MONEY MATTERS: JEWISH ETHICS OF MONEY AND BUSINESS
The youth of this generation are living in an environment of unparalleled wealth. Money Matters: Jewish Ethics of Money and Business attempts to help young people navigate, with a Jewish compass, the ethical issues associated with money. The curriculum poses important questions about money that students face every day and provides Jewish texts as a guiding source to grapple with these questions. The curriculum contains two modules: one module for middle school students and one for high school students, each composed of a teacher's guide and a full-color student workbook. The lessons have been designed to offer schools maximum flexibility in that they can be taught as single stand-alone lessons or in any combination within a specific module. Each module contains five student lessons, one parent education lesson, and one family education lesson.
This curriculum was commissioned by Susan and Bill Ehrlich of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles in memory of their son Jordan, who devoted his brief life to ensuring that ethical standards be applied to business practices and all other endeavors.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MODULE TEACHER'S GUIDE - No. 410410
MIDDLE SCHOOL MODULE STUDENT WORKBOOK - No. 410411
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.