Whether you are a parent looking for how to explain what the deal with Tu B'Shevat is, a teacher looking for inspiration, or a non-Jewish parent looking to learn more, the following is a sampling of resources that we have found helpful at the JEC.
The Union for Reform Judaism describes Reform Judaism, which is what is practiced at CBS and JEC. Find helpful articles explaining concepts and the stances of the reform movement.
Sefaria is an online library of Jewish texts in both English and Hebrew, including the Tanakh and Talmud among many others. An excellent resource for anyone wishing to take a deep dive into text.
My Jewish Learning is a non-denominational site chock-full of trivia, recipes, articles that range from humourous to insightful, quizzes, and more.
PJ Library offers a free Jewish storybook every month to Jewish families. If you're not Jewish, or just looking for more, PJ Library also offers a rich selection of blog posts, free activities, and a podcast!
BimBam shares torah stories and Jewish lessons through engaging animated videos. Watch by topic, holiday, or Parsha. Even the most challenging Torah topics are interpreted in a family friendly and thought provoking way.
A must read for teachers- A witty, charming, incredibly educational blog written by a former Jewish program director living in Nashville, Tennesee. Hands-on activites are helpfully sorted by holiday, types, and topic.
Drawing upon the Montessori method, this blog has some wonderful printables that tie secular lessons to Jewish stories and holidays. Their printables and activites are sorted by age, parsha, and holiday.
Challah Crumbs has recipes, crafts, and other activities, but the highlight for us is their beautiful collection of colouring pages and printables sorted by parsha and holiday.