pesach The Jewish holidays combine a unique blend of history, religion, ecological awareness, and social values. This interactive overview includes six sessions on Beginning the New Year, Chanukah, Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Passover, and Days of Memorial and Rebirth.

Suggested Audience:

The course can be modified for upper elementary, middle school, high school, and adult learners.

Note: This is a six part series. Individual sessions can be ordered individually apart from the entire series.

Course Description

In this highly interactive, student-friendly overview of the Jewish holidays, students examine the observances and ritual objects associated with the major Jewish holidays as a means toward learning about their historical, agricultural, and religious/ethical significance. Sessions include:

Session 1: Beginning the New Year – Rosh Hashanah (New Years), Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and Succot (Tabernacles)

Session 2: Chanukah: Festival of Lights

Session 3: Tu B’Shvat: Jewish Arbor Day

Session 4: Purim – Averting Disaster in Ancient Persia

Session 5: Passover: The Holiday of Freedom

Session 6: Days of Remembrance and Rebirth: Modern observances including days of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and of Israel’s wars, and days of celebration relating to the rebirth of the State of Israel. The session will also deal with Shavuot (Pentecost), a holiday remembering the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai.

Cost: $150 for a 1-time session. Please contact JETS to find out about discounts for multi session orders

JETS educators will work with your school or institution to adapt the session so that it meets the needs of your students