It is the Spring of 1945. Having grown up a Jew in Poland, you were subjected to the real terrors of the Nazi reign, but somehow you managed to survive. Upon returning to your native town, you are horrified to see that so many of the people you knew are gone. You can no longer call Poland home; everything has changed. At a Displaced Persons' Camp, an agent of the Mossad L'Aliyah Bet, a secret group helping Jews get to Palestine, convinces you to attempt life there. Thus begins Kenneth D. Roseman's latest Do-It-Yourself Adventure book. The reader ventures through Israel, traveling myriad paths that wind from Israel's cities to kibbutzim, from service in Israel's army to helping Yemenite Jews adjust to their new surroundings. Jeremiah's Promise ultimately tells the story of modern-day Israel by allowing YOU to experience it for yourself! Download the Resource Guide For Jeremiah's Promise! Please be sure to also check out the Activity Guide for the Kenneth Roseman Do-It-Yourself Adventure Series.
The Jewish future is up to you in this sixth volume of Kenneth Roseman's popular Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventure series. Until the Messiah Comes takes young readers on another grand trek back in UNTIL time to the end of the nineteenth century. Set at the turn of the century, readers explore Jewish history and make strategic decisions that still have an impact on Jewish life today. Turning the pages, one has to decide: to sail to Ellis Island or escape the pogroms in Palestine; to join the forces of socialism, Zionism, or secularism; how to respond to the rift between the different practices of Judaism in America and Europe. Each decision creates a thrilling story line in this exciting new addition to Kenneth Roseman's entertaining and educational Jewish adventure series. After reading the book, readers will realize how this "game of chance" has actually transpired throughout history.
Galilee Diary: Reflections on Daily Life in Israel
For most American Jews, Israel is only seen through the lens of the
political debate, the impressions of the news report, or the windows of a
tour bus. Begun as a weekly online essay in response to the Second
Intifada in 2000, Galilee Diary goes beyond the headlines to provide an
insiderís view of the rich and complex reality that is Israel. First
time readers and longtime fans of the series will enjoy this
multidimensional look at Israel, which includes revised and updated
highlights from the popular online series.
The teaching of Israel has become a high priority for our congregational school system in recent years. There is a documented decline in commitment to Israel among young Jews. The Reform Movement is confronting this challenge in a number of ways. The CHAI Israel Strand Curriculum is a tool to be employed in our classroom to nurture our students' connection to Israel: the land, the people, and the culture. This strand is composed of nineteen lessons, two or three lessons for each CHAI level 1-7, and can be used on its own or complement the rest of your CHAI curriculum. Each of the seven levels focuses on one aspect of Israel and our connection to it as North American progressive Jews. As with each CHAI Curriculum Core, the Israel Strand Curriculum Core includes all the necessary teaching material for each lesson. The full-color workbooks are filled with photographs, maps, and student activities.