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Tefilah Standard and Benchmarks

A k-6 tefilah curriculum that lists the knowledge, skills and Tefilot for each grade.

Contributor: Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Curriculum

BimBam Oseh Shalom

Video (1:52mins) of Oseh Shalom from BimBam with lyrics and a guitar background.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Shekakha Lo B’olamo

A lesson plan on color and beauty using the bracha said when seeing something beautiful - Shekacha Lo B’olamo

Contributor: Dr. Saul Wachs

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Mah Tovu

A two part unit focussing students on the words and meanings found in Mah Tovu.

Contributor: Dr. Saul Wachs

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Curriculum, Lesson Plan

BimBam Structure of Prayer Service

Engaging and visually stimulating video (3:09) narrated by Rabbi Wendi Geffen explaining the structure of prayer.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Hallel

Engaging and visually stimulating video (3:09) narrated by Rabbi Josh Feigelson that explains the purpose and content of Hallel.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Kaddish

Engaging and visually stimulating video (2:56) narrated by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg that explains the purpose and content of Kaddish.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Mi Shebeirach

Engaging and visually stimulating video (3:27) narrated by Rabbi Reni Dickman explaining the purpose and content of Mi Shebeirach

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Ashrei

Engaging and visually stimulating video (2:53) narrated by Jeremy Shuback explaining the purpose and content of Ashrei.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Birkat HaMazon

Engaging and visually stimulating video (3:26) narrated by Rabbi Michael Balinsky that explains the purpose and content of Birkat HaMazon.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam – Shehecheyanu

Engaging and visually stimulating video (1:20) that explains the purpose and content of the Shehecheyanu blessing.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Birkat Kohanim

Engaging and visually stimulating video (3:20) narrated by Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell that explains the purpose and content of Birkat Kohanim

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Amidah

Engaging and visually stimulating video (2:56) narrated by Rabbi David Wolkenfeld explaining the purpose and content of the Amidah.

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

BimBam Pesukei DeZimra

Engaging and visually stimulating video (2:46) narrated by Rabbi David Russo that explains the purpose and content of Pesukei DeZimra

Contributor: BimBam

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Gevurot

Slideshow of the second bracha of the amidah (gevurot) with questions and pictures.

Contributor: Dori Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Barchu

Explores praying as a community and life's blessings.

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Baruch SheAmar

Explores the power of words.

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Birkot HaShachar

Students explore their connection to God.

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Elohai Neshama and Godliness

Uses Elohei Neshemah to connect students to Godliness

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Mah Tovu and Prayer Space

Focuses on Mah Tovu and how prayer space can affect our kavanah

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Modeh Ani

Focuses on the meaning of the words, and how gratitude can shape our lives.

Contributor: Ariel Wolgel

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Bakashot of the Amidah

Three-lesson unit exploring the Amidah's bakashot (petitions).

Contributor: Luria Academy

Grade(s): 3-5

Type of Resource: Curriculum, Lesson Plan

Siddur Sababa

Sample from Siddur Sababa including Birkot HaShachar and the Amidah.

Contributor: Sara Stave Beckerman

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

A Path To God Through God’s Name

Students will understand that one way to encounter God is through God’s names.

Contributor: Susan Yammer

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Asher Yatzar

Study of birkat Asher Yatzar showing how the siddur relates to our own bodies and lives.

Contributor: Dr. Saul Wachs

Grade(s): 3-5

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Tefilah Outline for K-5

Curriculum outline for K-5 covering prayer content and dispositions.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Curriculum

Tefilah Report Card

Tefilah report card with basic skill categories and expectations for various grade levels.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Curriculum

Amidah Iyun Packet

Work packet on the Amidah in which students choose a chatimah/ending and reflect on its meaning.

Contributor: Cara Abrams-Simonton

Grade(s): 3-5

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Oseh Shalom (Nurit Hirsch Melody)

Video (1:33 mins) with guitar and singing of Nurit Hirsh's Oseh Shalom.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Mi Chamochah (Debbie Friedman Melody)

Video (2:20 mins) of singing of Debbie Friedman's Mi Chamochah.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Mi Chamochah (Carlebach Melody)

Video (1:10 mins) of singing with a guitar of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's Mi Chamochah niggun.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Ahavah Rabbah Melody

Video (2:30 mins) of the singing of Ahavah Rabbah with the Hebrew words on the screen.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Or Chadash

Video (1 min) of the singing of the closing of the Shema's Yotzer Ohr bracha.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Yotzer Or (Jeff Klepper Melody)

Video (1:13 mins) of Jeff Klepper's Yotzer Ohr sung with guitar, showing chords.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Halleluyah (Brazilian Melody)

Video (1:51 mins) of Hallelu Brazilian Melody.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Hallelu (Sufi Melody)

Video (2:13 mins) of Hallelu (Sufi melody).

