Weekday Shacharit

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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

Charts for Tefillah- Halacha and Seder

Handouts and materials for teaching the halachot (laws) and seder (order or structure) of tefilah.

Contributor: Rabbi Leib Zalesch

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

Type of Resource: Curriculum, Lesson Plan

A Visual Map for Shacharit

A visual map guiding the learner through the parts of shacharit, taking both a macro and micro view of the morning service.

Contributor: Rabbi Leib Zalesch

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

Type of Resource: Curriculum, Lesson Plan

Birkat Kohanim

Source sheet about Birkat Kohanim (the priestly blessing).

Contributor: Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

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

Type of Resource: Source Sheet

Higher and Higher: The Language of Music

This resource explores the role and history of music, nusach, and chazzanut regarding tefilah.

Contributor: Rabbi Steven M. Brown, Ed.D.

Grade(s): 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Higher and Higher: Structured and Spontaneous Prayer

This resource, through Rabbinics sources, looks at the relationships between structured and spontaneous prayer.

Contributor: Rabbi Steven M. Brown, Ed.D.

Grade(s): 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan, Source Sheet

Higher and Higher: The Language of Prayer: Poetry

Resource explaining what poetry is and its application in the siddur, with examples and activities.

Contributor: Rabbi Steven M. Brown, Ed.D.

Grade(s): 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

Creating Spiritual Sparks within Students

Curriculum outlining an approach to reintroducing students to tefilah in an age-appropriate way.

Contributor: Rabbi Dr. Moshe Drelich

Grade(s): 6-8

Type of Resource: Curriculum, 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

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 Names

Explanations of the various names of God.

Contributor: Lev Metz

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

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

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

Keva and Kevanah

Students understand the ideas of kevah and kavannah and incorporate those into their own prayer.

Contributor: Lev Metz

Grade(s): 6-8

Type of Resource: Lesson Plan