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Early Childhood Education

Got Shabbat - Insights into the Torah portion to help you lead a discussion of each parashah in your home or classroom.

Holiday Happenings - Guides to help enrich your celebration of all the Jewish and many national holidays, including lessons, crafts and recipes.

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Adolescents

V'shinantam 5769 - Each focused on adolescents and applications for Jewish educational and youth settings.

Sacred Choices - a curriculum on adolescent relationships and sexual ethics.

iTorah - created for youth, sends an e-mail each Sunday focused on Israel, Jewish Living, Social Action and God and Prayer.

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Special Needs

Torah at the Center - Special education issue.

Eight Techniques for Helping Students Succeed - Part of the CHAI curriculum, includes tips for modifying your class to meet the special needs of your students and enabling all to succeed.

The Lehiyot Program - Strategies for special needs inclusion in the congregational setting.

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Publications
Torah at the Center - Journal for Jewish educators with articles by scholars and practitioners.

V'shinantam: Teacher's Newsletter - Guidance, ideas and resources for the classroom.

URJ Books and Music - Browse publications by category, author or keyword.

Reform Judaism magazine - Articles from current and past issues dating back to 1995.

Daf Kesher - Newsletter for Hebrew teachers including best practices from the field and articles in easy Hebrew.

Teacher Training
Professional Organizations
NATE - NATE is the professional organization of Jewish educators of the Reform Movement. Through members working in partnership across the United States as well as in Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Australia and South Africa, NATE serves a wide variety of Jewish organizations by working to strengthen Reform Jewish religious education.
Curricula

CHAI - Learning for Jewish Life curriculum, includes overviews, sample lessons, information about retreats, workshops, online courses and more.

Mitkadem - Hebrew for youth.

Teaching Israel - Resources for teaching Israel's history, politics and culture.

Current Events and Crisis Response - Lessons and guidelines for responding to current events with a Jewish perspective.

URJ Books and Music

Curricula from URJ Books & Music - Hebrew, early childhood, family education, Israel and Jewish history.

Adult Study


The Adult Jewish Living and Learning Journeys Project
Free lesson plans for teaching adults in Reform congregations.

Adult B'nei Mitzvah: Affirming Our Identity A guide for program facilitators, rabbis, cantors and educators who are conducting intensive b'nei mitzvah courses taken by adults.

Congregation of Learners Award Program Recognition for synagogues that provide an exceptional atmosphere of varied and comprehensive learning opportunities.

Keva Program Recognition for adults in Reform congregations who accumulate 100 hours of Jewish study.

Scholar-in-Residence Database
Over 100 Reform rabbis, cantors and educators are available to teach your congregants in their chosen fields.

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