JOURNEYS THROUGH THE ALEF-BET [ITEM #34550] . . . . . . . $10.95   FOUR OR MORE BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #34551] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS [ITEM #15306] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

Alef Bet Gimmel Dalet—Ox House Camel Door Joel Lurie Grishaver

Pre-primer. Grades: 2–3. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Letter Recognition & Vocabulary

Alef Bet Gimmel Dalet is an inviting and dynamic, fullcolor pre-primer. Students will learn the names of Hebrew letters and how to identify them, the story of each letter’s origins, and discover how to find the letters in the real world. All of this while building a vocabulary of Jewish living! ALEF BET GIMMEL DALET [ITEM #12101] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #12102] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.25 8

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Tiyulim Joel Lurie Grishaver, Jane Golub and Alan Rowe

Primer. Grades: 3–4. Format: Textbook. Time: 1–2 times a week. Subject: Hebrew decoding, Israel. Key features—Research-based introduction of the letters, vowels, and sounding patterns. Hebrew key words with icons prompt the meaning of the words. Visual prompting that reinforces directionality and discrimination. An emphasis on Siddur words and phrases and the mastery of the performance of short prayers. Israel units highlight key places in Israel. Ulpan units add modern Hebrew words to the mix.

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Tiyulim means “journeys.” Tiyulim takes students on a journey toward mastering Hebrew decoding skills and on a tiyul through the state of Israel. Students will learn to decode Hebrew in only twenty-four lessons. Perfect for classes that meet one or two days a week. Tiyulim offers these resources: • Class Workbook is filled with additional drill activities and the writing exericises. • Flashcards, Vocabulary Posters, and Teacher’s Guide. TIYULIM: A BETTER HEBREW PRIMER [ITEM #61150] . . . . . $10.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 CLASS WORKBOOK PRINT  [ITEM #61151] . . . . . . . . . . . $4.50 CLASS WORKBOOK SCRIPT  [ITEM #61152] . . . . . . . . . . .$4.50 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #61155] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASH CARDS [ITEM #61156] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTER SET [ITEM #61157] . . . . . . . . . . $29.95

  Tiyulim @ Home App The Tiyulim @ Home App offers students a way to review lessons they’ve learned in class in a quick, easy and interactive way. The Tiyulim @ Home App includes quick activities that review material and give teachers instant feedback. The Tiyulim @ Home App is available free on iPad, Android & Kindle Tablets. Download from Apple Apps, Google Play Store or Amazon. 9


Ot la-Ba’ot Joel Lurie Grishaver, Jane Golub and Alan Rowe

Primer. Grades: 3–4. Format: Textbook. Time needed: 2–3 times a week. Subject: Hebrew decoding, Israel. Key features—Research-based introduction of the letters, vowels, and sounding patterns. Hebrew key words with icons prompt the meaning of the words. Visual prompting that reinforces directionality and discrimination. An emphasis on Siddur words and phrases and the mastery of the performance of short prayers. Ten Modern Hebrew units. Includes the story of Eliezer Ben Yehudah and the rebirth of the Hebrew language.

Ot La-Ba’ot: A Better Hebrew Primer teaches Hebrew decoding skills by building and maintaining an active Purchase Jewish and modern Hebrew vocabulary. Using Ot la-Ba’ot in class, students will have all the tools to be successful Hebrew readers. It offers students and teachers a variety of learning modalities and skill-building opportunities. It has been carefully engineered to provide maximal support and allow for total creativity. Ot la-Ba’ot offers these resources: • Parent Introduction. • Flashcards, Posters, Teacher’s Guide, and Training Video. OT LA-BA’OT  PRINT [ITEM #51004]  SCRIPT  [ITEM #51015] . . .$11.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #51008] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASH CARDS [ITEM #51009] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTER SET [ITEM #51010] . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.00 PARENT INTRODUCTION [ITEM #51013] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.95

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 Ot la-Ba’ot @ Home App The Ot la-Ba’ot @ Home App offers students a way to review lessons they’ve learned in class in a quick, easy and interactive way. The Ot la-Ba’ot @ Home App includes quick activities that review material and give teachers instant feedback. The Ot la-Ba’ot @ Home App is available free on iPad, Android & Kindle Tablets. Download from Apple Apps, Google Play Store or Amazon. 10


Likro u’Livarekh: To Read and to Bless Primer. Grades: 3–6. Format: Textbook. Subject: Hebrew decoding, Israel.

Likro u’Livarekh is an accelerated/advanced Hebrew primer. It is perfect as a second-year primer, an ideal book for the class that finishes their primer in December, or a quick way to get new students up to speed. This is the kind of primer that gives your students a second pass at the alef-bet and teaches them more at the same time.

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The first ten units of Likro u’Livarekh teach the basics of Hebrew decoding. It is based on an adult primer. Units 11–17 introduce students to food and experience brakhot, includeing Birkat ha-Mazon, Ha-Motzi and other food brakhot, mitzvah brakhot, and She-he-heyanu. LIKRO U’LIVAREKH—PRINT [ITEM #51020] . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIKRO U’LIVAREKH—SCRIPT [ITEM #51021] . . . . . . . . . . . .   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #51022] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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L’Shon ha-Kodesh A Beginning Hebrew Book for Adults

Debi M. Rowe

Primer. Grades: Adult Education. Format: Textbook. Subject:Hebrew Decoding, Prayer.

L’Shon ha-Kodesh: A Beginning Hebrew Book for Adults is a text designed to teach Hebrew decoding skills to adults. This ten-lesson volume uses an active Jewish Hebrew and siddur vocabulary to give adult learners the tools to be successful Hebrew readers. L’SHON HA-KODESH  [ITEM #41020] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 Purchase

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Daber Ivrit

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Tamar & Micah Raff, Janet Bain Fattal, and Joel Grishaver. Illustrated by Patrick Girourd, Allan Eitzen & Christine Tripp

Grades: 3–7. Format: 32 lessons sold in units of four lessons . Subject: Modern Hebrew.

Daber Ivrit allows you to add ten to fifteen minutes of modern Hebrew to your class. Each Daber Ivrit lesson teaches six to eight Hebrew words based on a theme. The lessons empower teachers to work creatively with Hebrew vocabulary. The lessons are supported by a four-page teacher’s introduction to the Daber Ivrit series and a set of 5½” x 8½” vocabulary posters for each unit. Each Daber Ivrit unit (per student) contains four lessons and is sold separately. One copy of the teacher’s introduction is included with orders. UNIT 101

UNIT 103

UNIT 105

UNIT 202

Classroom Items People in School Body Parts Face Parts

Shabbat Items Family Colors Clothing

Kibbutz Animals On the Kibbutz At the Zoo At the Park

How are You? Musical Instruments I Have/I Don’t Have How is _____?

UNIT 102

UNIT 104

UNIT 201

UNIT 203

Numbers 1–6 Numbers 7–12 Food Restaurant Utensils

Places Jobs Transportation Seasons

In the House Where is? Pronouns Who’s in the House?

What Are You Doing? In the Neighborhood On, Under, Next to… I Want…Snack Food

UNIT 101*  [ITEM #19001] . . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 101 POSTERS  [ITEM #19002] . . $12.95 UNIT 102*  [ITEM #19003] . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 102 POSTERS [ITEM #19004] . . $12.95 UNIT 103*  [ITEM #19005] . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 103 POSTERS  [ITEM #19006] . $12.95 UNIT 104*  [ITEM #19007] . . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 104 POSTERS  [ITEM #19008] . $12.95 UNIT 105*  [ITEM #19009] . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 105 POSTERS  [ITEM #19010] . . $12.95 UNIT 201*  [ITEM #19101] . . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 201 POSTERS  [ITEM #19102] . . $12.95 UNIT 202*  [ITEM #19103] . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 202 POSTERS  [ITEM #19104] . $12.95 UNIT 203*  [ITEM #19105] . . . . . $3.50 UNIT 203 POSTERS  [ITEM #19106] . $12.95

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Hebrew Reading Adventure Post-primer. Grades: 3–4. Format: Workbook. Subject: Review.

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Here’s an opportunity for students to refresh their decoding skills in an exciting manner. Students follow the villainous Deke Duke, who stole the great siddur. On their journey, students practice essential skills that are drilled with a new adventure. Students review consonants and vowels, final letters, look-alike and sound-alike letters, special vowels, the dagesh and more. HEBREW READING ADVENTURE  [ITEM #28010] . . . . . . . . . . $4.95

Getting Up to Speed…Volume 1 Post-primer. Grades: 4–5. Format: Workbook. Subject: Review.

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Getting Up to Speed After the Summer Hebrew Review Book 1 uses familiar prayers and blessings, such as Barkhu, Shema, Mi Khamokhah, ha-Motzi and more as a way to review and refresh Hebrew decoding skills. Included is work on key roots and word parts. GETTING UP TO SPEED 2 [ITEM #25630] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.95

Getting Up to Speed…Volume 2 Post-primer. Grades: 5–6. Format: Workbook. Subject: Review.

Getting Up to Speed After the Summer Hebrew Review Book 2 uses familiar prayers and blessings from the Amidah to review and refresh Hebrew decoding skills. Included is work on key roots and word parts. GETTING UP TO SPEED 2 [ITEM #25631] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.95 Purchase

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Torah Aura Alef-Bet Letter Flashcards These 5½” x 8½” letter flashcards have letters and vowels on the front side and the sound of the letter or vowel on the back.

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TORAH AURA LETTER FLASHCARDS  [#51012] . . . . . . . . . . . $6.50

Aleph-Bet Wheels Each Hebrew letter has a wheel with the vowels. Turn it from Tav with a Hirik to Tav with a Segol.

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  ALEF-BET WHEELS  [#61257] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95

Alef-Bet Long-Wall Letter Chart These Alef-Bet Letter Charts are both educational and an attractive way to decorate your Hebrew classrooms. One poster has typeset characters on top and script characters on the bottom, the other has typeset characters on top and print characters on the bottom. The charts measure 8' wide by 12" high. It is available on non-stick paper. ALEF-BET LONG WALL LETTER CHART PRINT  [#44112] . . . . . . $22.95 ALEF-BET LONG WALL LETTER CHART SCRIPT  [#44113] . . . . . $22.95

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J.E.T. Aleph-Bet Flash Cards These 3¼” x 4¾” Alef-Bet flashcards (consonants and vowels) have Hebrew letters on one side, transliteration on the back. Purchase

J.E.T. ALEF-BET FLASH CARDS  [#61256] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50

Jumbo Aleph Bet Flashcards NEW

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Learn the Alef Bet with these jumbo size flashcards. Guides to pronunciation of the letter on the back of each card. Cards are 8½”x11”.   JUMBO ALEF-BET FLASHCARDS  [#61264] . . . . . . . . . . . $14.50

Alef-Bet Desk Chart

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Alef-Bet strips that can be affixed to the desktop of each student and allow students to have visual proximity to an Alef-Bet chart. Three Alef-Bet desktop charts are available (print, script and typeset letters) with sofit letters printed in grey. The charts are 16” wide by 1.5” tall and are printed on vinyl with removable adhesive backs. DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS PRINT [#19521] . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.85 DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS SCRIPT [#19522] . . . . . . . . . . . $1.85 DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS TYPESET [#19520] . . . . . . . . . $1.85 15


Quick intro for educators and teachers

After researching different programs, we found that PrayerTech had the most comprehensive list of prayers available‌

A Quick Introduction to PrayerTech PrayerTech is a multi-platform multi-dimensional online prayer learning system that works to help students master the mechanics of prayer anywhere, anytime. PrayerTech is a resource that you can use to enhance and enrich your students’ Hebrew/prayer experiences.

Students complete their homework online by practicing prayer reading and playing the learning games to gain understanding of vocabulary and grammar. The response by our families has been overwhelmingly positive.

PrayerTech was created to give students an opportunity to practice reading or reciting prayers aloud, work on language elements, or do review on their own, allowing you to turn your classroom study toward the kavannah of prayer and a more enjoyable and meaningful experiences.

Ellen Fox, Director Temple Solel, Cardiff, CA

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How can PrayerTech be used?

Take PrayerTech for a Spin

PrayerTech is a tool and it can be used in many ways.

We invite you try out PrayerTech yourself. Download the student app and install it on your computer, tablet, phone or chromebook.

• As a stand-alone online selfstudy resource. • As an expansion of how a teacher teaches. • As a reinforcement (at home or at school—or both) to any prayer study system, curriculum, or methodology. • As a perfect companion in class or as homework for prayer study curricula. Your imagination will find other uses for PrayerTech.

• Windows computers @ www.student. prayertech.net & click on the Windows version. • Mac computers @ Apple/Mac App Store, search for PrayerTech.

Torah Aura is here to help Over the last year and a half, Alan Rowe & Jane Golub have spent countless hours helping educators get PrayerTech up and running in their schools. We have run hundreds of webinars introducing educators, teachers and parents to PrayerTech. We have helped set up school accounts, added thousands of students into the system, created curricula and coached dozens of teachers in using PrayerTech.

• iPad & iPhones @ Apple App Store, search for PrayerTech. • Android tablets, phones or Chromebooks @ Apple App Store, search for PrayerTech. Once you’ve downloaded the student app, you may log in with the following login (all lower case)— user name SAMPLE and password SAMPLE.

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Experiences for Teaching Prayer Joel Lurie Grishaver

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Prayer. Format: Book. Subject: Experiential Prayer material.

Are you tired of spending endless amounts of time on reading practice or prayer recitation? Are you wishing your could spend more time on teaching your students to understand the prayers? Here is the book you’ve always wanted. Experiences for Teaching Prayer will allow you to focus on the kavannah of prayer and create more enjoyable and meaningful experiences for your students. Experiences for Teaching Prayer is a compendium of experiential lesson plans for teaching the core liturgy. Activities include singing, dancing, technology, simulations and dozens of other activities. Each lesson is written to teach a big idea about the prayer. These activities were written for the classroom with 12-15 student, and all are adaptable to work with most student grade clusters. Experiences for Teaching Prayer includes additional material from the Torah Aura collection, including the prayers in Hebrew matching each movement’s liturgy, projectable versions of the prayers, and worksheets for some drill. 18


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No matter how you are teaching the mastery of the prayers, these activities give you a fun way of focusing on one or more key ideas about each prayer. This is perfect enrichment for any prayer methodology. EXPERIENCES FOR TEACHING PRAYER [ITEM #25682] . . . . . . $79.00

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Pirkei T’fillah Prayer. Grades: 3–7. Format: Prayer booklets. Subject: Prayer, spirituality.

Pirkei T’fillah is designed to teach prayer mastery and meaning. The series takes students though the major sections of Shabbat evening and morning services—from Barekhu through the concluding prayers—Havdalah, Shabbat, and everyday brakhot. Pirkei T’fillah will teach prayer mastery and meaning and enable students to successfully achieve four major goals: • to perform basic prayers. Purchase • to develop a generalized understanding. • to explore personal meaning. • to understand how Hebrew is constructed. Pirkei T’ fillah highlights the liturgy from the all movements’ siddurim. Pirkei T’ fillah is a series of individual prayer booklets. The Pirkei T’fillah booklets can be used in any order. They offer you the flexibility to design your prayer curriculum to meet the needs of your school.Each lesson is sold in a package of five copies (booklets) per title. Purchase

Pirkei T’fillah Sampler

A complete set of all available of Pirkei T’ fillah lessons. Perfect for evaluation, home schooling and tutoring. PIRKEI T’FILLAH LESSONS (FIVE BOOKLETS PER LESSON) . . . . $14.95 6+ LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.95 20+ LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 PIRKEI T’FILLAH SAMPLER [ITEM #54300] . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.95 PIRKEI T’FILLAH TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #54350] . . . . . . . $35.00

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Modeh Ani & Mah Tovu Ahavat Olam & [Item #54332] Ahavah Rabbah

Birkat Hoda’ah

Aleinu

[Item #54336]

[Item #54322]

[Item #54304]

Asher Yatzar & Elohai N’Shamah

Shema

Birkat Shalom

[Item #54305]

[Item #54333]

Kaddish [Item #54323]

[Item #54314]

Birkhot ha-Torah

V’Ahavta

Hallel

[Item #54334]

[Item #54306]

[Item #54329]

Ein K’Eloheinu/ Adon Olam [Item #54324]

Birkhot ha-Shahar Nisim B’khol Yom

Mi Khamokha

Beginning Torah Service

[Item #54307]

[Item #54335]

L’kha Dodi [Item #54301]

[Item #54315]

Barukh She-Amar

Hashkiveinu

The Ark is Opened

Shabbat Brakhot

[Item #54337]

[Item #54308]

[Item #54316]

[Item #54325]

Psalm 150

V’Shamru

Taking the Torah Out [Item #54309] of the Ark

[Item #54338]

Birkat ha-Mazon [Item #54326]

[Item #54317]

Nishmat Kol hai/ Shokhen Ad

Amidah

Torah Blessings

[Item #54310]

[Item #54339]

Havdalah [Item #54327]

[Item #54318]

Yistabah

Avot v’Imahot

[Item #54340]

Haftarah Blessings [Item #54319]

[Item #54311]

Barekhu

G’vurot

[Item #54302]

[Item #54312]

Meet the Brakhah Formula [Item #54328]

V’Zot ha-Torah/ Returning the Torah

Food Brakhot [Item #54330]

[Item #54320]

Ma’ariv Aravim & Yotzer Or

K’dushah

Ashrei

She-He’he’yanu

[Item #54313]

[Item #54321]

[Item #54331]

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S’fatai Tiftah—Mastery and Meaning Post-primer. Grades: 3–7. Format: Textbooks and Workbook. Subject: Prayer, spirituality.

S’fatai Tiftah: Mastery & Meaning is a threevolume series designed to teach prayer mastery and meaning. The three volumes take students though the major sections of a Shabbat morning service—from Barekhu through the concluding prayers. S’fatai Tiftah has been designed to teach prayer mastery and meaning and to enable students to successfully achieve four major goals: • to perform basic prayers. • to develop a generalized understanding. • to explore personal meaning. • to understand how Hebrew is constructed. Each volume is supported by a collection of materials. • Classroom Workbook filled with additional activities and drill opportunities. • Page-for-page Teacher’s Guide with insights, background, and activities. • Vocabulary Posters and Flashcards to work with the language elements in this curriculum. S’fatai Tiftah works best for students in classes that meet two or more days a week. S’ fatai Tiftah is a series of three volumes organized by sections of the prayer service. In three volumes your students will study the major sections of a Shabbat prayer service—Shema & Its Blessings, Amidah and Torah & Concluding Prayers.

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S’fatai Tiftah, Volume 1 Grades 3–4: Food & mitzvah brakhot, Barkhu, Yotzer

Or, Ahavah Rabbah, Shema, V’Ahavta, Mi Khamokha, Kiddush, Modeh Ani, and Mah Tovu. S’FATAI TIFTAH, VOL. 1  [ITEM #52001] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 HOME WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52005] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 CLASS WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52006] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #52002] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 Purchase

VOCAB POSTERS  [ITEM #52003] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95 FLASHCARDS [#52004] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95

S’fatai Tiftah, Volume 2 Grades 4–5: The Amidah—Adonai S’ fatai Tiftah,

Avot V’Imahot, G’vurot, K’dushah, K’dushat ha-Yom, Birkat Shalom, Hallel—as well as L’kha Dodi, Shalom Aleikhem, and Birkat ha-Mazon.

