Shabbat Around the World
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by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
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The Jewish People form a multicultural nation, with communities located across the globe. Shabbat Around the World introduces students to several interesting and fun Shabbat customs that Jews in different countries have developed to make Shabbat a special day. At the same time it enables students to explore the history, geography and culture of numerous international Jewish communities. By the end of the school year students will gain an appreciation of the Jewish world's diversity; and they will be empowered to enhance their own Shabbat celebration at home by sharing new, unusual customs with their family.
As a result of this curriculum, what enduring understanding will the students attain?
What essential questions will guide or focus the teaching and learning?
What key knowledge and skills will students acquire as a result of this unit?
Students will know:
Students will be able to:
What evidence will students provide upon completion of the Shabbat Around the World program that they have attained the enduring understandings?
Students will plan and implement a Family Shabbat program in which customs (from the different areas studied) are modeled and shared.
Groups of students (determined randomly or by interest) will be involved in a class project that models/implements different customs that the students have learned about.
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