This lesson will familiarize learners with a story of Creation from the Jewish mystical tradition. The story, based upon the Sefer Yetzirah, provides the foundation for the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world. Learners will begin to formulate a personal concept...
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Unit: We Are Partners in the Work of Creation (Tikkun Olam) (Private-Religious)
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students explore the causes and impacts of hunger, and how hunger differs depending on location.
Students research and compare statistics of the history of hunger and obesity around the world.
Unit: Building a Community Garden Santuary
This experiential lesson involves building the garden and inviting people to enjoy and participate.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Create a past, present, and future timeline of personal philanthropy.
Participants become familiar with philanthropy-related terms and a variety of philanthropy in the past. We consider the impact of people who contribute in large and small ways to the health of the community.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Learners discuss the courage and traits of a classic hero from literature or movies like the Avengers, Hunger Games, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.
Unit: Tzedakah: How Can We Help? (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
This lesson will help students learn the importance of helping people in need, and teach them to take an active role in helping others. It will allow the students to be aware of what kind of items and quality of items should be donated, how to communicate an idea to others by visual means...
Unit: Sacred Giving (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
This lesson provides learners with a deeper understanding of the concept of giving tzedakah utilizing primary source materials to identify the manner in which the commandment is to be performed. Learners are then asked to identify behavioral guidelines from the values...
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Participants identify the attributes of a hero who is acting for the common good. Mother Teresa is a hero for her philanthropic work and character.