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S’FATAI TIFTAH, VOL. 2  [ITEM #52011] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 CLASS WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52015] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 HOME WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52016] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #52012] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS  [#52013] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95 FLASHCARDS  [ITEM #52014] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16.95

S’fatai Tiftah, Volume 3 Grades 5–6: The entire Torah service (includes Ashrei),

the concluding prayers (Ein Keiloheinu, Aleinu, Kaddish Yatom, Adon Ola m), and Havdalah. *S’FATAI

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TIFTAH, VOL. 3  [ITEM #52021] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 *CLASS WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52025] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 *HOME WORKBOOK  [ITEM #52026] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 *TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #52022] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.95 FLASHCARDS  [ITEM #52023] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS  [#52024] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95

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Journeys Through the Siddur Post-primer. Grades: 3–7. Format: Textbooks and Workbook. Subject: Prayer, spirituality.

Journeys Through the Siddur is our one-day-aweek prayer track. Each volume has twenty-two to twenty-four lessons, making it easy to complete. The lessons have a clear and overt learning structure, making lessons simple to use. Each prayer comes with: • An introduction that sets the prayer’s theme and locates it in the structure of the Siddur. • A drill text and translation that is a source for the unit. • Key roots that build a language connection. • Practice in sounding out key words and phrases to help build fluency. • The opportunity to translate a short portion of the prayer builds a further language connection. • A story that offers an insight into the prayer’s spiritual meaning. Each volume is supported by a collection of materials. • A page-for-page Teacher’s Guide with insights, background, and activities. • A Classroom Workbook filled with additional activities and drill opportunities. • Vocabulary Posters and Flashcards to work with the language elements in this curriculum. Journeys Through the Siddur is a series of four volumes organized by the time of the prayer service. In four volumes your students will study prayers from the Evening, Morning, Torah Service & Concluding prayers and home Brakhot. 24


Journeys: Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat through Kaddish.

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JOURNEYS: FRIDAY EVENING  [ITEM #34500] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #34501] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASHCARDS  [ITEM #34502] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS  [#34503] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 CLASS WORKBOOK  [ITEM #34504] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.40 HOME WORKBOOK  [ITEM #34505] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.40

Journeys: Shabbat Morning Barekhu through the Amidah.

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Journeys: Torah & Concluding Prayers The Torah service and concluding prayers.

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TORAH & CONCLUDING SERVICE  [ITEM #34520] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #34521] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASHCARDS  [ITEM #34522] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS  [#34523] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 CLASS WORKBOOK  [ITEM #34524] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.40 HOME WORKBOOK  [ITEM #34525] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.40

Journeys: Shabbat @ Home Shabbat blessings from Friday evening to Havdalah.

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JOURNEYS: SHABBAT @ HOME  [ITEM #34530] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #34531] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASHCARDS  [ITEM #34532] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 VOCABULARY POSTERS  [#34533] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

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Vowel Color-Coding System Risa Gruberger

instant lesson. 2–5. hebrew vowels.

Grades: 2–5. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: Hebrew Vowels

This full-color lesson helps your students visualize the sound of the vowels by matching colors to the vowel sounds. [ITEM 63001] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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Sing the Alef-Bet Poster How many times have your teachers asked you for a wall chart to use when they sing Debbie Friedman’s Alef-Bet Song? The Sing the Alef-Bet Poster is the perfect solution. The full-color 20” x 30” poster has all the initial consonants and their alternate versions just as Debbie Friedman z”l wrote it. SING THE ALEF-BET POSTERS  [ITEM #12230] . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

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Alef-Bet Wall Poster The Alef-Bet Wall Posters are designed to not only be an attactive Alef-Bet poster, but to build connection between typeset Hebrew letters and handwritten block or script letters. Each full-color poster is 20” x 30” and is available with typeset Hebrew letters and either print or script handwritten characters. ALEF-BET POSTER—PRINT  [ITEM #12231] . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 ALEF-BET POSTER—SCRIPT  [ITEM #12232] . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

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Prayer Poster Sets Five sets of full-color 12" x 18" posters highlight key prayers and brakhot. Reinforce class learning or decorate hallways with these beautiful posters. Shema & Blessings  [ITEM #56361] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Amidah  [ITEM #56362] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Torah & Concluding  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Shabbat & Brakhot  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Birkhot ha-Shahar  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95

Roots of Prayer Prayer. Grades: 3–5. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: Hebrew roots.

Roots of Prayer provides students with an opportunity to practice finding root words in familiar prayer vocabulary. Four decks of thirty-six cards each. Purchase

[ITEM #57008] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95

Tricks of Translating Michelle Shapiro

Prayer. Grades: 5–7. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: Prayer translation.

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Introduction to the Siddur Debi M. Rowe

Grades: 4–7. Format: Textbooks. Subject: Prayer and Spirituality

The three volumes of Introduction to the Siddur series help students learn to decode and comprehend the general meaning of the prayers. The Introduction to the Siddur series features Reform liturgy, highlighting the changes made from the traditional text. Purchase

Vol. 1: The Brakhah System The Brakhah System teaches one-line brakhot. THE BRAKHAH SYSTEM [ITEM #31101] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 BOOK OF LESSON PLANS [ITEM #31102] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00

Vol. 2: Shema and Its Blessings Shema and Its Blessings focuses on the Shema and its surrounding brakhot for both the evening and morning liturgy.

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THE SHEMA AND ITS BLESSINGS [ITEM #31103] . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 BOOK OF LESSON PLANS [ITEM #31104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00

Vol. 3: Amidah, Torah Service and the Concluding Prayers The Amidah, etc. takes students through the Shabbat Amidah, the Torah service, Aleinu and Kaddish. VOL. 3: THE AMIDAH, ETC. [ITEM #31106] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 VOLUME 3: THE AMIDAH LESSON PLANS [ITEM #31107] . . . . . $16.95

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Shema Is For Real Curriculum Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 4–7. Format: Textbooks. Subject: Prayer and Spirituality

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The three volumes of the Shema Is For Real Curriculum teach students to decode and comprehend the general meaning of prayers. The volumes follow a traditional liturgy, highlighting changes made in Reform liturgy. In each volume Tanta Teva, a magical mentor, guides students through the journey of prayer and meaning.

Basic Brakhot Basic Brakhot teaches one-line brakhot. BASIC BRAKHOT [ITEM #15005] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 ANSWER GUIDE [ITEM #15006] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.50 BOOK OF LESSON PLANS [ITEM #15007] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.00

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Shema & Company Shema & Company focuses on the Shema and its brakhot, teaching both the morning and evening liturgy in both their Shabbat and weekday forms. SHEMA & COMPANY [ITEM #57050] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 BOOK OF LESSON PLANS [ITEM #57051] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00

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19 Out of 18 introduces and drills the Amidah, with an emphasisis on the first three brakhot—Avot, G’vurot, and Kedushah. 19 OUT OF 18 [ITEM #47002] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 BOOK OF LESSON PLANS [ITEM #47003] . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00

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Giant Prayer Posters

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These giant prayer posters highlight key prayers and brakhot. Use them to teach the prayer, highlight the text, add in English, roots, icons and more. Posters are are either 72" x 36" or 90" x 36". Hanukkah Brakhot  [#80161] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Shabbat Brakhot  [#80162] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Shalom Aleikhem  [#80163] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 L’kha Dodi (first and last verse)  [#80164] . . . . . $36.95 Barekhu  [#80165] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 Shema v’Ahavta  [#80166] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Mi Khamokha  [#80167] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 V’Shamru  [#80168] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Avot  [#80169] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Avot v’Imahot  [#80170] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 G’vurot—Traditional  [#80171] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 G’vurot—Reform  [#80172] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 L’Dor va-Dor  [#80173] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Ein Kamokha  [#80174] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Va’Yehi B’nsoa ha-Aron  [#80175] . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Taking the Torah Out  [#80176] . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Torah Brakhot  [#80177] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 Returning the Torah to the Ark  [#80178] . . . . . .$36.95 Aleinu  [#80179] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Ein K’Eloheinu  [#80180] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Four Questions  [#44107] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.95 Shabbat Kiddush  [#44108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.95 30


Torah Aura Curricula Prayer Evaluations Prayer-by-prayer and end-of-year evaluation exams for S’fatai Tiftah, Journeys Through the Siddur and Pirkei T’fillah. TORAH AURA CURRICULA PRAYER EVALUATIONS   [ITEM #34570] $35.00 Purchase

Mahberet Sheli Grades: 3–7. Format: Writing Book.

A perfect mahberet for writing, dictionary entries and compositions in Hebrew or English. Includes an alphabet chart and thirty-two lined pages. MAHBERET SHELI  [ITEM #16801] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.99 Purchase

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Grades: 3–7. Subject: Practice Writing Book.

Mahir Likhtov offers you a chance to teach, review, or practice Hebrew writing skills with your students. Both workbooks teach all initial and sofit consonants, as well as vowels. These workbooks come in print or script. PRINT [ITEM #44110] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00 SCRIPT [ITEM #44111] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00

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A Young Person’s Guide to the Origins of Jewish Prayer Joel Lurie Grishaver

Prayer. Grades: 4–6. Format: Textbook. Subject: Prayer, spirituality, rabbinics.

Every prayer has a story. The Rabbis explained the kavannah of a prayer by telling the story of the first time the prayer was said. A Young Person’s Guide to the Origins of Jewish Prayer introduces these stories to help students express their own spiritual understanding of prayers. YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE ORIGINS OF JEWISH PRAYER   [ITEM #57199] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95 FOUR OF MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.95

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Experiencing Jewish Prayer Joel Lurie Grishaver

Prayer. Grades: 5–7. Format: Workbook. Subjects: Prayer, spirituality. Key Features— Experiential text. Complements any prayer study. Reviews and offers new insight into prayers. Connects students to God.

Experiencing Jewish Prayer is a perfect introduction to the meaning of prayers for students who have no previous experience studying prayer. Experiencing Jewish Prayer adds meaning and context to God and Jewish Prayer and, in the process, builds memories. This experiential book makes the standard liturgy (from all movements) into a meaningful whole. Experiencing Jewish Prayer teaches no Hebrew. That has to happen somewhere else. This is a perfect supplement to a different prayer teaching resource. Add it to your liturgy curriculum. EXPERIENCING JEWISH PRAYER  [ITEM #25680] . . . . . . . . . . $9.95   FOUR OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 EXPERIENCING JEWISH PRAYER TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #25681] $12.95 32

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Journeys Through the Haggadah Prayer/Holiday. Grades: 4–Adult. Format: Textbook. Subject: Haggadah.

This 72-page volume covers key material from the Haggadah, including all brakhot, the four questions, and selected texts from Maggid. Includes an introduction of the fifteen steps of the seder. JOURNEYS: HAGGADAH [ITEM #34560] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #34561] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 FLASHCARDS [ITEM #34562] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 Purchase VOCABULARY POSTERS [ITEM #34563] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95

Shema Is For Real Joel Lurie Grishaver

Prayer. Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Textbook and Workbook. Subject: Prayer, spirituality, rabbinics.

Shema Is for Real offers students a chance to (1) review the meaning and theme of individual prayers, (2) emphasize the way prayers fit together to form services, and (3) rehearse and practice the elements of a service. It offers all the things students need to get ready for their b’nai mitzvah celebrations. Shema Is for Real is a 128-page textbook. Also available is The Shema Is for Real Lab Book and a Teacher’s Edition that covers both the Lab Book and the textbook. Purchase

SHEMA IS FOR REAL   [ITEM #57053] . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 SHEMA LAB BOOK  [ITEM #57054] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 TEACHER’S EDITION [ITEM #57055] . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95

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Stories We Pray Insights into the Inner-Work of Jewish Worship Joel Lurie Grishaver

Every prayer has a story. When the rabbis of the Talmud wanted to explain what a prayer means they told the story of the first time a prayer was said. They would root each prayer in the spiritual history of major Jewish figures. By knowing these stories, we get a sense of what each prayer should mean to us. By speaking of famous moments that were human breakthroughs with God, we get to look at our own relationship with God. Stories We Pray presents an introduction to almost every prayer in the siddur and stories that root the prayer in the heart. Here is an original way of looking at the liturgy and unfolding the meaning that is to be found there. Are you a rabbi, an educator, a camp person, a youth group leader, a Jew who wants to find prayer meaningful—here is a book that will expand your resources and understandings. STORIES WE PRAY [ITEM #57200] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95

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The Prayerbook Board Game Joel Lurie Grishaver

Prayer. Grades: 3–Adult. Format: Experiential large-group board game. Subject: Ma’ariv service.

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The Prayerbook Board Game is an experience. Twelve to one hundred players can join in this floor-sized board game that teaches and reviews the Ma’ariv service. Perfect for family, camp or school program, and an ideal break from the prayer drill. Game board is 30" x 8'. Comes with a teacher’s guide and the game questions. PRAYERBOOK BOARD GAME  [ITEM #54254] . . . . . . . . . . . $39.95

The Shabbat Amidah Board Game Joel Lurie Grishaver

Prayer. Grades: 3–Adult. Format: Experiential large-group board game. Subject: Shabbat Amidah service.

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The Shabbat Amidah Board Game is an experience. Twelve to one hundred players can join in this floor-sized board game that teaches and reviews the Shabbat Amidah service. Perfect for family, camp or school program, and an ideal break from the prayer drill. Game board is 30” x 8’. Comes with a teacher’s guide and the game questions. SHABBAT AMIDAH BOARD GAME  [ITEM #45170] . . . . . . . . . $39.95

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Hebrew Games a. Aleph-Bet Lotto [#80189] . . . . $10.90 Match the alef-bet cards to your lotto board to win. Ages 3-7.

b. Alef-Bet Bingo Two Games in One [#80105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50

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Two bingo games in one box. For twelve plages ages 3+.

c. Aleph-Bet Adventure Board Game [#61254] . . . . . . . . . . . $13.50 An Alef-Bet game for children ages 3 and up. Pick an adventure card and zip to the letter you’ve drawn.

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d. Aleph Bais Train Puzzle  [#80857] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50

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A 23-piece puzzle that assembles into an S-shaped train with each car containing on letter of the Alef-bet . Ages 4+.

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g. Alef-Bet Floor Puzzle  [#61252] . . $9.25

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This colorful 24” x 18” puzzle features the letters of the Alef-Bet and words that begin with each letter. A great way to teach Shin and shofar, Het and hallah, and Kaf and Kallah (bride).


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Hebrew tools a. Twenty-two Piece Wood Alef-Bet Puzzle [#80190] . . . . . . . . . . . $8.99

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b. Alef-Bet Magnets   [#80191] . . . . $6.99

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27 foam magnets for a complete Hebrew alphabet. Ages 3 and up.

c. Alef-Bet Foam Shapes in a Tub [#80114] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50

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These 1” wide letters and Jewish stars are self-sticking and are ready for all types of projects.

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d. Alef-Bet Cookie Cutters in a Tub  [#80115] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 A complete set of plastic Alef-Bet cookie cutters (including final letters). Make an edible alphabet or colorful clay letters.

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e. Alef-Bet Magnetic Board  [#80118] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

Forty Alef-Bet magnetic letters and board allow students to review letter shapes, words or roots. Each letter is 1” tall.

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f. Alef-Bet Plush Ball 6”  [#80103] . . $5.50

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g. Water Fun Alef-Bet Cards  [#80858] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Exciting Alef-Bet flashcards and a reusable paint-with-water activity in one. When the card dries, it turns white again.

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a. Alef-Bet Chocolate Mold  [#80859] . $3.25

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The Alef-Bet tastes great when it is made out of chocolate. Children will love playing and eating their food.

b. Make Your Own Aleph-Bet Bracelet [#80739] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.25 The kit includes 40 alef-bet beads, 36 colored beads and elastic thread per child.

c. Aleph-Bet Fun Bead Set  [#80853] . $12.50

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Plastic case contains over 400 beads (about 100 are Alef-bet letters). Includes 2 yards of elastic cord.

d. Aleph-Bet Glitter Beads  [#80860] . . $6.50

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160 colorful Alef-Bet beads.

STICKERS 5½” x 8½” sheet of stickers with 24 stickers per sheet—four of each shown design.

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Drops of Honey Holidays Idie Benjamin & Dale Sides Cooperman

Holidays. Grades: Preschool–K. Format: Instant Lessons. Subject: Jewish holidays, family.

Drops of Honey lessons are written for pre-school/ kindergarten, and designed for use in class and for parents to use at home. This set of materials is geared toward providing young Jewish children with hands-on sensory-based experiences with Jewish holidays. The lessons will work either as part of a family education program and/or as a send-home resource for families, and as the trigger of classroom experiences. Lessons are Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot and Shabbat. Drops of Honey Holiday lessons are sold either by the lesson (12 copies of the material per pack) or as a Student Pack with all the lessons. A teacher’s guide covers all of the lessons.

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DROPS HOLIDAYS STUDENT PACK  [ITEM #19210] . . $11.95 DROPS HOLIDAYS GUIDE [ITEM #19211] . . . . . . . . $10.95 ROSH HA-SHANAH [ITEM #19204] . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 YOM KIPPUR [ITEM #19205] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 SUKKOT [ITEM #19200] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 SIMHAT TORAH [ITEM #19208] . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 HANUKKAH [ITEM #19201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 TU B’SHVAT [ITEM #19202] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 PURIM [ITEM #19206] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 PASSOVER [ITEM #19203] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 SHAVUOT [ITEM #19209] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 SHABBAT [ITEM #19207] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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Holiday Big Books Idie Benjamin and Dale Sides Cooperman

Holidays. Grades: Pre-K–K. Format: Big Books. Subject: Jewish holidays.

These full-color 18” x 12” books are ideal for group story time. The larger, colorful illustrations make details more easily seen by children in a shared story time. The story becomes more visually engaging and helps to develop attention and listening comprehension skills. The books are printed on heavy-weight card stock and are bound with an easy to use spiral binding. BIG BOOK: ROSH HA-SHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR  [ITEM #15321] . . $29.95 BIG BOOK: SUKKOT [ITEM #15322] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.95 BIG BOOK: TIME FOR SHABBAT  [ITEM #15320] . . . . . . . . . . $29.95 BIG BOOK: TU BISHVAT  [ITEM #15323] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.95 Purchase BIG BOOK: PURIM  [ITEM #15324] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.95 BIG BOOK: SHAVUOT  [ITEM #15325] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.95

Drops of Honey Holiday Posters The full-color Drops of Honey Holiday Posters are perfect for illustrating holiday celebrations and decorating your classrooms no matter what holiday materials you are using. The nine 23” x 17½” posters are sold as a set. DROPS OF HONEY HOLIDAY POSTERS  [ITEM #19220] . . $49.00

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BJL Beginnings Grade: Kindergarten. Format: 32 full-color folders. Subjects: Jewish holidays, values, God, synagogue, family. Key Features—Integrate Hebrew reading-readiness with exploration of holidays, synagogue, and Jewish home. Parent/family folders connect classroom learning to home involvement. Designed to enable family participation and engagement.

