IsraelLINK Resource Corner is here for parents and educators who seek to empower the next generation with Jewish knowledge and values. In these critical times, we must equip our youth to maintain their authentic Jewish identity amid adversaries. Education is essential, especially when children encounter misinformation about Israel. IsraelLINK provides age-appropriate tools, supporting parents and educators to ensure the next generation stands proudly as Jews, ready to shape a brighter future.
Toolkit for Parents & Educators
As we face this critical moment in our history, it's essential to recognize our ability to shape the future despite adversarial intentions. By imparting foundational Jewish knowledge to our youth, we empower them to maintain a strong and authentic Jewish identity, rooted in resilience and purpose. Our role is to ensure they proudly stand as Jews. Click here.
The Journey of Strength:
Chanukah and Jewish Perseverance
Examine the theme of Jewish resilience through prayers in times of challenge, with a special focus on Chanukah. Utilizing specific texts, students will delve into the exploration of our faith in partnership with God to acquire strength and endurance. Click here.
Bring Them Home:
The Power of Pidyon Shvuyim (Rescuing Captives)
Students will gain a profound comprehension of the Jewish principle of Pidyon Shvuyim (rescuing captives) and its importance. They will also develop a sense of hope for the safe return of Israeli hostages in Gaza while simultaneously cultivating an appreciation for acts of courage. Click here.
Jewish Resilience in Difficult Times
This lesson explores the history of the Jewish people through the themes of unity and resilience. Students discuss current events, consider one-word descriptions of Jewish history and identity, and learn about examples of heroism and unity in Israel.
Click here for the lesson plan.
Click here for the presentation.
We have also created a version of this lesson to be uses for four mini-lessons. Click here.
Resilience in the Face of Adversity
The slide deck highlights resilience in the face of adversity and the importance of unity in preserving Jewish identity and values, encouraging students to be positive influences within their communities.
Template: Letter to teachers/admin
Use this template to write a letter to your child's public school teacher or principal to ensure they are informed about the current situation between Israel and Gaza and are providing appropriate resources for students.
Participate in Religious Rituals
Participate as a family in religious rituals, such as prayers for peace and security, which can provide solace and a sense of connection to their faith. Below you will find the prayers for The State of Israel, The IDF, Those Being Held in Captivity, and for Healing.
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IsraelLINK Webinar (Recording)
We provide training for teachers and parents, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and action items to address the ongoing events in Israel and Gaza in the classroom and at home. We emphasized context, bias awareness, and incorporating Jewish values into education amid challenging circumstances. Click here.