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April Supplemental Materials

Standard: Israel and the Jewish Spirit

There is a biblical connection between Jewish people and the land of Israel. Jewish people live all over the world, and the relationship between individual Jewish people and Israel is complex. This topic explores that relationship, and these supplemental materials expand on that journey.

Tired of hearing only about Israel’s problems?
Read this weekly blog about all the wonderful things happening in Israel.

Five Eli Talks on Israel… all worth watching!
Shifting the Paradigm: Student Empowerment and the Start up Nation|
Contemporary Israel: A Language of  People and Sounds
Timely Issues Timeless Values
Between Unity and Uniformity: The many lenses of Israeli Education
It’s Not just about Money: The Honest Truth about Giving to Israel

The Boycott Of Israel Nobody Is Talking About - From The Jewish Week, by Chai Mitzvah Board President, Scott Shay.

Interactive Map of Israel:
Take a tour of Israel from your living room.

Mussar: Trust/Bitachon

The economy of Trust... commerce with a sense of human connection: Fascinating TED talks on all the ways our economy can foster trust and dispel the stranger/danger fear.  

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?
What is the Jewish perspective on trust? Is it ever permitted to betray someones trust? What type of person should be trusted? Is being trustworthy a mitzvah (commandment)? Hear from Rabbis across the denominational spectrum:

Building a Holy Playground: When leaders stop controlling and start trusting, Karina Zilberman Director of the 92Y Shababa Network
Karina takes us on a journey of how the 92Y created the Friday morning Shababa Experience through 4 steps:
• Welcoming the unexpected
• Being present
• Having a holy intention or Kavanah
• Emunah/trust
She implores us to build a playground trusting that when we allow for freedom of possibility, good things happen.


Sun, October 21 2018 12 Cheshvan 5779