BJL: Beginnings introduces students to the celebratory aspects of home, family, synagogue, community, and God. Each celebration lesson is matched to a Hebrew letter and a key word. In addition, a series of send-home folders enable family celebration. Full-color student materials help children uncover and appreciate the joy and beauty of Jewish life. Teachers will love this material because the folders provide a consistent platform for instruction while allowing for maximum teacher individuality and creativity. BJL Beginnings are self-contained and can be used in any order. TWENTY-FOUR STUDENT LESSONS

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Rosh ha-Shanah Yom Kippur Sukkot Simhat Torah Sefer Torah Beit K’nesset Shabbat Havdalah God Saying the Shema Mezuzah Hanukkah

Beginnings @Home Shabbat @Home God @Home Hanukkah @Home Purim @Home Passover @Home Family Values @Home Summer @Home

Ha-Motzi Tzedakah Tu B’shvat Jews in the World Lifetime of Study Purim Passover Israel Being a Mensch Mitzvah Shavuot Jewish Calendar

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BJL: BEGINNINGS FULL YEAR [ITEM #15403] PER STUDENT . . . . $15.95  4+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.85

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Shabbat Siddurim for Young People Rachel Anisfeld &Timothy Lytton, Susanna Levin, illustrator

Two siddurim designed to be used for Tot Shabbat or family services. These full-color board books are the perfect resource for parents to hand to a toddlers and point the way through the service. Beautiful illustrations add to the appeal.

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 A SHABBAT EVENING SIDDUR  [ITEM #57619] . . . . . $7.95  A SHABBAT MORNING SIDDUR  [ITEM #57620] . . . . . $7.95   24+ COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

BJL: Rosh ha-Shanah & Yom Kippur Mahzor Joel Lurie Grishaver

A Mahzor for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur is the prefect resource for leading Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur services with young children and their families. A modified liturgy of the High Holy Days is mixed with stories and questions. Purchase

BJL: ROSH HA-SHANAH & YOM KIPPUR  MAHZOR  [ITEM #15420] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 24+ COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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My Soft Seder Set™ in Reusable Pouch Seder Plate), contains seder symbols in a plush reusable pouch.

b. Plush Hallah Set  [#80854] . . . . $10.50 Two soft plush hallahs, about 7”, complete with a velvet challah cover. Great play value for toddlers! Packed in poly box. Purchase

c. My Soft Menorah Set  [#80701] . . $14.99

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d. My Soft Seder Set Deluxe  [#80702] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.99

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The 11-piece set includes seder plate and seder items, kiddush cup, three matzot all in a vinyl carrying case.

e. My Soft Rosh ha-Shanah Set [#80117] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.99 The set includes two candles, a kiddush cup, two hallot, an apple, honey and a shofar.

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f. My Soft Shabbat Set  [#80113] . . $21.99

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b. Wood Children’s Hanukkiyah [#80123] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.99

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d. Wood Shabbat Set [#80111] . . . $34.95 This set includes candlesticks, a hallah board, cover, kiddush cup, knife, two pre-sliced hallot.

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e. Wood Tzedakah Box  [#80129] . . $15.95 Our colorful Tzedakah Box is a perfect way to teach young children about giving tzedakah.

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f. Wood Passover Seder Set  [#80108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95 The Passover Seder set includes seder plate, kiddush cup, two pieces of matzah, bottle of wine, prayerbook, afikomen and covers for the matzah and afikomen.

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g. Jewish Wood Holiday Puzzle Set [#80696] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32.95

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a. My Very Own 7” Tiny Torah  [#80553] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.25 b. My Very Own 16” Torah   [#80102] . . $9.50 c. Plush 8” Dreidle   [#80142] . . . . . . $6.50

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Move around the board doing mitzvot. Ages 4–8/

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d. Red Dreidel, Blue Dreidel   [#80135] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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A color match lotto game for Jewish children. For ages 2-7, 2-4 players.

e. Passover Seder Match Game   [#54104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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24 matching pieces. Cards measure 2.5” x 2.5”.

f. Einayim Game  [#80856] . . . . . . $12.90 Jewish-themed card game used round card packed in a tin. Ages 6+.

g. Kosherland  [#80855] . . . . . . . . $14.90 Move along a path based on a spinner. Land on certain squares and take actions specified based on the laws of eating. Ages 4–7.

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Shanah Tovah Grade: 1–2. Format: 22 full-color lessons with stickers. Subjects: Jewish holidays, synagogue, ritual. Key Features—Introduces Jewish holiday, synagogue and home observance. Engaging and experiential activities and illustrations.

Here is a new way of teaching holidays in grades 1–2. Shanah Tovah lessons provide the foundation for learning, celebrating and experiencing Jewish holidays, the synagogue and home and synagogue rituals. Individual four-page lessons allow you to customize learning and connect to the holiday cycle. Each lesson introduces the vocabulary, practices, and meaning, but adds the experiences and reflection to make the subject come alive. Shanah Tovah lessons are available in a student pack with all twenty-two lessons and stickers in one package. The Shanah Tovah Teacher’s Guide includes lesson background and activities. It integrates seamlessly with Now I Know My Alef-Bet preprimer. TWENTY-TWO STUDENT LESSONS

Rosh ha-Shanah Yom Kippur Sukkot Simhat Torah Mishpahah Beit K’nesset Sefer Torah Synagogue People

Erev Shabbat Yom Shabbat Motzei Shabbat Tikkun Olam Hanukkah Story Hanukkah Celebration Mezuzah

Tu B’Shvat Purim Story Purim Celebration Passover Story Passover Celebration Israel Shavuot

SHANAH TOVAH STUDENT PACK  [ITEM #51200] . . . . . . . . . $24.95 FOUR OR MORE SETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 SHANAH TOVAH TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #51201] . . . . . . . . . $14.95

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I Can Celebrate the Jewish Holidays JOEL LURIE GRISHAVER. ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID BLEICHER.

Grade: 1–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Holidays, celebrations.

Simple. Concrete. Beautiful. Basic. I Can Celebrate the Jewish Year is a perfect first book on the Jewish holidays. Each ritual and each celebration is presented in a clear and compelling way. The artwork and graphics are inviting, making each holiday something that students will be motivated to celebrate. Purchase I CAN CELEBRATE THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS  [ITEM #31056] . . . . . $15.95

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The Easy Guide to Shofar Sounding Arthur L. Finkle

Grade: 3–4. Format: Manual. Subjects: Blowing the shofar.

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This short manual will help those who want to learn the significance and the art of the shofar. This is a great preHigh Holiday unit for children and adults. THE EASY GUIDE TO SHOFAR SOUNDING  [ITEM #57102] . . . . . . $5.50

The Classroom Guide to the Jewish Holidays

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Here is a collection of experiences and resources, crafts projects and activities, recipes and songs. The Classroom Guide to the Jewish Holidays is the perfect resource for teaching Jewish holidays—no matter what text you are using in class.   CLASSROOM GUIDE TO JEWISH HOLIDAYS  [ITEM # 17275] . . . $15.95 49


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e. My Book of the Passover Seder Coloring Book  [#17205] . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95

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JEWISH HOLIDAY AND SYMBOL STICKERS Torah Aura recently created these new colorful holiday stickers. Each sheet has 24 stickers— six designs with four of each design on the page. Each page of stickers is 79 cents.

a. Shanah Tovah [Item #28023] . . . . . . $.79 b. Sukkot & Simhat Torah [Item #28024] . . $.79 c. Hanukkah [Item #28025] . . . . . . . . . $.79

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Alef Celebration Lessons Grade: 1–2. Format: Sticker Lessons. Subjects: Jewish holidays, synagogue, family, God, values.

Alef Celebration Lessons introduce the vocabulary, practices, and meaning of a major Jewish celebration, home, family, or synagogue ritual. The lessons are available by subject with twelve copies per package. INDIVIDUAL LESSONS MISHPAHAH [ITEM #12201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEIT KNESSET [ITEM #12202] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROSH HA-SHANAH [ITEM #12203] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOM KIPPUR [ITEM #12204] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUKKOT [ITEM #12205] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIMHAT TORAH [ITEM #12206] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE TORAH [ITEM #12207] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SYNAGOGUE PEOPLE [ITEM #12208] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIKKUN OLAM [ITEM #12209] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EREV SHABBAT [ITEM #12210] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOM SHABBAT [ITEM #12211] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MOTZEI SHABBAT [ITEM #12212] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOD [ITEM #12213] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HANUKKAH—THE STORY [ITEM #12214] . . . . . . . . . . . . . HANUKKAH—WHAT WE DO [ITEM #12215] . . . . . . . . . . . . MEZUZAH [ITEM #12216] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAYING THE SHEMA [ITEM #12217] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TU B’SHVAT [ITEM #12218] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PURIM—THE STORY [ITEM #12219] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PURIM—WHAT WE DO [ITEM #12220] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASSOVER—THE STORY [ITEM #12221] . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASSOVER—WHAT WE DO [ITEM #12222] . . . . . . . . . . . . SEVEN WEEKS REMEMBRANCE [ITEM #12223] . . . . . . . . . . SHAVUOT [ITEM #12224] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALEF CURRICULUM GUIDE [ITEM #12284] . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Time to Celebrate Grade: 1–2. Format: Seven 16-page booklets. Subjects: Jewish holidays.

A Time to Celebrate books are designed to teach the Jewish holidays in concrete ideas appropriate to first- and second-grade students. Each A Time to Celebrate book introduces the story of a holiday in simple vocabulary, focusing on the symbols and Jewish vocabulary for each. Every two or three pages there is an ageappropriate exercise—mazes, matching, connect-thedots, and sequencing—that reinforces the retention of the material. A TIME TO CELEBRATE STUDENT SET  [ITEM #59900] . . . . . . $14.95 ROSH HA-SHANAH & YOM KIPPUR  [ITEM #59901] . . . . . . . . . $3.50 SUKKOT & SIMHAT TORAH  [ITEM #59902] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 HANUKKAH  [ITEM #59903] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 PURIM  [ITEM #59904] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 Purchase PASSOVER  [ITEM #59905] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 SHAVUOT  [ITEM #59906] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 SHABBAT  [ITEM #59907] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50

My Jewish Memory Book Grade: 1–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Scrap book. Subjects: Jewish holidays, memories.

My Jewish Memory Book offers a way to chronicle a child’s Jewish year. It has places to put photographs and write memories. By telling the story of one year, you invite the celebration of many years. Schools may want a set for the first grade class, and families can use it to encourage their children’s meaningful Jewish participation. This book is a perfect way to turn wonderful moments into something to remember. Purchase

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JEWISH HOLIDAY RESOURCES a. Metal Graggers [#80731] . . . (each) $.75 b. Plastic Toy Shofar [#80107] . (each) $1.60 c. Simhat Torah Flags— One-sided [#80790] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.25 d. 1½” Wooden Dreidles—25 per package. [#61263] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.50 e. My Little Dishes® Kiddush Cup  [#80637] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95 d. Passover Bag of Frogs [#80746] . . . $4.25 g. Passover “Four Questions” Placemat [#51157] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.75

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h. Beeswax Shabbat Candle Set  [#61377] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Makes three sets of 8” Shabbat candles or six sets of 4” Shabbat candles.

i. Beeswax Havdalah Candles Set [#61378] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.95 Makes five 3-wick havdalah candles in blue and cream.

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a. Candlesticks   [#80850] . . . .(each) $2.90 b. Spicebox   [#80852] . . . . . .(each) $2.40 c. Wood Tzedakah Box  [#80851] (each)  $1.90 d. Blank Dreidles   [#80100] . . . (each) $1.05

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e. Mezuzah   [#80194] . . . . . . (each) $1.25

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Why We Celebrate Chanukkah Written by Howard M. Kurtz Published by Colorpix

Ages 2-6. This charming book introduces the symbols and

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meaning of Hanukkah.

WHY WE CELEBRATE CHANUKKAH  [ITEM #80816] . . . . . . . . .$6.95

Why We Celebrate Passover Written by Howard M. Kurtz Published by Colorpix

Ages 2-6. This lovely book introduces the symbols and

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meaning of Passover.

WHY WE CELEBRATE PASSOVER  [ITEM #80785] . . . . . . . . . .$6.95

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Paint a stained glass ornament and hang it in your window. These beautiful suncatchers will brighten any home or classroom. Suncatchers are sold individually. Paint is not included.

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Experiencing the Jewish Holidays Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 3–4. Format: 128-page full-color book. Subjects: Jewish Holidays. Key Features— Active and experiential approach to holiday study. Companion textbook for parents and a free online guide.

In Experiencing the Jewish Holidays students don’t just learn about the Jewish holidays, they celebrate and rehearse the celebration of the holidays. This is an active, experiential approach to Jewish holidays that fuses actual celebrations with role play, cooking, eating, shaking, sounding, and many other activities. Each holiday has opportunities. Student photography and realia help to document the journey though the Jewish year. Experiencing the Jewish Holidays is a complete program with student and parent texts. Free teacher’s guide and parent holiday folders may be found at online. EXPERIENCING THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS TEXTBOOK   [ITEM #25660] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 Purchase   FOUR OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95   STICKER SET  [ITEM #21011] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.95 EXPERIENCING THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS TEACHER’S GUIDE   [ITEM #25611] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 PARENT TEXTBOOK  [ITEM #25671] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95   SIX OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95

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Whole-school Holidays Grade: 1–8. Format: 56-One shot holiday lessons. Subjects: Jewish Holidays.

The Whole-School Holiday lessons make up a spiral curriculum, in which each lesson focuses on a different aspect of Jewish holiday, value, or key subject. With some exceptions, Whole School Holiday lessons are built around a matrix that allow sstudents to have an unique experience each year. • Grade 1–2: Symbols of the holiday • Grade 2–3: The story of the holiday • Grade 3–4: A story from the holiday’s tradition • Grade 4–5: The blessings or liturgy of the holiday • Grade 5–6: Holiday food • Grade 6–7: The art of the holiday • Grade 7–8: An issue that flows from the holiday Each Whole School Holiday lesson is sold separately, and contains twelve student copies of the lesson and a teacher’s guide. WHOLE-SCHOOL LESSONS ARE $12.95 EACH. SEE THESE OTHER WHOLE-SCHOOL TITLES ENVIRONMENT and TZEDAKAH (SEE PAGE 95) ISRAEL and REMEMBRANCE (SEE PAGE 113)

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High High Holiday Holidays Symbols [Item #66101]

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High Holiday Stories

High Holiday Season

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IV Grades 4–5

High Holiday Prayers & Blessings

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High Holiday Foods

Art of the Greeting Card

Did Darth Vader Repent?

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Ushpizin

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The Deep Message

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Simhat Torah

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The Story of Simhat Torah

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Why Two Torah Holidays

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Hanukkah Hanukkah Symbols

The Story of Hanukkah

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Return of the Junkyard Menorah

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The Art of the Hanukkiyah

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Tu B'Shvat Tu B’Shvat

Three Hanukkah Problems [Item #66127]

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The Four High Holidays

Honi the Circle Tree Blessings Maker [Item #66154]

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Purim

Purim Symbols The Purim Story [Item #66131]

The Purim Project

Purim Mitzvot and Blessings

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The Passover Story

A Passover Story

Mastering the Four Questions

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The Story of Shavuot

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Why God Chose Mt. Sinai

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The Illuminated Our Purim Megillah Problem [Item #66136]

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The Art of Passover

Fifteen Steps to Freedom

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Megillat Ruth

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Shabbat Table Service

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Shabbat Foods The Art of Havdalah [Item #66195] [Item #66196]

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The True Story of Hanukkah Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 5–7. Format: Instant Lesson. Subjects: Hanukkah.

The True Story of Hanukkah presents Hanukkah as the social struggle between two groups of Jews. A teacher’s guide accompanies the lessons. TRUE STORY OF HANUKKAH (SET OF 5 COPIES) [ITEM #61213] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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T’shuvah she wrote Ira J. Wise

Grade: 5–8. Format: Instant Lesson. Subjects: High holidays, t’shuvah.

Tshuvah, She Wrote uses case studies and classical texts to consider the process of t’shuvah.

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[ITEM #61214] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

The December Dilemma Steve Bayar

Grade: 8–12. Format: Instant Lesson. Subjects: Hanukkah, interfaith dialogue.

This lesson deals issues of church and state.

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[ITEM #19503] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

Gonzo Megillah Game Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 5–7. Format: Instant Lesson. Subjects: Puirim.

This game helps students master the Purim story. [ITEM #25706] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 60

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The Hanukkah Board Game Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 3–8. Format: Experiential large group board game. Subjects: Hanukkah.

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The Hanukkah Board Game takes the facts of the Hanukkah story and its observance and weaves them into personal value statements about being different. Needs a dreidel and some game markers to play. HANUKKAH BOARD GAME  [ITEM #16201] . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95

Oneg Shanah Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 3–8. Format: Experiential large group board game. Subjects: Holiday cycle.

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Twelve to one hundred players can join in this floor-sized game. Oneg Shanah highlights the Jewish holiday cycle. It asks participants to perform creative non-writing activities. Perfect for holiday and Shabbat programming. GAME BOARD IS 30” X 8’.

ONEG SHANAH  [ITEM #51001] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.95

The Seder Board Game Joel Lurie Grishaver & Vicky Kelman

Grade: 3–8. Format: Experiential large group board game. Subjects: Passover seder.

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Twelve to one hundred players can join in this floor-sized game that takes players through the seder experience. Perfect family activity or the antidote to the ever-present model seder. GAME BOARD IS 30” X 8’. THE SEDER BOARD GAME  [ITEM #57012] . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.95

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a. Jewish Holiday Floor Puzzle  [#80861] . . . $9.50

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An excellent way to review and celebrate. Puzzle is 9½” x 8¾”. For ages 3+.

b. Jewish Holiday Dominoes [#80559] . . . . . $7.95 Two games in one! Match the Jewish Holiday pictures and play regular dominoes, too! Ages 5–8.

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c. Jewish Holiday Domino Game  [#80182] . . . $7.95 An excellent way to review and celebrate. Ages 3+.

d. Eighteen One-Minute Jewish Games   [#80555] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2.40

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18 delightful games played in one minute. Ages 8 and up.

e. Sequence—Jewish Edition  [#57022] . . . $19.90

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Players match a picture on a card to one on the gameboard, then place a chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game!

f. Taboo, Jewish Edition   [#80139] . . . . . $32.95

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Taboo is a word guessing party game. The object of the game is for a player to have his/ her partner(s) guess the word on his/her card without using the word itself.

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A Child’s Garden of Torah Read-Aloud Bible Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: Pre-K–K. Format: A Read-Aloud Bible Textbook. Subjects: Torah stories.

