Essential Question: How do the megillot connect to the holidays on which they are read?
Students will be able to locate the five megillot in the Jewish library.
Students will be able to identify when each megillah is read throughout the year.
Students will be able to express the motif of the megillah through illustrations.
Light is a major theme of Chanukkah. In this scavenger hunt, you will travel through the Sefaria library in search of light. Where is it mentioned? In what context is it mentioned? How does it relate to Chanukkah?
Big Idea: Lighting the Chanukiya is one of the major mitzvot of Chanukah which is discussed in detail in the Talmud Shabbat and Mishneh Torah: Scroll of Esther and Chanukah. Studying these two texts teaches the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the mitzvah.
Students will be able to research the details of the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya on Chanukah.
Students will be able to teach others about the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya.
Students will be able to navigate Sefaria to find texts related to their subject.
This lesson develops students' independent learning skills. Designed to be used while preparing for Simchat Torah or a review of the Torah, it can be adapted for many situations.
Students pick a favorite parasha for each book of the Torah, write clues, and play a fun game with a friend. While enjoying the activity, the students learn how to use Sefaria to enhance Torah study.
Written for upper elementary and middle school students, the activity can be modified for other age groups.
This lesson develops students' independent learning skills while they learn how the arba minim are used on Sukkot and how to find information in core codes of Jewish law. Students demonstrate what they have learned about the arba minim by creating an infographic,
The Rosh Hashanah liturgy was written to help us get into the spirit of the day. In this scavenger hunt, we travel through the Rosh Hashanah Machzor (prayer book) discovering the original sources of the text in order to understand the message of the day.