29 November Curricula

29 November Curricula

Invite our Shinshinim (Israeli Emissaries) to teach a lesson about Israel. Learn more about our shinshinim, here.

Partake in the Israel Puzzle Project. Learn more about the project, here.

Resources available from the Israel and Overseas Director's Office:

Please contact Amalia Phillips to borrow any of the materials listed below.


Communicating Effectively About Israel: Presentation by Zeev Ben-Shachar of Jerusalem U

Videos part of this presentation:
Imperial History of the Middle East
Freedom for Palestine
Jerusalem U's "Plight of the Palestinian Refugees"
Media 101: Full film

Imagine Israel Podcast
Federation’s Imagine Israel Podcast directly connects you to a modern, relatable Israel in real-time through stories from innovative Israeli influencers leading social change in Israel. With every episode, the show’s host, Robbie Gringras, Creative Director of Makom, facilitates thought-provoking dialogues with Israeli activists whose life, work and passions intersect in a unique way that impacts Israeli society.

Jewish National Fund's premier podcast where we’ll be sharing with you stories of interesting people doing fascinating work all over Israel.


Israel @ 60 Programs with Melitz Centers for Jewish-Zionist Education. Ready to run programs for: PreSchool, Elementary, Middle and High School Aged Children, Family Programming, College Students, Adults, Women's Groups, and Educators.

Israel and the Palestinians, Can Israel Survive as a Jewish and a Democratic State? A resource unit for High School students from the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston.

Step Up for Israel, High School Mini-Course from Jerusalem Online U. "Inspire your students to Step Up for Israel. Take them on an exciting journey of discovery as they experience Israel's history, culture, politics, and passion as never before." Includes 2 DVDs.

Teaching Israel: A People Builds Its Land. A unit for 6th grade.

The ARTSY Seminar on Israeli Cutlre & Jewish Life from JEXNET, The Network for Experiential Jewish Youth Education. From Capital Camps Waynesboro, PA Oct. 29-Nov 1, 2006 in partnernship with Jewish Agency for Israel, UJA Federation of New York, and Ma-Kom Israel Engagement Network.


Advocating for Israel: History, Tools And Tips by the Baltimore Jewish Council and The Associated.

A Journey with Herzl: In Pursuit of the Zionist Vision. Educational kit by the Department for Zionist Activities of the World Zionist Organization in conjuction with Melitz and in cooperation with the American Zionist Movement.

A Teacher's Guide to Israel: Covenant People, Covenant Land by Russell H. Herman

Belonging to Israel-Yesterday and Today, Teacher's Guide. A curriculum for Israel Engagement written by Belrose Maram in collaboration with Gila Ansell Brauner.

Bridges to Zion: The People of Maryland and the Land of Israel, a Teacher's Resource Guide by The Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Changes: A Curricular Guideline to Accompany the Exhibition "Changes" (And More...). Grades K-11.

Common Destiny: Deepening our Connection with Israel compiled by Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein and Hazzan Mitchell Kowitz.

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? Lesson plan for ages 16 and up from Melitz.

Eyes on Israel Media Curriculum. Lesson plans, student handouts, teacher's aides for grades 7-12 by Camera (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).

Exodus 1947: The Ship that Launched a Nation from the Council on Jewish Education Services.

From Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East by The Jewish Children's Learning Lab.

From Vision to Reality: Day by Day, Israel Curricular Guideline written by Hannah Rothschild and Esti Moskovitz-Kalman.

Highlights of Zionist History. 1897-1997 100th Anniversary of the World Zionist Organization. 2 Pamphlets.

Israel 101 ON: Israel (Palestine) Before Zionism by the Baltimore Jewish Council.

Israel Action Network: Tips for Countering the Deligitimization of Israel by The Jewish Federations of North America and the Israel Action Network in partnership with JCPA.

Israel and Hebrew Language: A Nation's Choice by the Center for Israel Education.

Israel Curriculum Guide Prepared for the Synagogue Council Program prepared by Rena Rotenberg. For Teaching Israel to Young Children.

Israel Curriculum Teacher's Guideline written by Dr. Eyal Bor and Esti Moskovitz-Kalman.

Israel in Text by the Center for Jewish Education.

Israel: Land of the People from Lifetime Learning Systems. For High School students.

Israel: My Place in the Prism, Student Guide. For 7th-8th grades.

Israel's National Security and Civil Liberties by the Center for Israel Education.

Israel: Unit for Fourth-Sixth Grade
. Developed by Susan Rotenberg.

LOLLI: Love Our Land: Learning for Israel, Israel Study Guide and Information Packet.

Responding to Antisemitism-Instructions. Lesson plan from Melitz.

Rise and Walk The Land, Teacher's Guide. A curriculum for Israel Engagement written by Belrose Maram in collaboration with Gila Ansell Brauner.

Study Questions and Resources Packet on Archaeology, Culture, History, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jerusalem, Land, and Spirtuality.

Terrorism: A Discussion Guide prepared by Michael Myers

The Israel Contest. A Curriculum for Israel Engagement written by Belrose Maram in collaboration with Gila Ansell Brauner.

The Ongoing Effect: Suggested Ideas and Ways You Can Help Israel, excerpted from www.aish.com.

The Pursuit of Peace by Moshe Sokolow

The Women's Movement in Israel by Rochelle Furstenberg

Toward A Better World, Student Workbook. A curriculum for Israel Engagement written by Belrose Maram in collaboration with Gila Ansell Brauner.

ViZIONary of the Jewish State: Inside Herzl's Head. An exploratory activity in pursuit of the Zionist idea by Department for Zionist Activities and World Zionist Organization.

Whither Zionism? The Challenge of the Second 100 Years. By the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education and the Department of Jewish Education, Jewish National Fund of America.

Additional Materials:

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti (Young Adult book).

Declaration of Independence of Israel

Excerpts from the Proclamation of the State of Israel with questions. One page.

HaTikvah in Hebrew

Israel Emblem

Israel Flags

Jerusalem. Elementary activity booklet.

The Jerusalem Report: Opening The Gates, Celebrating 25 Years since the Exodus of Soviet Jewry by the UJA Federation of New York.

Theodore Herzl's Diaries as a Bildungsroman by Shlomo Avineri

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. www.associated.org