A Child’s Garden of Torah Read-Aloud Bible is the perfect way to bring Torah stories to young children. Here are wonderfully retold versions of twenty-five classic Torah stories from the creation of the world to the death of Moses. Use A Child’s Garden of Torah ReadAloud Bible in the classroom or send it home with each family so they can make bedtime Torah a parallel process to classroom learning. CHILD’S GARDEN OF TORAH READ-ALOUD BIBLE   [ITEM #25104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95

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Morah, Morah, Teach Me Torah Nechama Retting & Tobey Greenberg

Bring the weekly Torah portion alive for pre-school students with this exciting resource from two early childhood educators. Use it to teach young children (and their families!) about each of the parashiyot through the use of drama, stories, music, crafts, science, math, language, and cooking. MORAH MORAH TEACH ME TORAH  [ITEM #54380] . . . . . . . . $34.95

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A Child’s Garden of Torah Sticker Lessons Student Pack Grade: Pre-K–K. Format: Student pack of 25 lessons. Subjects: Torah stories.

Twenty-five black and white lessons with new full-color sticlers introduce and review Bible stories. Beginning with Creation of the world and ending with Moses’ death, the twenty-five A Child’s Garden of Torah sticker lessons cover the major stories you want to teach your young students. A Child’s Garden of Torah Sticker lessons is available as a Student Pack (a full set of lessons and stickers) or by Subject. A list of by subject lessons are the following two pages. Purchase

STUDENT PACK—ONE SET OF 25 LESSONS AND STICKERS FOR ONE STUDENT; GUIDE NOT INCLUDED.  [ITEM #25103] . . . . $24.95 FOUR OR MORE SETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95 LESSONS BY SUBJECT—5 COPIES OF LESSON & STICKERS; . . . . $4.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE   [ITEM #25105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.95

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A Child’s Garden of Torah Individual Sticker lessons Grade: Pre-K–K. Format: Student pack of 25 lessons. Subjects: Torah stories.

Twenty-five black and white lessons with new full-color stickers introduce and review Bible stories. Beginning with Creation of the world and ending with Moses’ death, the twenty-five A Child’s Garden of Torah sticker lessons cover the major stories you want to teach your young students. LESSONS BY SUBJECT—5 COPIES OF LESSON & STICKERS; . . . . $4.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE   [ITEM #25105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.95

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#1 Creation

#6 Abram, Sarai & Family

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[Item #25606]. God tells

creation story.

Abram to take his family and go to Canaan.

#2 The Garden

#7 Sarah Laughs

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[Item #25607]. Visitors tells

Adam, Eve, the snake, and fruit in the Garden of Eden.

Abram that he and Sarah will be parents.

#3 Cain & Abel 

#8 Sodom Goes Boom

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[Item #25608]. Reviews the story of Sodom.

story of Cain and Abel.

#4 The Flood

#9 Rebekkah Really Cares [Item #25609].

[Item #25604]. Reviews the

story of Noah’s Ark.

Reviews the story of Eliezer choosing Isaac’s wife.

#5 The Tower [Item #25605]. Reviews the

#10 Battling Brothers— Jacob and Esau

story of the Tower of Babel.

[Item #25610]. Reviews the

story of Jacob and Esau.

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#19 Blood, Frogs, Lice…The Plagues

#11 Jacob’s Dream [Item #25611]. Reviews Jacob’s

[Item #25619]. Reviews the Exodus

dream of angels.

through the plagues.

#20 Miriam’s Song

#12 Israel’s Family

[Item #25620]. Reviews the Exodus

[Item #25612]. Reviews Jacob’s

from Egypt through the Reed Sea.

weddings to Leah and Rachel and the birth of their children.

#21 Ten Commandments

#13 The Wrestling Match

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[Item #25613]. The story of Jacob’s

experience at Mt. Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments.

wrestling match with the stranger and his name change.

#22 The Golden Calf

#14 Joseph: The Favorite

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[Item #25614]. Reviews the Joseph

which the people build a golden calf.

story from his early years through his sale into slavery.

#23 God Lives in the Middle of the Families of Israel

#15 Joseph Goes to Jail… [Item #25615]. Reviews Joseph’s life

[Item #25623]. Reviews the building

in Egypt from Potiphar’s house to jail.

of the Mishkan.

#24 Moses Hits the Rock

#16 Finally—Jacob Comes to Egypt [Item #25616]. Joseph’s life

[Item #25624]. Moses defies God’s

instruction and hits the rock.

from Pharaoh’s dream to reuniting with his family.

#25 The Families Enter the Land of Israel  [Item #25625]. Moses dies

#17 Baby Moses [Item #25617]. Reviews the Egypt

and the Jewish people enter the Land of Israel.

story beginning with the birth of Moses.

#18 The Burning Bush [Item #25618]. Reviews the story of

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My Weekly Sidrah Melanie Berman and Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 1–2. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Torah, Parashat ha-Shavu’ah. Key Features—A full year cycle of Torah from Bereshit to V’Zot ha-Brakhah. Each parashah includes a summary, a quote, a student commentary and age-appropriate activities.

My Weekly Sidrah brings the rhythm of weekly Torah study into the lives of young children. A full year of Torah is found on these pages—from parashat Bereshit to parashat v’Zot ha-Brakhah. Each parashah contains a summary, a quote, a chance for the student to express his or her own comments, and age-appropriate activities. My Weekly Sidrah creates unique opportunities: the chance to help God finish creation, to help Noah pick the right animals, to stand with Abram as he tries to count the stars in the sky, say farewell to Moses as our leader, and so much more. * MY WEEKLY SIDRAH  [ITEM #44311] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.95 MY WEEKLY SIDRAH TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #44312] . . . . . . $39.95

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I Can Learn Torah Ira J. Wise and Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 1–2. Format: Textbooks. Subjects: Torah stories, Genesis.

I Can Learn Torah teaches Torah through a carefully translated texts and thought-provoking questions. The two volumes cover from Creation through Abraham. The text is in age-appropriate English and is meant to be read aloud. Included are opportunities for students to construct meaning from via exercises. Each volume has a corresponding Parent-Teacher Study Guide that provides background and guidelines for teaching the stories, and a resource for parent study. Purchase

I CAN LEARN TORAH PARENT-TEACHER INTRO  [ITEM #31001] . . . .$4.95 I CAN LEARN TORAH VOLUME 1  [ITEM #31000] . . . . . . . . . . $4.95   VOLUME 1 PARENT-TEACHER GUIDE [ITEM #31003] . . . . . . . .$4.95 I CAN LEARN TORAH VOLUME 2  [ITEM #31004] . . . . . . . . . .$4.95   VOLUME 2 PARENT-TEACHER GUIDE [ITEM #31005] . . . . . . . .$4.95

The Bible from Alef to Tav Penina V. Adelman, Illustrated by Michael Jacobs

Grade: 2–3. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Bible stories, Alef-Bet.

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The Bible from Alef to Tav introduces Bible stories by introducing one Hebrew letter and several words that begin with that letter. It weaves all the words together into a beautiful biblical story with lush illustrations by Michael Jacobs. Each of these twenty-two stories utilizes gentle yet descriptive language to evoke the sound and feel of the Hebrew letters. THE BIBLE FROM ALEF TO TAV  [ITEM #15301] . . . . . . . . . . $14.95

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Being Torah Jane Golub, Joel Lurie Grishaver, and Alan Rowe

Grade: 3–5. Format: Textbook and workbook. Subjects: Torah study, Bible heroes.

Being Torah brings students into Torah by inviting them to become biblical commentators. Based on a real translation of the biblical text, crafted specifically for third to fifth graders, students are drawn into the words of Torah. Using colored clues, they focus on the word clues embedded in the text—the number of times given words are used in a story, the changes between what one Purchase person says and what another person says that person said, and the parallel words that link one story to another. This is not a book about Torah—it is a book of Torah— making Torah study accessible. The Being Torah Student Commentary helps break down the biblical stories into a series of individual inquiries. It is designed specifically to create classroom community. BEING TORAH  [ITEM #15009] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STUDENT COMMENTARY  [ITEM #15011] . . . . . . . . . . TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #15012] . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sofer: The Story of a Torah Scroll Dr. Eric Ray, z”l

Grade: 2–5. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Sofer, Torah, mezuzah, tefillin.

Sofer, the Story of a Torah Scroll is the perfect way to teach about how a Torah is created by hand. This volume, follows Eric Ray as he works on Torah, tefillin and mezuzah scrolls. SOFER, THE STORY OF A TORAH SCROLL  [ITEM #57105] . . . . . .$6.95 70

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Experiencing the Torah Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 4–5. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Torah. Key Features— Twenty-three Torah lessons from Adam and Eve to the Death of Moses. Active and experiential. Full-color student book. Free online teacher’s guide.

This book teaches using the Torah of doing. It starts with age-appropriate translations of the actual biblical text that are presented as scripts. Rather than just reading the text, students perform it. Reading the text out loud is the first movement in interpretation. In twenty-three texts students go from Adam and Eve to the Death of Moses. The Holiness Code, the Burning Bush, the Spies and Mah Tovu are stops on this journey. Featuring Delving Deeper commentaries that help students explore single phrases or sentences, and Experiences mean that students will act, sing, dance, create art and express the inner-story of the text in our own way.

EXPERIENCING THE TORAH TEXTBOOK  [ITEM #25670] . . . . . . $15.95 Purchase   FOUR OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 EXPERIENCING THE TORAH TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #25672] . . . $10.95

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Torah Toons I Joel Lurie Grishaver with C.J. Glass

Grade: 4–7. Format: Textbook and YouTube videos. Subjects: Parashat ha-Shavua, Torah study, Bible stories, Midrash.

In textbook and video, Torah Toons I highlights the major plot lines of each of the parashot and uses midrash to understand the motivation of biblical characters. There is a summary of each parashah, a focus on questions of a character’s behavior, as well as answers and midrashim that address the same question. The text covers Bereshit through Be-Ha’alotekha. Included is an ongoing discussion on the parashiyot.

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Torah Toons 1 episodes are now available on YouTube. Torah Toons I is a 200-page textbook. Also available is a teacher’s guide. TORAH TOONS I: THE BOOK  [ITEM #61204] . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.50 TORAH TOONS I: THE TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #61205] . . . . . . $9.95

ParashaH cards Grade: 4–7. Format: Game. Subjects: Content of the Sidrot, order of Torah stories, patterns in the Torah.

Parsha Cards gives students a way to review content of parashot, study the order in the Torah cycle, find common themes, and a whole lot more. [ITEM #54102] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95

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Torah Toons II Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grade: 6–8. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Parashat ha-Shavua, Torah study, Biblical commentary, Midrash.

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Parashah study with commentators is the focus of Torah Toons II. Torah Toons II expands into the realm of the commentators and asks questions about language and ethics. Students become partners in the process of rabbinic Torah study. Students discover that the Torah can teach different people different lessons and that struggling with the Torah’s meaning is something Jewish scholars have done for thousands of years. TORAH TOONS II: THE BOOK  [ITEM #61218] . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.50 TORAH TOONS II: THE TEACHER’S GUIDE   [ITEM #61208] . . . . . . $9.95

Prophecy: A Prophet Is… Ruth Levy

Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Instant lesson. Subjects: Prophets, Bible.

Students explore the lives of Moses, Deborah, Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, Amos, and Jeremiah and establish a definition of prophecy. Prophecy: A Prophet Is… includes twelve student copies and a teacher’s guide. Purchase

[ITEM #51156] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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Parashah Experiencing the Weekly Torah Portion Rachel Margolis, Joel Grishaver and Jane Golub

Grade: 6–7. Format: Textbook. Subject: Parashat ha-Shavua, Torah, Mitzvot. Key features—Covers all 54 Torah portions. Each parashah includes an overview, a verse to read (with and without vowels) a mitzvah of the week and experiential experiences.

Welcome to Parashah—Experiencing the Weekly Torah Portion, a new vision for studying parashat ha-shavua. Parashah is a book specifically designed for seventh grade students as they approach Bar/Bat mitzvah.

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Parashah teaches the weekly Torah portion in many ways, including learning to read without vowels, understanding the text, exploring the mitzvot found in the parashot and many ways to experience the text. Parashah includes an overview to each parashah, a verse to read with and without vowels, an experiential activity for the Torah portion, a mitzvah of the week and an experiential activity for the mitzvah, and an internet resources for the mitzvah that can lead directly to a bar/bat mitzvah project. This book is perfect for a bar/bat mitzvah class that you want to bind to the cycle of the Torah. PARASHAH  [ITEM #54190] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.95 PARASHAH TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #54191] . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

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Make a Midrash Out of Me Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 5–7. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Bible, Midrash.

Make a Midrash Out of Me is an imaginative way to study the book of Genesis. Each chapter begins with the Torah’s text, laid out as bibliodrama in script form. Students engage with the narrative by becoming the people in the story. Students make their own midrash by interviewing the Bible characters, gaining insight into the text between the lines, followed by focused study of actual midrash from the Jewish tradition. As a cumulative activity, students analyze and synthesize what they’ve learned to create their own piece of visual or literary midrash. Make a Midrash Out of Me is a chance for a wonderfully creative classroom experience. It offers a teacher a chance to combine drama, creative writing, and art with the study of Torah and midrash. It offers a learning process where knowledge and imagination are intertwined. Purchase

MAKE A MIDRASH OUT OF ME VOLUME 1: GENESIS [ITEM #44020] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

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Think Prophets Joel Lurie Grishaver and Rabbi Scott Bolton. Illustrated by Stephen Schildbach

Grades: 5–7. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Prophets.

Think Prophets is a series of fourteen lessons that provide a patchwork opportunity to study the third of the Bible known as “The Prophets.” Some lessons provide an overview of specific books, while others discuss individual prophetic figures. Some lessons will allow for the study of specific stories, while others will deal with the nature of prophecy. These lessons combine historical overviews with segments of the biblical text shaped for classroom study. The lessons may be assembled into the prophets curriculum you want. Think Prophets is available in a student pack or by indiviual lessons (in sets of twelve per lesson). The Think Prophets Teacher’s Guide covers all fourteen individual lessons. THINK PROPHETS STUDENT PACK [ITEM #61115] . . . . . . . . . . THINK PROPHETS TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #61116] . . . . . . . . THINK PROPHETS INDIVUDUAL LESSONS   WHAT'S IN THE PROPHETS [ITEM #61101] . . . . . . . . . . . .   AMOS  [ITEM #61102] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   DEBORAH [ITEM #61103] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   ELIJAH  [ITEM #61104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   EZEKIEL [ITEM #61105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   HANNAH  [ITEM #61106] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   HOSEA [ITEM #61107] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   ISAIAH  [ITEM #61108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   JEREMIAH [ITEM #61109] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   JONAH  [ITEM #61110] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   MIRIAM [ITEM #61111] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   NATHAN  [ITEM #61112] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   RAHAV [ITEM #61113] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   SOLOMON  [ITEM #61114] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

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The Write Stuff Julie Pelc and Molly Karp

Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Bible, K’tuvim.

With Write Stuff lessons you can bring some serious text study of the books of K’tuvim to the classroom. These five lessons combine historical and/or literary overviews with segments of the biblical text shaped for classroom study, accompanied by midrashic texts where appropriate. They allow you to teach about a specific part of K’tuvim or about a set of texts. Just pick the lessons that fit your curriculum. Each lesson comes with twelve copies of the student material and a teacher’s guide. ECCLESIASTES  [ITEM #66051] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Purchase

ESTHER [ITEM #66052] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 JOB [ITEM #66054] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 RUTH [ITEM #66050] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 SONG OF SONGS [ITEM #66053] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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The Torah: Portion-by-Portion Seymour Rossel

Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Bible, Archaeology, Biblical Criticism, Bible Commentary.

Bring Torah text and modern commentary to your pre- and post-bar mitzvah students. Each chapter covers one weekly portion, featuring: • Torah text in gender-sensitive translations • “Quotes to Remember” in Hebrew and English • Interactive discussion questions in each portion • Graphs, charts, maps, and photographs of the realia of archaeological and biblical criticism • A synopsis of the Haftarah for each portion and the traditional reason it was chosen • Wide-ranging comments from Talmud, Midrash, Rashi, and other traditional commentators set side-byside with comments from modern Bible scholars from Cassuto and Leibowitz to Peli and Sarna, set sideby-side with evidence from archaeology, linguistics, Egyptology, and a dozen other sciences that have been applied to the study of Torah over the last two centuries. • Incorporation of the best educational techniques from design, values education, and modern modeling. THE TORAH: PORTION-BY-PORTION  [ITEM #61225] . . . . . . . . $16.95

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What Is? Grades: 6–8. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Sturcture of the Bible, Midrash, Rabbinics, History, Bible, Rashi, Medieval jewry, jewish law, ethics, talmud, codes, Rabbinics,Siddur, Halakhah, Kabbalah, Pirkei Avot, tallit, life cycle, prayer, synagogue, Midrash, rabbinics, history, Bible.

The What Is? series is made up of new and renewed lessons for the classroom.

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Use individual lessons to introduce a text to your students, or combine them for a course on Jewish literacy. WHAT IS? LESSONS CHAPTER-VERSE  [ITEM #16525] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS HAFTARAH?  [ITEM #66025] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS HALAKHAH?  [ITEM #66028] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS KABBALAH?  [ITEM #66027] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS MIDRASH? [ITEM #66006] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS MISHNAH? [ITEM #66007] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 WHAT IS PIRKEI AVOT? [ITEM #66029] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 WHAT IS RASHI? [ITEM #66008] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 WHAT IS SIDDUR  [ITEM #66026] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 TALLIT  [ITEM #61002] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 WHAT IS TALMUD  [ITEM #66009] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

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The Jewish Law Review Vol. 1 The Mishnah on Damages Rabbi Morley Feinstein

Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Mishnah, Jewish law.

The Jewish Law Review Vol. I makes rabbinic ethics concrete. It allows students to engage the Mishnah on their own level. Ten units involve students in settling legal disputes and testing their own sense of justice against the principles found in the Mishnah. In Jewish Law Review Vol. I students are presented with cases from the Mishnah on damages. Students work out their own verdicts, study a selection from the Mishnah, and apply ethical principles to new and more complex cases.

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The Jewish Law Review Vol 2 The Mishnah’s Laws of Lost and Found Rabbi Hillel Gamoran

Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Mishnah, Jewish law.

Jewish Law Review Vol. II, written by Rabbi Hillel Gamaron, works systematically through the first two chapters of Bava Metzia. As with Jewish Law Review Vol. I, this volume uses contemporary situations and problems to open up the rabbinic discussions in the Mishnah. This volume allows the learner to see the way individual mishnaot interact. JEWISH LAW REVIEW VOL. II [ITEM #34103] . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95 JEWISH LAW REVIEW VOL. II: GUIDE [ITEM #34104] . . . . . . . $6.95 80

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BJL: Life Cycle by Carrie Hearshen

Grades: 3–4. Format: Eight lessons. Subject: Jewish lifecycle.

