Jewish Studies Tools


Tech Resources

Dah Bear
This is hot and new! Use this free online tool to access vocabulary lists, flashcards, and learning games in HEBREW! Yep, I said HEBREW! Currently, if you want your own lists added, just email them to their coordinator at Legacy Heritage Fund at

Some sample lists are already on the Dah Bear site, including words for Rosh Hashanah. Check it out!

Ps. Send your lists in columns:
They can use up to four columns in the system. The list can be sent in almost any digital format, Davka,Word, GoogleDocs, even SMARTboard files have proven easy to upload.

Smartboards in Jewish Education
A wiki developed by the Avi Chai Foundation, full of wonderful ideas and resources for use with the Smartboard

Day School Video Academy
This wonderful resource is supported by the Avi Chai Foundation--it it full of free seminars on how to use video in the day school classroom. Check it out! Here is the facebook network supporting this initiative.

Jewish Lens
"The Jewish Lens (TJL) is a gateway to the exploration and discovery of Jewish identity, values, and Peoplehood. Through the use of photography and experiential Jewish curricula, our programs enable the next generation in the establishment of their own link to Jewish connectivity – while advancing the value of Klal Yisrael - celebrating the colorful tapestry of Jewish Peoplehood." This organization is also sponsoring a Jewish Lens photography contest for students. Check it out!

A weekly cartoon related to the parsha with lesson materials

Media Midrash
Lesson plans and multimedia are on this exciting and innovative non-profit site--wouldn't it be neat to make your own multimedia drash?

Digital J Learning
From JESNA's Jewish Education Project and the Avi Chai Foundation, a rich listing of schools who have experienced success with online learning and the projects they sustain

Hebrew Resources

Here is a document full of Hebrew resources from Atlanta's Epstein School.

Here is a document that shows you the keystrokes for adding Niqud with MS Office:

Lesson Resources

Online news articles and lesson ideas for the middle school classroom

The Lookstein Center
A database that is searchable by subject matter and grade level all related to Jewish Studies

A site full of lesson plans and resources related to a wide variety of Jewish Studies topics and areas (sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation)

Association of Jewish Libraries
A database of children and teen book by thematic values

The Mofet-JTEC Institute
Jewish portal of teacher education: a database of rich resources on a wide variety of topics related to Jewish education and technology

Aish offers resources related to all facets of Jewish life. There is a live web cam of the Western Wall, 15 different Parsha series, videos, Aish Audio of MP3 lectures about various aspects of Judaism, virtual tour of the Western Wall tunnels, and more. (Suggested by Susanna Perrin)

Torah Tots
A fun web site with songs, games, and coloring sheets related to holidays and the weekly Parsha. (Suggested by Susanna Perrin)

Jewish Education Blogs, Newsletters, Virtual Communities & Organizations

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education

Avi Chai Educational Technology
A blog from the Avi Chai Foundation, dedicated to educational technology

Jewish Community Day School network in North America

Access texts, information about the holidays, and more; a wonderful and reliable resource.

Tech Rav
A blog about the journey of integrating technology in Jewish learning

Jewish Education & Technology
This is a "scoop it" page, filled with lots of news and current information about technology in Jewish education.

JedChat is an online community that meets via Twitter every Wednesday at 9pm EST. Jewish educators gather together to dialogue about Jewish education. The hashtag is #jedchat