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Parashat Hashavua in the Family

My Parashat Hashavua – Character Traits

Our Parashat Hashavua – Interpersonal Relationships

My People and Land in the Weekly Portion

Man and God in the Weekly Portion

My Place in the Chain of Generations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEKLY TORAH PORTION TEXTBOOKS


 

Parashat Hashavua in the Family
Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grade 2

The book deals with the weekly Portion with a focus on the topic of Family. Included are verses from the weekly Torah Portion, a letter to the pupils, Midrash, a poem, riddles and stories about various families. The Teacher’s Guide includes explanations and enrichment material, plus suggested classroom activities.

Price: Textbook, 45NIS; $11 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 


 

 

   

 

My Parashat Hashavua – Character Traits
Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grade 3

The book takes pupils on a fascinating journey through the different layers of Jewish creativity in the context of the weekly Portion, from Biblical trails to Midrashim to modern Hebrew literature. The book includes verses from the Portion, a letter to the pupils, Midrash, a poem or story, personalities, events and places, riddles and comics. The focus of the book is on human character traits. The Teacher’s Guide includes explanations and enrichment material, plus suggested classroom activities.

Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Our Parashat Hashavua – Interpersonal Relationships 

Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grade 4

The book invites pupils to explore and be captivated by the different layers of Jewish writings in the context of the weekly Portion, from the Bible to Midrashim and commentaries to modern Hebrew literature. The book includes text from the Portion, a letter to the pupils, Midrash, commentary, a poem or story, art, personalities, sayings, riddles and comics. The focus of the book is on interpersonal relationships. The Teacher’s Guide includes explanations and enrichment material, plus suggested classroom activities.

Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

 

 

My People and Land in the Weekly Portion

Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grade 5

The book invites pupils to journey through the different layers of Jewish writings in the context of the weekly Portion. The book includes an excerpt from the Portion, commentaries on selected verses, Midrash, an article on various sites in Israel, riddles, comics and book recommendations. The book also includes a Concept Corner, which explains terms and ideas from the Jewish world, and a popular folk song related to the Land of Israel. The focus of the book is on the Land and People of Israel. The Teacher’s Guide includes explanations and enrichment material, plus suggested classroom activities.
Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

  

 

Man and God in the Weekly Portion

Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grade 6

The book invites pupils on a captivating journey through the different layers of Jewish writings in the context of the weekly Portion. The book includes an excerpt from the Portion, commentaries on selected verses, Midrash, a Concept Corner, which explains basic ideas for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and a dilemma that touches on Israeli civics. There is also a literary text and illustrated riddle. The Teacher’s Guide includes explanations and enrichment material, plus suggested classroom activities.

Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

My Place in the Chain of Generations” – studies in the Weekly Torah Portion, for Grades 7 and 8
The book discusses important concepts, customs in Jewish tradition, and a variety of texts relating to mitzvot and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, all centered on a commitment to Jewish heritage. The young reader is invited to explore the many layers of Jewish-Israeli literary works, from Bible and Midrash to rabbinic and modern Hebrew Literature and Jewish Thought. Concepts in Judaism are defined and explained, and dilemmas touching on identity and civic duty are introduced for discussion. The curriculum devotes time to preparation of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah drasha (homily) and its relevance to the daily life of Jewish youth in Israel.
Price:  60NIS;

 

 

SIDDURIM FOR CHILDREN

 

Yachad B’tefilla (Together in Prayer) Siddur, for Kindergarten - Grade 2

The siddur, or prayerbook, is a cumulative work created over generations by the People of Israel, who have bequeathed to us a tradition of prayer, blessings, melodies and songs.  Developed over the centuries, the prayerbook continues to evolve. The TALI Education Fund is pleased to contribute to this liturgy, inviting our youngest worshippers to study and experience prayer. The 'Yachad B'tfilla' Siddur includes illustrations that relate to the world of prayer as well as to the world of children, allowing us to learn about ourselves, about our people's customs, and about the diversity of traditions in prayer in Jewish communities and in different TALI schools. Price: 65NIS; $16

 

   

 

 

Accompanying Teacher’s CD for the Yachad B’tefilla Siddur

The CD includes a variety of melodies from different communities, for songs and prayers contained in the Siddur, with English transliteration

Price: 90NIS; $22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirat HaLev - Song of the Heart Siddur, for Grades 3-6

The “Song of the Heart" Siddur is an innovative prayerbook, user friendly for children and providing a genuine bond between traditional prayer and modern Israeli culture. Alongside a collection of traditional prayers - from the Shacharit morning service to Shabbat and holiday prayers – appear supplementary texts taken from Hebrew literature and prayerbooks of various streams. The siddur also includes a variety of commentaries on prayer, from midrash to Hasidism to modern Hebrew songs. The supplementary text enables the user to expand and enrich the prayer experience, encountering the dialogue between Jewish tradition and Israeli culture on every page.  
Price: 99NIS; $24   

 

 

The World of Prayer, Preparing for Prayer, Vol. 1, for Grades 3-6

Our Sages taught us that there are two levels of prayer: regular prayers, which appear in the siddur and are said at set times by Jews all over the world, and pleas, which are prayers from the heart that each individual composes him/herself, when s/he feels the need. This siddur contains traditional and new prayers. Some were composed hundreds of years ago, and some in recent times. The siddur also includes songs, readings and questions to inspire individual prayer. The siddur is intended to help one who prays to incorporate both kinds of prayers. Price: 45NIS; $11

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

The World of Prayer, Learning the Prayers, Vol. 2, for Grades 3-6
Prayer has the power to connect us to our spiritual selves. The aim of the program is to open the magical world of prayer to pupils and teachers. It deals with both experiential and factual aspects. The program is built in two parts: the first, preparing for prayer, and the second, learning specific prayers. Each unit presents a group of prayers that are all value-based. The values introduced include charity and kindness, recognition of the good, peace, and more. A glossary of prayer terms is included.Price: 45NIS; $11

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY TEXTBOOKS

 

Ma’agal Hachagim (Cycle of Holidays), for Grade 2

"Maagal Hachagim" invites the students to journey through the holidays of the Jewish People – both festive days and days of mourning and remembrance in the Jewish calendar. With the help of illustrated characters, pupils learn about the holidays and their historical significance, as well as customs, prayers and songs associated with each holiday. This is the first in a series of books on the holidays.