Eight BJL Lifecycle folders make studying lifecycle moments and practices easier for students to embrace. The eight folders provide students an opportunity to look at the steps in a Jewish life. They can be used in any order with any starting point. Each unit introduces key vocabulary, basic concepts, and provides a story about each Jewish life cycle event. These folders unfold eight major lifecycle events. Through stories and hands-on activities, simple explanations and family involvement, students study the moments in life that connect us to Jewish life and God. Families are actively invited to become part of the process. The BJL Lifecycle folders look at the meaning of Life Cycle, Birth Rituals, Torah Rituals, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Family, Marriage, Old Age and Death. BJL LIFECYCLE [ITEM #15411] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95 BJL LIFECYCLE TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #15412] . . . . . . . . . $8.95

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The Circle of Jewish Life By Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 4–7. Format: Textbook. Subject: Jewish lifecycle. Key Features—Empower students to meaningfully participate in the broad range of Jewish life cycle events. Chaptera include traditional texts, full scripts of life cycle ceremonies, art projects, and stories.Focus on diversity of Jewish life, with elements that address adoption, divorce, gay marriage, and mourning. Chapters on lifelong Jewish learning, aging, and conversion push learning about the Jewish life cycle beyond brit milah, b’nai mitzvah, and weddings.

Life cycle is important because it is a place where our students will encounter Judaism in real life. They will all celebrate weddings, become bar or bat mitzvah, and will face funerals. It is in those moments that the Jewish tradition can be a rich resource and make a difference. In order for that to happen they need two things: (1) They need to know the dance steps. That includes knowing the names, prayers, rituals, and vocabulary associated with a particular lifecycle event. But also (2) they need to have a sense of its meaning, of the values it actualizes, of the way it connects the Eternal to real life experience. The Circle of Jewish Life is the only life cycle resource that enables both of these. This is a life cycle book for the new millennium; one that describes Jewish life in the ways that our students actually experience. It contains both texts and activities. It enters areas where you need to go, ones that you’ve never had a resource for before: conversion, adoption, divorce, the meaning of growing old and more. The book is rich in Jewish texts, stories, and opportunities to not only learn the vocabulary of the Jewish life cycle but to enter into its concepts as well. Purchase

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Changes Recognized, Changes Achieved Rabbi Emily Feigenson

Grades: 6–7. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle.

This lesson expresses what is unique about achieving Jewish womanhood.

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Coming of Mitzvah Grades: 6–7. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle. Rabbi Emily Feigenson & Joel Lurie Grishaver

This lesson introduces the concept of bar/bat mitzvah as a rite of passage and the meaning of maturity. [ITEM #17250] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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Maseket Bar/Bat Mitzvah Grades: 6–7. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle. Joel Lurie Grishaver

The Talmud is missing a section on bar/bat mitzvah. This lesson invites parents and students to create their own “coming of mitzvah” tractate. [ITEM #44302] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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The True Story of Bar Mitzvah Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 6–7. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle.

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This lesson introduces the history and midrashic foundation of bar mitzvah. Students consider the tradition’s idea of responsible manhood. [ITEM #61212] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Game Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz

Grades: 6–7. Format: Game. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle.

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The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Game is a values clarification game. Its goal is to helps families confront the important issues of bar/bat mitzvah in order to make better choices. [ITEM #15001] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95

Mikvah and the Jewish Laws of Sex & Marriage Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant Lessons. Subject: kedushah, taharat mishpahah Fran Hirschman

The lesson focuses on the mikvah in Jewish life. Purchase

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Tallit Kits We offer a variety of fabrics in our tallitot. Choose either the 58% Tencel/42% Rayon fabric in white or cream, or Habotai silk in white or Noil silk in natural. All tallit kits are the perfect canvas for fabric markers, paints or appropriate dyes. We offer two sizes of tallitot—25” x 72” or 40” x 70”. The 25” x 72” tallit is available either with or without an attached atarah; the 40” x 70” tallitot are only available with the attached atarah. One set of wool tzitzit is included with each tallit, as well as a practice swatch of fabric. We recommend that you call for availability. TALLITOT 25” X 72”—WHITE [#61300] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.95 25” X 72” WITH ATARAH—WHITE [#61301] . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.95 25” X 72”—CREAM [#61304] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.95 25” X 72” WITH ATARAH—CREAM [#61305] . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.95 40” X 70” WITH ATARAH—WHITE [#61310] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41.95 40” X 70” WITH ATARAH—CREAM [#61311] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41.95 TALLIT CASE—WHITE [#61302] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.99 TALLIT CASE—CREAM [#61306] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.99 TALLIT KIT EXTRAS— WOOL TZITZIT [#61381] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 TZITZIT PRACTICE CARDS SET OF 4 (NOT PART OF THE TALLIT KIT) [#61308]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.75 TALLIT COPY PACK (FOR TRACING)  [#61309] . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 SARAL WAX FREE TRANSFER YELLOW [#80811] . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 SARAL WAX FREE TRANSFER BLUE [#80812] . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 86

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Wimpels & Hallah Covers Make hallah covers or wimpels with your classes. The fabric works well with fabric markers, fabric paints, sequins or other embellishments.

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Synagogue Kippot These kippot are white polyester and come in a package of twelve. Perfect for restocking your supplies or decorated by students to make their own kippot. SYNAGOGUE KIPPOT (PER DOZEN)  [#80810] . . . . .$6.50 Purchase

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Interfaith Dating Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Interfaith dating and marriage.

A lesson to help students think about the issues and possibilities of future life if they are involved in interdating. [ITEM #31055] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

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Interfaith Marriage Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Interfaith dating and marriage.

This lesson allows students to develop and evaluate their own thoughts about interfaith marriage. While not espousing any one standpoint, this lesson stresses the importance of outreach.

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Living as a Child in an Interfaith Marriage Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant lessons. Subject: Interfaith dating and marriage.

Students think about the issues and possibilities of future life if they are involved in an intermarriage. [ITEM #41106] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

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Kaddish for My Dog Sam Grades: 6–7. Format: Game. Subject: Bar/bat mitzvah, lifecycle.

This lesson teaches the rabbinic and folk history of the Kaddish and whether it can be said for a pet. [ITEM #37104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 88

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Drops of Honey Values Lessons Idie Benjamin & Dale Sides Cooperman

Grades: Pre-K–K. Format: Four-page lessons. Subject: Jewish Values, family.

This set of revolutionary materials is geared toward providing young Jewish children with hands-on sensory-based experiences with Jewish values. Units are designed to be school and family resources either as part of a family education program and/or as a send-home resource for families, and as the trigger of classroom experiences.

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BJL: Mitzvot Grades: 3–4. Format: Eight 4-page lessons. Subject: Jewish values, ethics.

The eight BJL Mitzvot folders make the doing of mitzvot into concepts and practices that students will embrace. Rooted in stories, BJL Mitzvot invites families to join their children in living core values of the Jewish tradition. Mitzvot are Jewish things to do (and Jewish things not to do). These folders turn eight ethical mitzvot into values that can be easily lived. Through stories and hands-on activities, simple explanations and family involvement, students not only learn about “the things God wants us to do,” but are encouraged to make them part of their lives. Families are actively invited to become part of the process. Topics: Tzedakah, Feeding the Hungry, Keeping the Earth, Welcoming Guests, Derekh Eretz, Visiting the Sick, Guarding Your Tongue and Talmud Torah. Purchase

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Jewish Values from Alef to Tav— The Book Grades: 2–3. Format: Eight-page lessons. Subject: Jewish values.

Jewish Values from Alef to Tav is the backbone of the second grade Bet Curriculum. Based on the “letter of the week” model, each of these twenty-four full-color booklets begins with the definition of a Jewish value. Through biblical, rabbinic, Hasidic and folk stories, students learn the important values that influence their religious and secular lives. Each story is accompanied by full-color illustrations, discussion questions, and an age-appropriate exercise that reinforces the value of the week. The textbook is ideal for classroom study and, at the end of the year, is a perfect gift to send home for parents to read and discuss with their children. JEWISH VALUES FROM ALEF TO TAV— Purchase THE BOOK [ITEM #34108] . . . . $14.95

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Bet: Jewish Values from Alef to Tav Lessons Grades: 2–3. Format: Eight-page lessons. Subject: Jewish values.

Jewish Values from Alef to Tav is the backbone of the second grade Bet Curriculum. Based on the “letter of the week” model, each of these twenty-four full-color booklets begins with the definition of a Jewish value. Through biblical, rabbinic, Hasidic and folk stories, students learn the important values that influence their religious and secular lives. Each story is accompanied by full-color illustrations, discussion questions, and an age-appropriate exercise that reinforces the value of the week. The 5½” x 8½” booklets both are ideal for classroom study and are perfect to send home for parents to read and discuss with their children.

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Emunah Brit Gemilut hasadim Derekh eretz Havdalah Viku’ah Z’mirot Heshbon ha-nefesh

Viku’ah Teva Yisrael Kavod Lashon ha-Ra Mitzvot Neshamah Siddur Aseret ha-Dibrot

Piku’ah Nefesh Tzedakah Kedushah Rodef Shalom Shabbat Simhah Talmud Torah Tikkun Olam

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Mah La’Asot Janice Alper and Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 5–8. Format: Textbook/Workbook. Subject: Jewish law, ethics.

Mah La’Asot—What Should I Do? is a series of ethical puzzles. It is a perfect introduction to Jewish law for your students.Students confront a series of moral dilemmas and encounter core Jewish values, such as tzar ba’alei hayyim and pikuah nefesh. In the process they address the legal principles surrounding questions of abortion, suicide, AIDS, euthanasia, use of animals in medical Purchase research, and more. MAH LA’ASOT [ITEM #44201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95 MAH LA’ASOT TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #44202] . . . . . . . . . $7.50

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Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 5–8. Format: Game. Subject: G’milut hasadim, b’tzelem Elohim.

In God’s Image is filled with examples of times when God has helped people. When learners roll the dice, they must either explain how people can help other people in the same way or name an organization that does. [ITEM #31050] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

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Rabbi Steven Bayar

Grades: 6—Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Jewish Identity.

Students clarify Jewish values about the importance of Jewish practice, and culture in Jewish survival. [ITEM #66004] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 94


Whole-School Curriculum—Values Whole-School Values is a spiral curriculum, and each lesson focuses on a different aspect of tzedakah or the environment. Lessons contain twelve student folders and a guide. WHOLE-SCHOOL LESSONS ARE $12.95 EACH. Purchase

I Grades 1–2 II Grades 2–3 III Grades 3–4 IV Grades 4–5 V Grades 5–6 VI Grades 6–7 VII Grades 7–8

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In Our Image

[Item #66201] Students try to understand what it

[Item #66171] Students learn how

money can help make the world a better place.

means to be in the image of both God and the other animals.

Why Give Tzedakah?

Guarding the Planet

[Item #66172] Three classic Jewish

[Item #66202] Students explore what it means

stories offer reasons to give tzedakah.

to be a guardian, and how they can become environmental guardians.

Occasions for Giving

Caring for Animals

[Item #66173] This lesson teaches

[Item #66203] Students read stories of how our

about the times we give tzedakah.

ancestors interacted with animals and commit to actions to help on an ongoing basis.

How Much Should I Give?

Birkhot ha-Nehanim

[Item #66174] This lesson teaches

[Item #66204] Students reflect upon and learn

the idea of tithes and rules for giving tzedakah.

about Jewish blessings related to the natural world and our senses.

Rambam’s Rungs

Beyond Bal Tash’hit

[Item #66175] This lesson introduces

[Item #66205] Students learn about the

Maimonides’ eight rungs of giving.

challenges of waste; Explore the values of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink.

The Art of the Tzedakah Box

Exploring Modern Jewish Food Ethics

[Item #66176] This lesson introduces

[Item #66206] Students reflect on food in

the art of the tzedakah box.

Jewish ritual and analyze modern Jewish food ethics.

Tzedakah Heroes

Exploring a Jewish Response to Climate Change

[Item #66177] Students examine the

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[Item #66207] Students consider their Jewish

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Stories We Live By Grades: 4–6. Format: Instant Lessons. Subject: Values.

The Stories We Live By lessons use Jewish folktales and Rabbinic stories to teach important Jewish values. Each lesson tells a story and offers probing questions and text study for students to consider. Twelve Stories We Live By lessons are available either by title or by student pack. The teacher’s guide is sold separately. The Bride’s Hairpin

One Date Seed

[Item #57160]. Tzedakah. A tale about a bride who stops to do tzedakah during her wedding and saves her life.

[Item #57159]. Love of Israel. A stranger feeds a young boy fruits he cannot get in Poland and instills a love of Israel.

The Feather Story

The Rabbi and the Ugly Man

[Item #57150]. Lashon ha-ra, Tshuvah. A Jewish folk tale about gossip and the power of words to hurt and heal.

[Item #57153]. Embarrassment. A Jewish folktale about a rabbi who calls a man ugly.

Honest Scales

The Rich Man’s Son

[Item #57152]. Honesty. A Jewish folktale about a man who saves a city from drought with his honest scales.

[Item #57161]. Work ethic. A Jewish folk tale about a rich man who teaches his son the value of hard work.

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza

The Two Friends

[Item #57154]. Hatred. A Jewish tale about [Item #57157]. Friendship. The king learns baseless hatred . a lesson about friendship from two friends.

The Mitzvah of Not Saying

Unworthy Human Beings

[Item #57158]. Rebuke. The rabbi comes to visit but refuses to say anything except “I came to your house to do a mitzvah.”

[Item #57156]. Seeking peace. Alexander the Great learns about peacemaking.

The New Tongue

Why the Rabbi Rode on Yom Kippur

[Item #57162]. Lashon ha-ra. Rabbi Samuel teaches the king the way to turn curses into blessings.

[Item #57155]. Saving a life. A rabbi rides a streetcar on Yom Kippur in order to save someone’s life.

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You Be the Judge Purchase

Joel Lurie Grishaver and Nahum Amsel

Grades: 4–Adult. Format: Books. Subject: Jewish law, ethical dilemmas.

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You Be the Judge books pose real-life situations drawn from the headlines and give their Jewish answers. They are perfect as part of family or Shabbat programs, as triggers to fun class discussions, at the dinner table, or in the classroom. Here are three chances to share values, discuss ethics, and take a first look into the Talmud, the codes, and the wisdom of the Jewish legal process. Each You Be the Judge volume contains fifty-two cases drawn from the headlines and Jewish responses to each. YOU BE THE JUDGE VOLUME 1  [ITEM #68002] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 VOLUME 2  [ITEM #68003] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 VOLUME 3  [ITEM #68004] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

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Grades: 5–7. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: Disability, stereotypes, midrash.

A midrashic play that tells the story of Isaac, Jacob, and Moses, each of whom had a significant disability. [ITEM #15370] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

IL: Wounding with Words Rabbi Steven Bayer

Grades: 7–Adult. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: Lashon Ha-Ra. Purchase

Students explore speech that hurts others. [ITEM #66022] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 97


Eizehu Gibor: Living Jewish Values Grades: 7–8. Format: Textbooks. Subject: Jewish values, Jewish heroes.

Empowering your students to live Jewish values is essential. For Jews it is about being a person worthy of emulation. We live in a world where kids need heroes. Eizehu Gibor: Living Jewish Values is a new approach to Jewish heroes. It starts with values and lets Jewish role models tell their own stories of living those values. Read Albert Einstein’s own words on being a humble person, and listen to Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ sermon about why we have an obligation to fix the world. Eizehu Gibor not only tells of Jewish heroes whose stories are famous, but of those whose stores are worth knowing but are seldom told.

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Eizehu Gibor Posters Eizehu Gibor Posters are a set of sixteen values posters—one from each chapter of Eizehu Gibor. Each full-color poster is 12”×18” inches. Perfect for use with a class studying Eizehu Gibor, or to use as wall art in your classrooms and hallways. EIZEHU GIBOR POSTERS  [ITEM #41012] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.00

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Praying with our Feet Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 6–8. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Values, Jewish Service learning, ProjectBased Learning. Research.

Praying with Our Feet deals with world issues based on Jewish values and helps students find ways to be part of the solution. Purchase

Each lesson provides an introduction that roots the subject in the Jewish values and thought. The lesson goes on to delve into the background of the issue as seen in the world. Students work on their own to research organizations that provide aid, and find ways they can create projects that allow them to contribute to the solution. Praying with Our Feet was written to become the perfect vehicle for Jewish service learning and project-based learning. Four lessons will be available—Freeing the Slaves, Feeding the Hungry, Homelessness and Clean Water. PRAYING WITH OUR FEET LESSONS FREEING THE SLAVES [ITEM #45160] . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLEAN WATER [ITEM #45161] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOMELESSNESS [ITEM #45162] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEEDING THE HUNGRY [ITEM #45163] . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Content of Their Character Grades: 6–adult. Format: Instant lessons. Subjects: Grades: 6–Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Values, virtues, middot, being a mensch.

Content of Their Character lessons offer students a definition and text study of values with practical applications. Each of these value lesson folders contains material for three to four forty-fiveminute classroom sessions. Content of Their Character lessons are sold either in a Student Pak (one of each lessons per child), or by the Lesson (twelve copies of that lesson’s student material). The Teacher’s Guide is sold separately. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER STUDENT PACK  [ITEM #17265] . . $14.95 LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #17266] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95

Anavah: Humility [Item #17260] This lesson

teaches the Jewish value of humility.

Shmirat ha-Lashon: Ethics of Language [Item #17256] Students reflect

on shmirat ha-lashon.

Derekh Eretz

Tikkun Olam

[Item #17263] Students

[Item #17262] Students learn

will study actions that are considered Derekh Eretz (proper actions).

the origin of the concept of Tikkun Olam.

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Erekh Apayim: Slow to Anger

Tokhehah: Rebuke

[Item #17251] Students focus

[Item #17261] Students focus on

on rabbinic anger management systems.

Tokhehah and of helping others change behaviors.

Hevruta: Friendship

T’shuvah

[Item #17258] This unit

[Item #17253] Students define

teaches the Jewish value of true friendship.

t'shuvah and study texts on performing t’shuvah.

Kabed et Avikha v’et Imekha: Honoring Parents

Tza’ar Ba’alei Hayyim: Being Kind to Animals

[Item #17255] Students study the

[Item #17257] Students study the

value of honoring parents.

value of the treatment of animals.

Pikuah Nefesh

Tzedakah

[Item #17264] Students study the

[Item #17254] Students

principles of pikuah nefesh.

study the deeper meaning of tzedakah issues.

Rodef Shalom: Pursuing Peace

V’Ahavta L’Re’ekha K’Mokha: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

[Item #17259] This unit teaches the

value of seeking peace.

[Item #17252] Students study texts

on neighborliness.

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Body Ethics Kerry M. Olitzky, Avi Olitzky, Jesse Olitzky, Ira J. Wise, and Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Body Ethics.

Here is a series of lessons designed to address from a Jewish perspective the issues teens confront. Body Ethics lessons tackle issues of sex, modesty, piercings and tatoos, body image, eating, and suicide. Each Body Ethics lesson is sold separately and contains twelve copies of the student material and a teacher’s guide, or a as Student Pack with all fourteen lessons. A Purchase separate guide is available. BODY ETHICS STUDENT PACK [ITEM #15661] . . . . . . . . . . . $14.50 INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #15662] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

Abortion

Modesty

[ITEM #41103] This lesson looks at

[ITEM #15650] Can dress be an the issue of abortion in the United ethical issue or a question of States and in Jewish law. safety? This lesson asks how the values inform the choices about the way Jews appear in public.