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Ashrei (Peri Smilow Melody)

Video (1:27 mins) of Ashrei Yoshvei Veitecha (Peri Smilow melody).

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Birkot HaShachar

Video (1:56 mins) of a Birkot HaShachar melody.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Birkat HaTorah (Dan Nichols Sweet as Honey Melody)

Video (3:46 mins) of Dan Nichols' Birkat HaTorah Sweet as Honey song.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Mah Tovu (Rabbi Shefa Gold Melody)

Video (1:42 mins) of Mah Tovu (Rabbi Shefa Gold melody).

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

Modeh Ani (You are my Sunshine)

Video (1:44 mins) of Modeh Ani sung to the tune of You are My Sunshine.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music

The Reward for Acts of Loving-Kindness

Video (3 mins) about a man who does random acts of loving-kindness and the reward he gets for them.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Young Children’s Hopes and Dreams

Video (3 mins) with elementary students talking about their wishes and hopes for themselves and the world around them.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Having Awareness to be Grateful

Video (5:45 mins) about gratitude and opening our eyes to the wonderful things around us.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Knowing What You Have to be Thankful for

Video (2:45 mins) showing how we can be blind to all the blessings God has given us.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

What a Wonderful World

BBC Video (2 mins) of Sir David Attenborough narrating What a Wonderful World, with stunning clips of nature.

Contributor: Lisa Exler

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Shekakha Lo B’olamo

Music video of Sababa's 'Beauty of the World' that includes the blessing 'Baruch ata....shekakha lo b'olamo.'

Contributor: JewishLearning Matters

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Tefilah and Hand Motions

Video showing how hand motions enhance young learners’ understanding of and expressiveness during tefilah.

Contributor: Sue Marx

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Music, Video/Visual

Exploring Asher Yatzar

In this lesson, students explore the Asher Yatzar brachah.

Contributor: Rosenfeld Community of Practice

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Experiential Learning in the Morning Brachot

A lesson about understanding Birkot HaShachar through movement and how they apply to our lives.

Contributor: Rosenfeld Community of Practice

Grade(s): 3-5, K-2

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Ba’al Tefilah Nusach (Ramaz/Rabbi Lookstein)

Recordings of tefilah nusach (weekday, Shabbat, Yom tov, High Holidays) from Principal Emeritus of Ramaz, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.

Contributor: Ramaz

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Music

Assessing How Prayer Content Knowledge Impacts Praying

Part of Ira Blum's Moving from Prayer to Praying curriculum exploring prayers through “mental editing,” “associative reverie” and “prayer beyond the words."

Contributor: Ira Blum

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Prayer and Praying: Assessing Inquiry

The second of Ira Blum's eight part Moving from Prayer to Praying curriculum exploring prayer as both a textual liturgical and emotional experience.

Contributor: Ira Blum

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Establishing a Shared Language

Part of Ira Blum's Moving from Prayer to Praying curriculum exploring what constitutes a meaningful prayer and prayer experience.

Contributor: Ira Blum

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Moving from Prayer to Praying

This learner-centered, inquiry-driven curriculum develops emotional awareness in Jewish prayer education.

Contributor: Ira Blum

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Curriculum

Counting our Blessings (lesson plan)

A slideshow using the 100th day of school to focus on reciting 100 blessings a day.

Contributor: Lisa Richman

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Zoom (slideshow) – Getting Perspective

Slideshow of Istvan Banyai's Zoom that starts with the eye of a cockerel and zooms out to planet earth.

Contributor: Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Zoom (video) – Getting Perspective

Video (2:40 mins) of Istvan Banyai's Zoom that starts with the eye of a cockerel and zooms out to planet earth.

Contributor: Reuven Margrett

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Counting our Blessings (video)

Video (2:12 mins) explaining the many blessings that we have but may be unaware of.

Contributor: Lisa Richman

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

God’s Pharmacy

Video (4:41 mins) comparing fruits and vegetables to human body parts.

Contributor: Rabbi Betsy Forester

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Type of Resource: Video/Visual

Engaging with Prayer

A summary of ideas for how to use the arts to engage students with prayer and liturgy.

Contributor: Behrman House

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2

Type of Resource: Curriculum

Mi Chamochah – Hebrew in Harmony

Three lessons on Mi Chamochah focusing on freedom, partnering with God in redemption, and singing.

Contributor: Behrman House

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Curriculum, Lesson Plan, Music

Awe and Wonder

Finding God in the world and ourselves.

Contributor: Rabbi Betsy Forester

Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan