Where do modern Jewish literature and culture fit in your classroom?

Like all great books, the most powerful works of modern Jewish literature are windows into the experiences of others and mirrors that help us reflect on ourselves. This site is designed to support teachers who want to share this rich material with their students.

Want to freshen up your lessons on the upcoming Jewish holidays? Want to learn something new about the holidays yourself? These three resource kits, all created by Yiddish scholar and translator Jessica Kirzane, provide new lenses for looking at holiday traditions, prayers, and symbols. Through poems, stories, film clips, artifacts, songs, and more, these kits provide historical context and show how artists, writers, and thinkers have grappled with the meaning of holiday traditions in Jewish life. Check out these and other holiday resource kits.




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