Acquaintance Rape [ITEM #15656] This lesson

considers this issue and what Judaism has to teach about respectful relationships.

Prevention is a Mitzvah: Safer Sex [ITEM #16400] This lesson on

protecting human life through prevention leads to a discussion on safer sex.

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C.P.R.

Randy’s Navel Piercing

[ITEM #15657] This lesson puts

[ITEM #57004] This lesson life-saving in a Jewish context discusses a range of issues and shares the information on the including health and safety, body latest techniques. mutilation, and modesty.

Drugs and Alcohol

Suicide

[ITEM #15652] This lesson looks at

[ITEM #15651] This lesson considers the issues surrounding drug and the Jewish value of “choosing life”. alcohol abuse. Includes a selfStudents an opportunity to consider evaluation and ways to help friends building a web of protection. who have a problem.

Eating Disorders

Torture

[ITEM #15655] This lesson, inspired [ITEM #15660] This lesson is a

by death from anorexia, deals with eating disorders and the issue of being too thin.

collection of texts on torture, and contains the sources needed to help students consider their own positions on torture.

Genetic Testing

Vegetarianism

[ITEM #15658] This lesson explains [ITEM #15653] This lesson

the medicine, the ethics and the Jewish textual foundation of preventing tragedy via genetic testing.

considersthe Jewish value of being a vegetarian. It allows students to consider their own eating practices.

V’Ahavta L’Re’ekha K’Mokha: Love Your Neighbor as lesson deals with oral sex and the Yourself Hooking Up

[ITEM #15654] This text-based

Jewish view of sexuality. It uses [Item #17252] Students study texts the topic of oral sex as a gateway on neighborliness. to a discussion of Jewish sexual ethics. 103


Middot: A Stairway of Virtues Rabbi Ron Isaacs

Grades: 2–12. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Jewish values, middot.

A middah is a Jewish value. This book is an old-school textbook without fancy graphics or busywork exercises. It has chapters with introductions, stories, texts, and questions to discuss. Three to five pages are presented per value, and twentyfive values are presented altogether. This is a perfect classroom resource, teacher resource, or curricular foundation. It has everything you need to teach Jewish values to middle school students, high school students, or adults.

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Agents of Peace Grades: All grades. Format: Game. Subjects: Bullying and peace making.

This focus of this large-group family game is the ethics of peace making. [ITEM #12300] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

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Words that Hit, Words that Hug Grades: All grades. Format: Game. Subjects: Shmirat ha-lashon.

This focus of this large-group family game is the things we should and should not say. [ITEM #66023] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

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Bet Din: The Jewish People’s Court Grades: 8–Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Jewish Law, Values. Purchase

Bet Din: The Jewish People’s Court is a series of seven lessons on Jewish law. Use these lessons to teach legal principles, such as the laws of witnesses, contracts and acts of God. Each Bet Din: The Jewish People’s Court lesson is sold separately and each lesson contains twelve copies of the student material and a teacher’s guide. BET DIN INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

Case 1: Crebbs vs. Galuf [ITEM #15351] This case reviews which witnesses can/cannot testify at a trial.

Case 2: When Blind Justice Still Sees [ITEM #15352] This lesson explores the way that courts modernize Jewish

law.

Case 3: The Quality of Mercy [ITEM #15353] The lesson explores the issue of Jewish law and euthanasia

through an introduction to the layers of Jewish legal sources.

Case 4: The Case of Money that Changes [ITEM #15354] This Bet Din lesson is a study of an unclear contract.

Case 5: The Case of All that Glitters [ITEM #15355] This lesson is a study in fraud versus a sale made in error.

Case 6: The Case of the Vanishing Renter [ITEM #15356] This Bet Din lesson deals with contracts that are in question

due to an act of God.

Case 7: The Case of the Heavy Metal Ice Cream [ITEM #15357] This lesson deals with partnerships.

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Jewish People Grades: 4–8. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Jewish people, values, history.

Here is a series of lessons about Jewish heroes and the values they lived. Each Jewish People lesson is sold separately and each contains twelve copies of the student material and a teacher’s guide. JEWISH PEOPLE INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (PER LESSON) . . . . . . . $12.95

Baal Shem Tov

Albert Einstein

[ITEM #54187] The Baal Shem Tov,

[ITEM #54178] In this lesson students

founder of the Hasidic movement, recentered Judaism in joy, spirit and emotion. Students study the life of the Baal Shem Tov to understand his influence on Jewish life.

will grapple with the same moral questions that troubled Einstein and will explore Einstein’s involvement as a figure in the international Zionist movement.

Louis D. Brandeis

Hank Greenberg

[ITEM #54179] Brandeis was a central [ITEM #54175] This lesson tells Hank

figure for turn-of-the-century American Judaism. This lesson discusses his development from the son of secular Jewish immigrants to Zionist leader.

Greenberg’s story, set in the context of Jewish immigration to America between 1880 and 1930.

Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi

Mordecai Kaplan

[ITEM #54176] This lesson considers

[ITEM #54181] This lesson examines

a central figure in expulsionera Spain. Dona Gracia hid her Jewishness and lived as an influential member of Spanish society.

the life of Mordecai Kaplan, an important Jewish thinker and innovator who conceived of the Jewish community center and founded the Reconstructionist movement.

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Sandy Koufax

Haym Salomon

[ITEM #54182] This lesson

[ITEM #54177] This lesson examines

considers the Jewish pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who gained fame when he refused to pitch in a world series game on Yom Kippur.

Jews’ role in the creation of the United States focussing on Haym Salomon who financed the revolution and fought hard for religious freedom in his new country.

Maimonides

Solomon Schechter

[ITEM #54183] This lesson exmines [ITEM #54185] This lesson examines

the life of Maimonides, who wrote several important books on Jewish law and philosophy including the Mishnah Torah on Jewish Law, and The Guide to the Perplexed.

the life and influence of Solomon Schechter, a Jewish scholar and a central figure in the development of the Conservative Movement.

Nahmanides

Judah Touro

[ITEM #54180] This lesson

[ITEM #54186] Judah Touro was a

examines the life of Nahmanides, the Golden Age of Spain and the era of Christian conquest. It includes the issues Nahmanides dealt with in his debate with Pablo Christiani.

philanthropist and a patriot during the time of the American revolution. His story tells the story of the founding of America and his life models the value of tzedakah.

Rashi [ITEM #54184] Rashi was a Jewish

commentator who lived in France during the time of the first Crusade. He wrote commentaries on both the Torah and the Talmud and shaped the way that those texts are studied. 107


IL: Begging the Question Grades: 6—Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Tzedakah, free speech, law.

This lesson contrasts the values of American law and Jewish law concerning begging. [ITEM #16425] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95

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IL: Instant Bet Din Rabbi Yosi Gordon

Grades: 6—Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Talmud, ethics.

Students make decisions on ethical and challenging cases to find the best answer they can. Then they test their answers against rabbinic solutions. [ITEM #31051] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

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IL: Trouble in Jewish Cheyenne Grades: 6—Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Antisemitism.

Students confront responses to anti-Semitism and apply Jewish values to the crisis. [ITEM #61211] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95

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IL: What if the Fiddler Stopped Fiddling? Steven Bayar & Marcey Bergman

Grades: 6—Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Antisemitism.

Based on the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, this lesson explores responses to anti-Semitism. [ITEM #66005] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 108

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Israel & History

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Places In Israel Kyla Schneider

Grades: K-2. Format: Instant Lesson. Subjects: Israel geography.

This sticker lesson introduces eight places in Israel— Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Kinneret, Eilat, Dead Sea, Negev, and Kibbutz. [ITEM #54252] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Israel Maps

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Whether you want it small or grande, these full-color maps of Israel are the perfect asset for teaching Israel, decorating the walls or flying to Israel on a giant map. The posters come in English or Hebrew and are available in four sizes—Small (11" x 14"), Medium (20" x 30"), Large (30" x 45"), and Grande—(38" x 56") either on photo paper or on tear-resistant plastic. ISRAEL MAP—ENGLISH SMALL (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31150] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.95 MEDIUM (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31151] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 MEDIUM (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31152] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.95 LARGE (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31153] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33.95 LARGE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31154] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37.95 GRANDE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31155] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58.00 ISRAEL MAP—HEBREW SMALL (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31156] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.95 MEDIUM (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31157] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 MEDIUM (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31158] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.95 LARGE (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31159] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33.95 LARGE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31160] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37.95 GRANDE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31161] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58.00

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Yisrael Sheli David Singer

Grades: 2-4. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Israel, history of Israel, Israeli heroes.

of Israel. Purchase

Yisrael Sheli is a textbook that introduces Israel to your students. Yisrael Sheli allows you tell your students two different stories about Israel—the people and the places. As we tour the land, we learn about the stories of the people that helped create and define the land

What’s it like to travel Israel with the people who built her? Ben Gurion leads the tour at Sde Boker, his kibbutz. Joshua leads us across the Jordan river, and Josephus tells the story of Masada. In the cobblestone streets of Tzfat, Isaac Luria gives a lesson on mysticism, while Ilan Ramon points our eyes to the stars from his balcony in Beersheva. The Yisrael Sheli Teacher’s Guide is a compendium of topnotch programs and ideas for experiential, out-of-the-box activities. YISRAEL SHELI—MY ISRAEL  [ITEM #44375] . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95   FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #44376] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21.95

Yisrael Sheli Timeline

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The Yisrael Sheli Time Line is full-color wallsized (142" x 10") timeline of the people highlighted in Yisrael Sheli. Comes with the wall timeline and people cards. The timeline is printed on easy-to-peal-and-stick vinyl. YISRAEL SHELI TIMELINE [ITEM #44377] . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.00

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Passport to Israel Sharon Lerner and Josh Barkin

Grades: 3-5. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Israel by City.

The Passport to Israel lessons introduce and help students explore one of eight different region of Israel—The Coast, Galilee, Haifa, Judean Desert, Modern Jerusalem, Negev and Old City of Jerusalem. Passport to Israel is available in a Student Pack (one copy per students)or as eight individual Passport to Israel lessons (twelve copies of the student material). A passport pak with passports and stickers for twelve students is available to chronicle your journey. PASSPORT TO ISRAEL STUDENT PACK—ONE SET OF ALL EIGHT   LESSONS  [ITEM #54210] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #54211] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 PASSPORT PACK (12) [ITEM #54209] . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 THE COAST [ITEM #54201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 GALILEE [ITEM #54202] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 HAIFA [ITEM #54203] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 JUDEAN DESERT [ITEM #54205] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 MODERN JERUSALEM [ITEM #54206] . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 NEGEV [ITEM #54207] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 OLD CITY JERUSALEM [ITEM #54204] . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 TEL AVIV [ITEM #54208] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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Whole-School—Israel & Remembrance The Whole-School Israel lessons focus on a different aspect of Israel, while WholeSchool Remembrance focus on the Holocaust with age-appropriate material. Lessons contain twelve student folders and a teacher’s guide. WHOLE-SCHOOL LESSONS ARE $12.95. Purchase

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Grades 2–3

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Grades 3–4

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Grades 4–5

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Grades 5–6

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Grades 6–7

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Grades 7–8

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Symbols of the State of Israel

Respect

[Item #66181] Students learn about

[Item #66301] This lesson teaches that

the symbols of Israel found in the flag and the menorah.

respect is accepting that everyone has different likes and dislikes.

Israeli Food

Empathy

[Item #66182] Students learn about

[Item #66302] The key concept of this lesson

and make delicious Israeli food.

is to have empathy towards others and to want to help people in need in whatever way they can.

The Story of Israel

Upstanders

[Item #66183] Go back in time and

[Item #66303] This lesson looks at our

meet Israel’s founding fathers and mothers.

responsibility to work to stop bad things and to be an Upstander.

Biblical Israel

The Shoah

[Item #66184] Students visit ancient

[Item #66304] This lessons consider the

Israel to find places described in the Bible.

images of Shoah (meaning consumed by fire) to explain the Holocaust.

Ha-Tikvah

Being a Witness

[Item #66185] Students study the

[Item #66305] This lesson highlights Elie

history of and translate part of Israel’s national anthem.

Wiesel and his autobiography Night, as a way to understand being a witness to evil.

Aliyah & The Law of Return

Jan Karski

[Item #66186] Students learn about

[Item #66306] This lesson highlights Jan

immigrants who have made aliyah to Israel.

Karski (24 June 1914 – 13 July 2000), who was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter.

Jerusalem, the Holy City

Genocide

[Item #66187] Students examine

[Item #66307] This lesson considers

Jerusalem’s various names to understand its holiness.

four examples of genocide—Rowanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur—as a way of understanding genocide. 113


Artzeinu: An Israel Encounter Grades: 4-6. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Israel. Key Features—The perfect centerpiece for engaging and experiential learning, featuring an activity-based teacher’s guide to make Israel come alive. Offers the opportunity to encounter the real Israel face-to-face, going beyond basic geography to present the country’s people, history, and culture. Features gorgeous pictures, maps, and authentic texts to portray Israel in all its three-dimensionality.

Artzeinu: An Israel Encounter is not just a travel book, it is an insider’s guide to the people, history, and culture of Israel. Artzeinu is organized geographically, but it goes several steps further by using places in Israel to tell stories, meet Israelis, and grapple with the challenges of Medinat Yisrael. Each chapter presents Israel through historical, Biblical, cultural, and narrative lenses, offering students and teachers the chance to meaningfully engage with the Jewish homeland. And just to be clear: Artzeinu isn’t just a textbook. It’s designed to be the centerpiece of real experiential learning. The teacher’s guide is really a collection of programs and activities, so that teachers can easily bring Israel off the page and into their students’ lives. ARTZEINU: AN ISRAEL ENCOUNTER [ITEM #12410] . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Purchase

  4 FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.50 ARTZEINU TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #12411] . . . . . . . . . . . . $21.95

Artzeinu Posters Adorn walls of your classrooms or school with this set of ten Artzeinu Wall Posters. Each full-color poster represents one of the ten chapters in Artzeinu. Posters are 18”x12”. ARTZEINU POSTERS [ITEM #12412] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.00 Purchase

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The Amazing History of the Jews Chaya Burstein z”l

Grades: 5-7. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Jewish history.

All of Jewish history in a graphic novel! The Amazing History of a Jews offers engaging drawings and a simple (funny) text to make this historical summary both easy and enjoyable. This book both gives you a great overview of Jewish history with all the major names and major events—and it is fun. Purchase

History is hard to teach. Chronology takes maturity. Chaya turns history into an amazing story. Here is everything needed for basic Jewish literacy. Your students start with Adam and Eve, fight with the Maccabees, suffer under Herod, and spend Shabbat with Maimonides. Then the story continues. Got a teacher who wants a challenge? Jewish history is always a challenge. We’ll make a bet with that teacher that the class will be successful, and then enjoy The Amazing History of the Jews to win the bet for you. THE AMAZING HISTORY OF THE JEWS TEXTBOOK  [ITEM #12330] . $18.95   FOUR OR MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.95

History Deck

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This card deck of Jewish personalities, includes a picture on the front and mini-biography on the back. Line them up in historical order, divide them into time periods, add them to your classroom timeline, or seat them at tables for an Israel Bond luncheon. [ITEM #16225] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95

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The History of Israel David Bianco

Grades: 6-Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: History of Israel.

In the process of creating a flexible Jewish history curriculum, David Bianco offers twelve individual lessons on modern Israeli history. These lessons focus on both periods and personalities important to the creation of the Jewish state. The History of Israel is available in a student pack (one of each lesson per student) or as an individual lesson, which contains twelve copies of the student material. Purchase The teacher’s guide is sold separately. HISTORY OF ISRAEL STUDENT PACK  [ITEM #28113] . . . . . . . . $12.95 HISTORY OF ISRAEL TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #28114] . . . . . . .$8.95 BALFOUR DECLARATION  [ITEM #28101] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 DAVID BEN GURION  [ITEM #28102] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 BIRTH OF ISRAEL  [ITEM #28103] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 FIVE ALIYOT  [ITEM #28104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 THEODOR HERZL  [ITEM #28105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 KIBBUTZ  [ITEM #28106] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 RAV KOOK  [ITEM #28107] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 A LAND OF JEWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD  [ITEM #28108] . . $12.95 GOLDA MEIR  [ITEM #28109] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 THE SIX-DAY WAR  [ITEM #28110] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 HENRIETTA SZOLD  [ITEM #28111] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 THE WEST BANK  [ITEM #28112] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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The History of the Holocaust David Bianco & Mira Sussman

Grades: 6-Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: History of the Holocaust.

As part of our flexible Jewish history curriculum, here are nine individual lessons on the Holocaust. These lessons focus on both events and personalities that mark the Holocaust. The History of the Holocaust is available by individual lesson (see lessons below) or in a student pack (one of each lesson per student). The teacher’s guide is sold separately.

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HISTORY OF HOLOCAUST: STUDENT PACK [ITEM #28210] . . . . . . $9.95 HISTORY OF HOLOCAUST: TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #28211] . . . . .$8.95 AUSCHWITZ  [ITEM #28201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 HISTORY OF ANTISEMITISM  [ITEM #28202] . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 HOLOCAUST PROFILES: FRANK, SZENEZ, WIESEL  [ITEM #28103] . $12.95 THE HOLOCAUST AND RELIGIOUS BELIEF  [ITEM #28204] . . . . . $12.95 KRISTALLNACHT  [ITEM #28205] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 RESCUE AND THE RIGHTEOUS  [ITEM #28206] . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 RISE OF HITLER  [ITEM #28207] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 WARSAW GHETTO  [ITEM #28208] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 ZAKHOR: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE  [ITEM #28209] . . . . . . $12.95

Teaching the Holocaust DEBBIE FINDLING AND SIMONE SCHWEBER

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Teaching about the Holocaust is necessarily an act of shaping memory, of forging the consciousness our students have. Teaching the Holocaust is written to help you help your students to define their understandings of this difficult period in our history.

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The Matzav David Benkoff

Grades: 6-Adult. Format: Instant Lessons. Subjects: Israel, Palestinians.

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A series of lessons that looks at the relationship between the Palestinians and Israelis. A great way to teach what’s going on in Israel.

The Matzav [Item #44210] Sets a context for the present relationship

between Israelis and Palestinians.

Disengagement [Item #44211] Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza as a step toward

peace without a partner and challenges for the future.

The Palestinians [Item #44212] Who are the Palestinian people? What do

they want? And how do we make our peace with them?

The Peace Agenda [Item #44213] What will it take to make peace between the

Palestinians and the Israelis? What are the issues?

The Elections [Item #44214] Helps students understand the Israeli electoral

process and the results of the important 2006 election. THE MATZAV  [ITEM #44210] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 DISENGAGEMENT  [ITEM #44211] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 THE PALESTINIANS  [ITEM #44211] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95 THE PEACE PROCESS  [ITEM #44213] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 THE ELECTION  [ITEM #44214] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

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God, Religion, Synagogue & Sacred Community

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BJL: Rosh ha-Shanah & Yom Kippur Mahzor Joel Lurie Grishaver

A Mahzor for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur is the prefect resource for leading Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur services with young children and their families. A modified liturgy of the High Holy Days is mixed with stories and questions. BJL: ROSH HA-SHANAH & YOM KIPPUR  MAHZOR  [ITEM #15420] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95 24+ COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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Shabbat Siddurim For Young People Rachel Anisfeld & Timothy Lytton, Susanna Levin, illustrator

Two siddurim—one for a Friday evening Tot Shabbat; the other for a Saturday morning Tot Shabbat—have short, creative, and traditional texts that allows for a playful yet dignified worship experience. These siddurim are not only inviting, they expand the realm of the possible.

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SHABBAT EVENING SIDDUR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE [ITEM #57619] . . $7.95   24+ COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95 SHABBAT MORNING SIDDUR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE  [ITEM #57620] . . $7.95   24+ COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95

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BJL: Synagogue Grades: 1–2. Format: Eight four-page lessons. Subject: Synagogue.

The eight BJL Synagogue folders introduce the people, places, objects, and events that turn a synagogue into more than just a building.

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Each BJL: Synagogue lesson is a four-page folders and each talks about an aspect of the synagogue—what goes on in the synagogue, who work in the synagogue, what celebrations are held in the synagogue and what is learned in a synagogue. BJL SYNAGOGUE [ITEM #15409] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95 BJL SYNAGOGUE TEACHER’S GUDE [ITEM #15410] . . . . . . . . . $11.95

BJL: God Grades: 3–4. Format: Eight four-page lessons. Subject: God.

The eight BJL God folders translates God into concepts and practices students can embrace. Rooted in stories, BJL God makes God easy to talk about. Rooted in biblical stories, folk tales, and Jewish practices, The God@Home activities invite parents to become partners in the process.

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Lessons included are: God Creates Everything, God is One, God’s Image, Thanking God, Prayer, God Helps with Healing, God Helps Us to Be Good and God Lets Us Start Over. BJL GOD [ITEM #15407] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.95 BJL GOD TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #15408] . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95

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I Have Some Questions About God Rabbis Bradley Shavit Artson, Ed Feinstein, Elyse Frishman, Joshua Hammerman, Jeffrey K. Salkin, and Sybil Sheridan. Edited by Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: 3-4. Format: Textbook. Subjects: God. Key Features—Inquiry-based approach to teaching about God to young children. Stories from six incredible rabbis inform students’ exploration of theological issues. Award-winning illustration and design makes the subject matter approachable and teachable.

Children want to talk about God. They have lots of questions. Parents and teachers are often afraid to talk about God because they have their own questions. This book was written to let teachers and parents feel comfortable having the conversations that their children are seeking. Six wonderful rabbis were invited to write answers, many in the form of stories, to these questions. Exercises were added to expand the process and encourage children to reflect and share, looking at their experiences of God in the world. The end result, with beautiful illustrations by Michelle Noiset, is a collection of wonderful stories and hands-on experiences. I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD  [ITEM #35025] . . . . . . .$11.95 TEACHER’S GUIDE  [ITEM #35026] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95

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Experiencing Sacred Community Gila Gevirtz

Grades: 7-9. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Jewish Community. KeyFeatures—Active and experiential. Key Features—Full-color student textbook experiences, activities and text study. Ten units.

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Here is a subject that you have always wanted to teach. Experiencing Sacred Community not only allows your students to talk about their classroom community but build it and experience it. If there is one experience (other than Israel) we want our students to have it is being part of a caring community. This book artfully helps each class build themselves into a sacred community. Community is not only the subject of this book, it is also the end result of the learning and experiences in this book. While covering topics like friendship, respect, responsibility, social justice, connection, celebration, prayer, peace, and Talmud Torah, the book directs students to build relationships via each of these categories. If the synagogue is going to survive it is going to survive as a community. Help the Jewish future by teaching your students what it means to belong. EXPERIENCING SACRED COMMUNITY  [ITEM #25690] . . . . . . . $15.95 FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

Test of Faith Roberta Louis Goodman

This lesson offers a developmental concept of faith and allows students to evaluate their own beliefs. Purchase

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Apples and Oranges: Judaism and the World’s Religions Rabbi David S. Lieb z”l

Grades: 8–12 • Format: Textbook or Instant Lessons. Subject: Comparative Religion. Key Features—Comparative religion through a Jewish lens. Chapters on major world religions, include a special chapter on responding to Christian missionaries. Available as a full-color textbook or as individual chapter lessons.

Studying comparative religion is a great way to learn about Judaism. Rabbi Lieb’s book clearly explains each of the world’s major religions and shows where Judaism is Purchase similar to and different from them. Included are an overview of “what is a religion”, and things to remember about Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. There is a chapter on how to respond to Christian missionaries. The chapters begin and end in text-based activities that give students insight into each religion and provide the teacher with exciting classroom opportunities. Rabbi Lieb’s delightful narrative makes for easy reading, and the activities invite active discussions. Apples and Oranges is available in book form, or as individual lessons based on the chapters in the book. APPLES AND ORANGES [ITEM #12310] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 APPLES AND ORANGES TEACHER’S GUIDE [ITEM #12311] . . . . . .$11.95 APPLES AND ORANGES INDIVIDUAL LESSONS HOW TO COMPARE RELIGIONS [ITEM #12315] . . . . . . . . . . . SOME IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT JUDAISM  [ITEM #12316] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A REALLY BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY  [ITEM #12317] . . . . COMPARING JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY  [ITEM #12318] . . . . . “HAVE YOU ACCEPTED OUR LORD JESUS?”  [ITEM #12319] . . . . ISLAM  [ITEM #12320] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A COMPARISON OF JUDAISM & ISLAM  [ITEM #12321] . . . . . . . HINDUISM  [ITEM #12322] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BUDDHISM  [ITEM #12323] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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God: Jewish Choices for Struggling with the Ultimate Edited by Josh Mason-Barkin

Grades: 8–12. Format: Textbook. Subject: God.

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Judaism’s approach to the Divine is not a black and white matter. Finding belief is not about answering simple yesor-no questions. God is about asking tough questions, finding that there’s usually more than one “Jewish” answer, and trying to make a choice that fits. That’s why we asked forty rabbinical students, new voices in Jewish thought, and young Jewish educators to answer some big questions about God. They identify as Conservative, Reform, Renewal, Modern Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and non-denominational. They’re traditionalists and iconoclasts, activists and authors. This book is a compendium of their answers. Carefully edited and organized to be a text for the Jewish classroom, God: Jewish Choices for Struggling with the Ultimate is a resource for helping every student clarify and expand his or her own beliefs. GOD: JEWISH CHOICES FOR STRUGGLING WITH THE ULTIMATE [ITEM #17270] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.95

What Does God Do? Rabbi Steven Bayar

Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant Lesson. Subject: God.

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Students are introduced to a rabbinic concept of God and what it means to “imitate” God. [ITEM #66002] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

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Kabbalah Masha Savitz

Grades: 8–12. Format: Instant Lessons. Subject: Kabbalah.

In this set of lessons Masha Savitz guides students through the basic conceptual frameworks behind Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. These lessons are original, interesting, and a great resource for teaching a tough topic. LESSON 1—THE PATH OF KABBALAH  [ITEM #28215] . . . . . . . LESSON 2—MAPPING THE WORLD I  [ITEM #28216] . . . . . . . . LESSON 3—MAPPING THE WORLD II  [ITEM #28217] . . . . . . . LESSON 4—CRACKING THE CODE  [ITEM #28221] . . . . . . . . . LESSON 5—UNIFICATION  [ITEM #28218] . . . . . . . . . . . . . LESSON 6—MEETING THE KABBALISTS  [ITEM #28219] . . . . . . LESSON 7—BE AN ORIGINAL  [ITEM #28220] . . . . . . . . . . .

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After Life, What? Joel Lurie Grishaver

This lesson highlights traditional Jewish views of the afterlife. It is a resource to begin to formulate one’s own opinions. [ITEM #12100] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

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When Will the Messiah Come? Joel Lurie Grishaver

This lesson, in the form of a Talmudic script, centers on the question “Can people’s actions affect the coming of the Messiah?” [ITEM #66015] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95

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Jewish Parenting Parent education becomes one of the important opportunities that should be utilized by every Jewish school. Understanding this need, Torah Aura is creating a series of parent education resources that are designed for schools to either use with or to send home to parents.

Talking About God

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[Item #34150] Jewish Parenting: Talking About God gives parents stories and questions as a way to begin the conversation about God.   TALKING ABOUT GOD [ITEM #34150] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Mensch Making [Item #34151] Jewish Parenting: Mensch Making is an eight-page lesson that offers parents stories, ethical questions and strategies to help their children become the best people they can be.   MENSCH MAKING [ITEM #34151] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Talking About Hanukkah [Item #34152] Jewish Parenting: Talking About Hanukkah gives parents stories and questions, including a discussion about the December dilemma.   TALKING ABOUT HANUKKAH [ITEM #34152] . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Talking About Purim [Item #34153] Jewish Parenting: Talking About Purim is designed to provide the resources and answers to help parents talk to their children and participate in the fun and ritual of Purim.   TALKING ABOUT PURIM [ITEM #34153] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

Talking About Passover [Item #34154] Jewish Parenting: Talking About Passover is designed to provide the resources and answers to help parents talk to their children and participate in the fun and ritual of Purim.   TALKING ABOUT PASSOVER [ITEM #34154] . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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Four Questions on the Weekly Sidrah Dov Peretz Elkins

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Each Four Questions on the Weekly Sidrah parashah includes two pages on Torah portion. There is a verse and a drash on the words or ideas in that verse. Questions help facilitate family conversation. This is a way for families in your congregration to have a wonderful Shabbat experience. FOUR QUESTIONS  [ITEM #23201] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.00

How to Raise Jewish Children...Even When You’re Not Jewish Yourself Rabbi Kerry Olitzky & Paul Golin

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It is hard to run a Jewish household when you have no training. It is even harder when you feel that you don’t belong. The book makes the process of involvement simple. It goes through Jewish holidays and practices, explaining these practices and customs clearly, speaking honestly on issues involved, and providing lots of options. SOFTCOVER  [ITEM #28409] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95

40 Things You Can Do to Save the Jewish People Joel Lurie Grishaver

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40 Things You Can Do to Save the Jewish People is a collection of strategies for parents to create a Jewish life that will extend to their children’s lives. Includes insights, techniques, and ideas on Jewish child rearing, along with a lot of great stories. SOFTCOVER  [ITEM #23202] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16.95 129


L’Shon ha-Kodesh A Beginning Hebrew Book for Adults Debi M. Rowe

Primer. Grades: Adult education. Format: Textbook. Subjects: Hebrew Decoding, Prayer.

L’Shon ha-Kodesh: A Beginning Hebrew Book for Adults is a text designed to teach Hebrew decoding skills to adults. This ten-lesson volume uses an active Jewish Hebrew and siddur vocabulary to give adult learners the tools to be successful Hebrew readers. Students are carefully introduced to the consonants Purchase and vowels of the Hebrew alphabet. The goals include developing the reader’s ability to decode Hebrew as well as grounding learners in the broader use of Hebrew in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition. Along the journey students are introduced to root words as well as siddur words and phrases. L’SHON HA-KODESH  [ITEM #41020] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.95

Stories We Pray Insights into the Inner-Work of Jewish Worship Joel Lurie Grishaver

Every prayer has a story. When the rabbis of the Talmud wanted to explain what a prayer means they told the story of the first time a prayer was said. They would root each prayer in the spiritual history of major Jewish figures. By knowing these stories, we get a sense of what each prayer should mean to us. Stories We Pray presents an introduction to almost every prayer in the siddur and stories that root the prayer in the heart. STORIES WE PRAY [ITEM #57199] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95

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Talmud With Training Wheels Joel Lurie Grishaver

Grades: Adult education. Format: Textbooks. Subjects: Talmud.

An Absolute Beginners’ Guide

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Learn about the history, topography, context, and process of Talmud. This approach to Talmud allows new learners to enter and learn the language of Talmud. AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE (SOFTCOVER)  [ITEM #61030] . . $11.95

Courtyards and Classrooms Bava Batra 20b–22a. This Talmudic dialogue weaves together two themes: The history of Jewish education and the ethical limits placed on fair competition in business. Purchase

COURTYARDS AND CLASSROOMS (HARDCOVER)  [ITEM #61031] . . $14.95 FOUR OR MORE COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.95

Meet the Evil Urge

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Sukkah 51b-53b. This discussion starts with a tour of the Temple during the Sukkot celebrations and continues with a discussion of the Yetzer ha-Ra. This volume discusses how Judaism understands temptation. MEET THE EVIL URGE (SOFTCOVER)  [ITEM #61032] . . . . . . . . $11.95

Ona’at Dibbur—The Power of Shame

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Bava Metzia 58b-59b. This Sugia sits in the middle of a series of passages about monetary fraud. The Talmud pauses to talk about how words (and actions) have the power to shame. Here are the foundational texts for discussions of Shmirat ha-Lashon, the ethics of speech. ONA’AT DIBBUR (SOFTCOVER)  [ITEM #61033] . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 131


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5778 Jewish Classroom Planner Idie Benjamin, Laurie Bellet and Carol Oseran Starin

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A classroom planner designed for the 5778 school year. This planner has a full-year calendar (August 2017–June 2018), lesson planner, and roll book. Includes ideas for teaching. SOFTCOVER [ITEM #34110] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.20

Active Jewish Learning Shoshana Silberman, Ed.D. and Mel Silberman, Ph.D.

Here are activities and strategies designed to enliven learning, deepen understanding, and promote retention. Purchase

SOFTCOVER [ITEM #12402] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.95

The Classroom Guide to the Jewish Holidays Carol Oseran Starin, Bonnie Morris, Jane Golub & Joel Lurie Grishaver

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The Classroom Guide to the Jewish Holidays is a collection of experiences and resources, crafts projects and activities, recipes and songs. It is the perfect resource for teaching Jewish holidays—no matter what text you are using in class. SOFTCOVER [ITEM #17275] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

Experience & Jewish Education edited by David Bryfman

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John Dewey created the foundations of Experiential Education. Now, David Bryfman has edited Experience & Jewish Education and founded the field of Jewish Experiential Education. This collection of articles look at various ares of experiential Jewish education?. EXPERIENCE & JEWISH EDUCATION  [ITEM #23002] . . . . . . . $29.95

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Let Me Count the Ways Vol. 1 Carol Starin

Let Me Count the Ways offers thousands of ideas for classroom management, holiday celebrations, lesson planning, and more. SOFTCOVER [ITEM #41101] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95

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Let Me Count the Ways Vol. 2 Carol Starin

Let Me Count the Ways Volume 2 offers more of what was successful in Volume 1 by offering ideas on a variety of subjects including classroom management, working with parents, and more.

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SOFTCOVER [ITEM #41108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95

The Madrikhim Handbook Rabbi Sam Joseph

This handbook is a core resource for a year-long training program. Included are insights into child development, management strategies, and the dynamics of the school and the classroom.

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SOFTCOVER [ITEM #44001] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.95

Managing the Jewish Classroom Seymour Rossel

The perfect book for teachers who want to become master teachers. Included are techniques for classroom management, communication, relevancy, and more. Includes new material. SOFTCOVER [ITEM #44203] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95

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Morah, Morah, Teach Me Torah Nechama Retting and Tobey Greenberg

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Bring the weekly Torah portion alive for pre-school students with this exciting resource. Use it to teach young children (and their families!) about each of the parashiyot through the use of drama, stories, music, crafts, science, math, language, and cooking. SOFTCOVER  [ITEM #54380] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95

Stories We Pray INSIGHTS INTO THE INNER-WORK OF JEWISH WORSHIP Joel Lurie Grishaver

Every prayer has a story. When the rabbis of the Talmud wanted to explain what a prayer means they told the story of the first time a prayer was said. They would root each prayer in the spiritual history of major Jewish figures. By knowing these stories, we get a sense of what each prayer should mean to us. Stories We Pray presents an introduction to almost every prayer in the siddur and stories that root the prayer in the heart.

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STORIES WE PRAY [ITEM #57200] . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.95

Teaching Jewishly Joel Lurie Grishaver

Using Jewish sources, Teaching Jewishly looks at how one creates a classroom based on respect and dignity that facilitates growth, esteem, and community. SOFTCOVER [ITEM #31013] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 Purchase

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Teaching the Holocaust Debbie Findling and Simone Schweber

Teaching about the Holocaust is necessarily an act of shaping memory, of forging the consciousness our students have. Teaching the Holocaust is written to help you help your students to define their understandings of this difficult period in our history. TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST  [ITEM #57616] . . . . . . . . . . . $39.95

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V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All Edited by Sara Rubinow Simon, et. al

V’khol Banayikh is a resource guide for special needs education in the Jewish school and community. It features program models, professional development, and a host of resources. V’KHOL BANAYIKH [ITEM #62999] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59.95  3 + COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.00

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What We Now Know About Jewish Education Edited by Roberta Louis Goodman, Paul A. Flexner and Linda Dale Bloomberg

What We Now Know About Jewish Education provides professional and lay leaders with a tool to advance the quality of Jewish education in any venue where Jews are learning formally and informally. WHAT WE NOW KNOW ABOUT JEWISH EDUCATION  [ITEM #69010] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59.95  3 + COPIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.00

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a. Metal Graggers [#80731] . . . . (each) $.75 b. Plastic Toy Shofar [#80107] . . (each) $1.60 c. One-sided Simhat Torah Flags. [#80790] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.25 d. 1½” Wooden Dreidles—25 per package. [#61263] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.50 e. My Little Dishes® Kiddush Cup  [#80637] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95 f. Passover Bag of Frogs [#80746] . . . $4.25 g. Passover “Four Questions” Placemat [#51157] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.75

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h. Beeswax Shabbat Candle Set  [#61377] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Makes three sets of 8” Shabbat candles or six sets of 4” Shabbat candles.

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f. Tzedakah Box—2” x 3”   [#10839] . . . $1.10 g. Tzedakah Box—3” x 5½”   [#80101] . . $1.55

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Tallit Kits We offer a variety of fabrics in our tallitot. Choose either the 58% Tencel/42% Rayon fabric in white or cream, or Habotai silk in white or Noil silk in natural. All tallit kits are the perfect canvas for fabric markers, paints or appropriate dyes. We offer two sizes of tallitot—25” x 72” or 40” x 70”. The 25” x 72” tallit is available either with or without an attached atarah; the 40” x 70” tallitot are only available with the attached atarah. One set of wool tzitzit is included with each tallit, as well as a practice swatch of fabric. We recommend that you call for availability. TALLITOT 25” X 72”—WHITE [#61300] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.95 25” X 72” WITH ATARAH—WHITE [#61301] . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.95 25” X 72”—CREAM [#61304] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.95 25” X 72” WITH ATARAH—CREAM [#61305] . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.95 40” X 70” WITH ATARAH—WHITE [#61310] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41.95 40” X 70” WITH ATARAH—CREAM [#61311] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41.95 TALLIT CASE—WHITE [#61302] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.99 TALLIT CASE—CREAM [#61306] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8.99 TALLIT KIT EXTRAS— WOOL TZITZIT [#61381] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.95 TZITZIT PRACTICE CARDS SET OF 4 (NOT PART OF THE TALLIT KIT) [#61308]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.75 TALLIT COPY PACK (FOR TRACING)  [#61309] . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 SARAL WAX FREE TRANSFER YELLOW [#80811] . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 SARAL WAX FREE TRANSFER BLUE [#80812] . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 140

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Wimpels & Hallah Covers Make hallah covers or wimpels with your classes. The fabric works well with fabric markers, fabric paints, sequins or other embellishments. Purchase

WIMPEL—WHITE—51½” X 13¾ [#61370] . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 HALLAH COVER—17½” X 19” HALLAH COVER—WHITE—17½” X 19” [#61307] . . . . . . . . .$6.25 HALLAH COVER & WIMPEL COPY PAKS (PATTERNS AND BLESSINGS FOR TRACING) HALLAH COPY PACK [ITEM #61383 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 WIMPEL COPY PACK  [#61382] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

Synagogue Kippot These kippot are white polyester and come in a package of twelve. Perfect for restocking your supplies or decorated by students to make their own kippot. SYNAGOGUE KIPPOT (PER DOZEN)  [#80810] . . $6.50 Purchase

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Siddur Covers Our siddur covers are made from a cotton– poly blend. All Siddur covers are available in royal blue and light blue. If you do not see a cover to fit your Siddur, then call for custom orders. Purchase

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MISHKIN T’FILLAH FOR YOUTH   BLUE [#16048] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00   LIGHT BLUE [#16049] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00

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SUNCATCHERS Paint a stained glass ornament and hang it in your window. These beautiful suncatchers will brighten any home or classroom. Suncatchers are sold individually. Paint is not included.

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My Soft Seder Set™ in Reusable Pouch Seder Plate), contains seder symbols in a plush reusable pouch.

b. Plush Hallah Set  [#80854] . . . . $10.50 Two soft plush hallahs, about 7”, complete with a velvet challah cover. Great play value for toddlers! Packed in poly box. Purchase

c. My Soft Menorah Set  [#80701] . . $14.99

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The 14-piece set includes plush menorah, 9 candles, gelt puch with two coins and dreidle, all in a vinyl carrying case.

d. My Soft Seder Set Deluxe  [#80702] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.99

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The 11-piece set includes seder plate and seder items, kiddush cup, three matzot all in a vinyl carrying case.

e. My Soft Rosh ha-Shanah Set [#80117] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26.99 The set includes two candles, a kiddush cup, two hallot, an apple, honey and a shofar.

f. My Soft Shabbat Set  [#80113] . . $21.99

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The set includes seven plush pieces—two candles, kiddush cup, two hallot and cover and a wine bottle.


a. Wood Rosh ha-Shanah Set  [#80124] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95

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b. Wood Children’s Hanukkiyah [#80123] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.99

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c. Wood Hanukkah Set [#80110] . . $34.95 The set includes a hanukkiyah, dreidel, six coins, two potato latkes, spatula, pan and storage bag.

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d. Wood Shabbat Set [#80111] . . . $34.95 This set includes candlesticks, a hallah board, cover, kiddush cup, knife, two pre-sliced hallot.

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e. Wood Tzedakah Box  [#80129] . . $15.95 Our colorful Tzedakah Box is a perfect way to teach young children about giving tzedakah.

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f. Wood Passover Seder Set  [#80108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34.95 The Passover Seder set includes seder plate, kiddush cup, two pieces of matzah, bottle of wine, prayerbook, afikomen and covers for the matzah and afikomen.

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g. Jewish Wood Holiday Puzzle Set [#80696] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32.95

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Four Holiday Puzzles. Each puzzle is 12½” x  8”.

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a. My Very Own 7” Tiny Torah  [#80553] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.25 b. My Very Own 16” Torah   [#80102] . . $9.50 c. Plush 8” Dreidle   [#80142] . . . . . . $6.50

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d. Plush 10” Shofar   [#80143] . . . . . $4.50 e. Plush 10” Mezuzah—Blue  [#80144] . $6.50 f. Plush 10” Mezuzah—Pink  [#20843] . $6.50 honey and a shofar.

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g. Passover Foam Activity Kit  [#80730] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00 This kit includes 28 Passover foam shapes, sequins, glitter, glue, magnetic strip and instructions. One per child.

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h. Wood Seder Plate Puzzle [#80707] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00

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This Seder Plate Puzzle will help young children learn about the foods on the seder plate. 7 pieces, 9 inch diameter.

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a. Magical Mitzvah Park  [#80184] . . . $13.50

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Move around the board doing mitzvot. Ages 4–8/

b. Jewish Picture Dominoes  [#80554] . $9.25

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This game introduces pre-school children to numbers, patterns and Jewish themes.

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c. Match the Mitzvah  [#80601] . . $10.50 An tool for building memory of Jewish symbols. Ages 3 up.

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d. Red Dreidel, Blue Dreidel   [#80135] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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A color match lotto game for Jewish children. For ages 2-7, 2-4 players.

e. Passover Seder Match Game   [#54104] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

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24 matching pieces. Cards measure 2.5” x 2.5”.

f. Einayim Game  [#80856] . . . . . . $12.90 Jewish-themed card game used round card packed in a tin. Ages 6+.

g. Kosherland  [#80855] . . . . . . . . $14.90 Move along a path based on a spinner. Land on certain squares and take actions specified based on the laws of eating. Ages 4–7.

h. Mitzvah Match  [#80183] . . . . . . $12.99

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a. Jewish Holiday Floor Puzzle [#80861] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.50

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An excellent way to review and celebrate. Puzzle is 9½" x 8¾". For ages 3+.

b. Jewish Holiday Dominoes [#80559] . $7.95 Two games in one! Match the Jewish Holiday pictures and play regular dominoes, too! Ages 5–8.

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c. Jewish Holiday Domino Game [#80182] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95 An excellent way to review and celebrate. Ages 3+.

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d. Eighteen One-Minute Jewish Games   [#80555] . . . . . . . . . . $2.40

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18 delightful games played in one minute. Ages 8 and up.

e. Sequence—Jewish Edition [#57022] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.90 Players match a picture on a card to one on the gameboard, then place a chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game!

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f. Taboo, Jewish Edition   [#80139] . . $32.95 Taboo is a word guessing party game. The object of the game is for a player to have his/her partner(s) guess the word on his/her card without using the word itself.

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a. The Year of Jewish Holidays Coloring Book  [#17210] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95

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b. Placemat— Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur  [#17207] . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.00 c. The Story of Chanukkah Coloring Book  [#17203] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95 Purchase d. Placemat—Chanukkah Facts & Fun  [#17215] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.00 e. My Book of the Passover Seder  Coloring Book  [#17205] . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.95

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f. Placemat—Passover Scenes and Songs  [#17206] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00

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g. Seder Plate Round Puzzle  [#47006] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 h Hanukkah Innerpix Puzzle Purchase [#54106] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.25

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i. Placemat—Bible Stories from Genesis  [#17201]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00

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Stickers Each sheet has 24 stickers on a 5½”x8½” page.

JEWISH HOLIDAY AND SYMBOL STICKERS a. Shanah Tovah  [Item #28023] . . . . . . $.79 b. Sukkot & Simhat Torah  [Item #28024] . . $.79 c. Hanukkah  [Item #28025] . . . . . . . . . $.79

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d. Tu B’Shvat  [Item #28029] . . . . . . . . . $.79 e. Purim  [Item #28026] . . . . . . . . . . . $.79 f. Passover  [Item #28027] . . . . . . . . . $.79 g. Israel/Yom ha-Atzma’ut  [Item #28028] . $.79 h. Shabbat  [Item #28030] . . . . . . . . . . $.79 i. Havdalah  [Item #28031] . . . . . . . . . $.79 j. Shavuot  [Item #28032] . . . . . . . . . . $.79 k. Jewish Stars [Item #61261] . . . . . . . . $.79 l. Torah  [Item #80550] . . . . . . . . . . . $.79 m. Hebrew Letters  [#61260] . . . . . . . . . $.79 n. Today I Learned the Letter [Item #28033] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.79 o Happy Animals Achievement  [#28020] . . $.79 p. Cool Dogs Achievement  [Item #28021] . . $.79

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Hebrew Games a. Aleph-Bet Lotto [#80189] . . . . $10.90 Match the alef-bet cards to your lotto board to win. Ages 3-7.

b. Alef-Bet Bingo Two Games in One [#80105] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50

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Two bingo games in one box. For twelve plages ages 3+.

c. Aleph-Bet Adventure Board Game [#61254] . . . . . . . . . . . $13.50 An Alef-Bet game for children ages 3 and up. Pick an adventure card and zip to the letter you’ve drawn.

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d. Aleph Bais Train Puzzle  [#80857] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50

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A 23-piece puzzle that assembles into an S-shaped train with each car containing on letter of the Alef-bet . Ages 4+.

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e. Aleph Bet Look & See Puzzle [#61255] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.00 Colorful wooden letters lift out of cutouts in wooden board, revealing pictures. Ages 3- 6 yrs. Purchase

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f. Aleph-Bet Puzzle Stix  [#80817] . . . $14.95 A play mat and a sack of nine colorful wooden pieces that can be positioned to form alef-bet letters. Instructions included. Ages 3-8.

g. Alef-Bet Floor Puzzle  [#61252] . . $9.25

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This colorful 24” x 18” puzzle features the letters of the Alef-Bet and words that begin with each letter. A great way to teach Shin and shofar, Het and hallah, and Kaf and Kallah (bride).


Hebrew tools a. Twenty-two Piece Wood Alef-Bet Puzzle [#80190] . . . . . . . . . . . $8.99 This puzzle animates the Hebrew alphabet with colorful creatures kids will love. Ages 3 and up.

b. Alef-Bet Magnets   [#80191] . . . . $6.99 27 foam magnets for a complete Hebrew alphabet. Ages 3 and up.

c. Alef-Bet Foam Shapes in a Tub [#80114] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.50 These 1” wide letters and Jewish stars are self-sticking and are ready for all types of projects.

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d. Alef-Bet Cookie Cutters in a Tub  [#80115] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 A complete set of plastic Alef-Bet cookie cutters (including final letters). Make an edible alphabet or colorful clay letters.

e. Alef-Bet Magnetic Board  [#80118] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95

Forty Alef-Bet magnetic letters and board allow students to review letter shapes, words or roots. Each letter is 1” tall.

f. Alef-Bet Plush Ball 6”  [#80103] . . $5.50

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A colorful plush ball with Hebrew letters on it.

g. Water Fun Alef-Bet Cards  [#80858] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Exciting Alef-Bet flashcards and a reusable paint-with-water activity in one. When the card dries, it turns white again.

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a. Alef-Bet Chocolate Mold  [#80859] . $3.25

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The Alef-Bet tastes great when it is made out of chocolate. Children will love playing and eating their food.

b. Make Your Own Alef-Bet Bracelet [#80739] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.25 The kit includes 40 alef-bet beads, 36 colored beads and elastic thread per child.

c. Aleph-Bet Fun Bead Set  [#80853] . $12.50

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Plastic case contains over 400 beads (about 100 are Alef-bet letters). Includes 2 yards of elastic cord.

d. Aleph-Bet Glitter Beads  [#80860] . . $6.50

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160 colorful Alef-Bet beads.

STICKERS 5½” x 8½” sheet of stickers with 24 stickers per sheet—four of each shown design.

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e. Hebrew Letters  [#61260] . . . . . . . $.79 f. Today I Learned the Letter Sticker #28033] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.79 g. Cool Dogs  [Item #28021] . . . . . . . $.79 h. Happy Animals  [#28020] . . . . . . . $.79

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Sing the Alef-Bet Poster How many times have your teachers asked you for a wall chart to use when they sing Debbie Friedman’s Alef-Bet Song? The Sing the Alef-Bet Poster is the perfect solution. The full-color 20” x 30” poster has all the initial consonants and their alternate versions just as Debbie Friedman z”l wrote it. SING THE ALEF-BET POSTERS  [ITEM #12230] . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 Purchase

Alef-Bet Wall Poster

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The Alef-Bet Wall Posters are designed to not only be an attactive Alef-Bet poster, but to build connection between typeset Hebrew letters and handwritten block or script letters. Each fullcolor poster is 20” x 30” and is available with typeset Hebrew letters and either print or script handwritten characters.

ALEF-BET POSTER—PRINT  [ITEM #12231] . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 ALEF-BET POSTER—SCRIPT  [ITEM #12232] . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95

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Torah Aura Alef-Bet Letter Flashcards These 5½” x 8½” letter flashcards have letters and vowels on the front side and the sound of the letter or vowel on the back.

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TORAH AURA LETTER FLASHCARDS  [#51012] . . . . . . . . . . . $6.50

Aleph-Bet Wheels Each Hebrew letter has a wheel with the vowels. Turn it from Tav with a Hirik to Tav with a Segol.

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  ALEF-BET WHEELS  [#61257] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95

Alef-Bet Long-Wall Letter Chart These Alef-Bet Letter Charts are both educational and an attractive way to decorate your Hebrew classrooms. One poster has typeset characters on top and script characters on the bottom, the other has typeset characters on top and print characters on the bottom. The charts measure 8' wide by 12" high. It is available on non-stick paper. ALEF-BET LONG WALL LETTER CHART PRINT  [#44112] . . . . . . $22.95 ALEF-BET LONG WALL LETTER CHART SCRIPT  [#44113] . . . . . $22.95

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J.E.T. Aleph-Bet Flash Cards These 3¼” x 4¾” Alef-Bet flashcards (consonants and vowels) have Hebrew letters on one side, transliteration on the back. Purchase

J.E.T. ALEF-BET FLASH CARDS   [#61256] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50

Jumbo Aleph Bet Flashcards NEW Learn the Alef Bet with these jumbo size flashcards.

Guides to pronunciation of the letter on the back of each card. Cards are 8½”x11”.     JUMBO ALEF-BET FLASHCARDS  [#61264] . . . . . . . . . $14.50

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Alef-Bet Desk Chart

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Alef-Bet strips that can be affixed to the desktop of each student and allow students to have visual proximity to an Alef-Bet chart. Three Alef-Bet desktop charts are available (print, script and typeset letters) with sofit letters printed in grey. The charts are 16” wide by 1.5” tall and are printed on vinyl with removable adhesive backs. DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS PRINT [#19521] . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.85 DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS SCRIPT [#19522] . . . . . . . . . . . $1.85 DESKTOP ALEF-BET CHARTS TYPESET [#19520] . . . . . . . . . $1.85 157


Giant Prayer Posters

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These giant prayer posters highlight key prayers and brakhot. Use them to teach the prayer, highlight the text, add in English, roots, icons and more. Posters are are either 72" x 36" or 90" x 36". Hanukkah Brakhot  [#80161] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Shabbat Brakhot  [#80162] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Shalom Aleikhem  [#80163] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 L’kha Dodi (first and last verse)  [#80164] . . . . . $36.95 Barekhu  [#80165] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 Shema v’Ahavta  [#80166] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Mi Khamokha  [#80167] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 V’Shamru  [#80168] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Avot  [#80169] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Avot v’Imahot  [#80170] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 G’vurot—Traditional  [#80171] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 G’vurot—Reform  [#80172] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 L’Dor va-Dor  [#80173] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Ein Kamokha  [#80174] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Va’Yehi B’nsoa ha-Aron  [#80175] . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Taking the Torah Out  [#80176] . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Torah Brakhot  [#80177] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36.95 Returning the Torah to the Ark  [#80178] . . . . . .$36.95 Aleinu  [#80179] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Ein K’Eloheinu  [#80180] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36.95 Four Questions  [#44107] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.95 Shabbat Kiddush  [#44108] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.95 158


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Prayer Poster Sets Five sets of full-color 12" x 18" posters highlight key prayers and brakhot. Reinforce class learning or decorate hallways with these beautiful posters. Shema & Blessings  [ITEM #56361] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Amidah  [ITEM #56362] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Torah & Concluding  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Shabbat & Brakhot  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95 Birkhot ha-Shahar  [ITEM #56363] . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.95

Mahberet Sheli Grades: 3–7. Format: Writing Book.

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A perfect mahberet for writing, dictionary entries and compositions in Hebrew or English. Includes an alphabet chart and thirty-two lined pages. MAHBERET SHELI  [ITEM #16801] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.99

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Grades: 3–7. Subject: Practice Writing Book.

Mahir Likhtov offers you a chance to teach, review, or practice Hebrew writing skills with your students. Both workbooks teach all initial and sofit consonants, as well as vowels. These workbooks come in print or script. PRINT [ITEM #44110] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00 SCRIPT [ITEM #44111] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00 159


Israel Maps Whether you want it small or grande, these full-color maps of Israel are the perfect asset for teaching Israel, decorating the walls or flying to Israel on a giant map. The posters come in English or Hebrew and are available in four sizes on photo paper or on tear-resistant plastic. ENGLISH SMALL (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31150] . . . . . . . . . $2.95 ENGLISH MEDIUM (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31151] . . . . . . . . $18.95 ENGLISH MEDIUM (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31152] . . . . . . $22.95 ENGLISH LARGE (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31153] . . . . . . . . $33.95 ENGLISH LARGE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31154] . . . . . . . $37.95 ENGLISH GRANDE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31155] . . . . . . $58.00 HEBREW SMALL (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31156] . . . . . . . . . $2.95 HEBREW MEDIUM (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31157] . . . . . . . . $18.95 HEBREW MEDIUM (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31158] . . . . . . $22.95 HEBREW LARGE (PHOTO PAPER)  [#31159] . . . . . . . . $33.95 HEBREW LARGE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31160] . . . . . . . $37.95 HEBREW GRANDE (TEAR-RESISTANT)  [#31161] . . . . . . $58.00

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Blank Student Map of Israel An 8½” x 11” desk map of Israel allows your students to create and personalize their own Israel map. BLANK STUDENT MAP OF ISRAEL   [#31163] . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.95

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Topographical Map of Israel This topographical map of Israel is 36” x 96”and is printed on vinyl canvas. Roll it out on the floor and have your students fill in the cities and sites as you study the land of Israel. TOPOGRAPHICAL ISRAEL MAP  [#31162] . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00 Purchase

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Ordering from Torah Aura Productions DIRECTIONS FOR ORDERING You may place your order via telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail. We are available by telephone Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST). Credit is issued to institutions only. MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express or prepayments are accepted for non-institutional accounts. All orders shipped to institutions or individuals in California are subject to, and will be charged, the applicable sales tax. A $5.00 miscellaneous service charge will be added to all orders under $50.00 that are billed. You can avoid this charge by prepaying your order.

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Torah Aura Catalog 2016-2017  

Torah Aura Productions full catalog for the year 2016 and 2017

Torah Aura Catalog 2016-2017  

Torah Aura Productions full catalog for the year 2016 and 2017