Price: 70NIS; $17

 

 

 

 

Ma’agal Hachagim (Cycle of Holidays), Two Volumes, for Grade 3 Textbook and Teacher’s Guide

The program takes readers through the holidays of the People of Israel: joyous festivals as well as days of mourning and remembrance in the Jewish calendar. With the help of illustrated characters, pupils learn about the holidays and their historical significance, as well as customs, prayers and songs associated with each holiday. The book includes appendices on language skills, based on the recognition that learning the different layers of the Hebrew language can be of great help in learning in-depth about the holidays (and vice versa).
Price: 70NIS; $17

 

 

 

 

 

Rosh Chodesh, On the Jewish Calendar and Rosh Hodesh Traditions, for Grades 3 and 4

The program comprises six units on different subjects: "Why the moon was created", "Each month has a name", "Our calendar, other calendars", "Rosh Chodesh customs in Jewish communities", "My Rosh Chodesh - a look to the past and future". The program was written with the aim of enriching studies on the subject of "The Moon and the Month" and to strengthen the Rosh Chodesh event as central in the social-cultural school experience. The TALI Parent-Child Workshop on "Rosh Chodesh" is integrated into the Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

Time of Joy and Time of Remembrance, Vols. I and II
The holidays and festivals return each year, just as the fast and remembrance days. Both give us an opportunity to remember, think, study and discuss. In this book, we visit the holidays with Kurit the spider and Shoko the dog. Together with them we strengthen the link to our Jewish traditions and to the State of Israel. The accompanying teacher's guide includes worksheets for the class that can be copied and distributed. 
Price: 70NIS; $17

 

 

  

 

   

To Each a Time” – A Journey through the Hebrew Calendar, for Grade 6.
In this unit we travel through the Hebrew Calendar and delve into issues connected to the holidays. The book includes the ‘bulletin board,’ for information on each upcoming holiday and its associated customs; the ‘open book,’ to learn texts from Bible, Mishna, Midrash and more; the ‘reading point,’ which includes stories from modern Hebrew and general literature; and more, all designed to create a dialogue between tradition and modernity and to connect each pupil with his/her Jewish heritage and the holidays in today’s Israel. 
Price: 70NIS; $17

 

 

 

 VALUES EDUCATION

 

 

Ichpat Lanu: Bein Adam L’Chavero BaMishna (We Care: Interpersonal Relations in the Mishna) Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grades 4-6

This program offers a selection of texts from the Mishna, each of which is accompanied by a range of activities relating to the Mishna and its social values. The program deals with various subjects: a person’s positive character traits, integrity and sensitivity, respect for parents, the individual and society, discussion and controversy, attitudes towards another’s suffering, respect for property belonging to others, the dignity of man, and different hues within society.
Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15 Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

  

 

 

EASY HEBREW!! Ichpat Lanu: Bein Adam L’Chavero BaAvot (We Care: Interpersonal Relations in Ethics of the Fathers) Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, for Grades 4-6

This program offers a selection of texts from Ethics of the Fathers, each of which is accompanied by a range of activities relating to the Mishna and its social values. The program deals with various subjects: the individual and society, altruism, judging others, and positive character traits. The book is written in easy Hebrew and also geared to Jewish Day Schools in the Diaspora.
Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15; Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

  

  

There are about 13 million Jews living in the world, and only 6 million live in Israel! Where do the rest live? How did they get there? What is life like for Jews in the Diaspora? How do they relate to the State of Israel? And what is our relationship with them? This program deals these questions and introduces us to Jewish communities outside Israel. Our hope is to learn about Diaspora Jewry, their world and our connection to them, and through this knowledge, learn more about ourselves.
Price: Textbook, 60NIS; $15; Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! Friends Across the Sea - English edition, 2012
The first curriculum written for children on Jewish Peoplehood, this popular TALI Education Fund textbook now has an English version which includes a section to spur dialogue between Israeli and Diaspora students. For grades 5-7.  
Price: 52NIS; $13 

 

 

 

 

  

Giving Wholeheartedly - On Organ DonationsKit for Pupils and Teacher’s Guide, for Grades 7-9
The program deals with the subject of organ donations through discussion of legal, moral and halakhic questions which arise on the subject.  The program comprises a kit of 7 booklets, in the form of newspaper copy, for the pupil and a guide for the facilitator.
Price: Kit, 25NIS; Teacher’s Guide, 15 NIS.

 

 

 

 

 

  

He and She: On Equality and Inequality Between the Sexes in Judaism, for Grades 6-7

The program comprises seven units on different subjects: "stereotypes", "male and female, He created them", " Women's and Men's work, "Baruch She'asani Isha", "On Women and Mitzvot", "How I look", and "We haven't Spoken Yet of Love".

The program is developmentally suitable for the bar/bat mitzvah year. The program focuses on the status of girls and women in Jewish sources. Similarly, it is possible to integrate the program into sex-education classes. Included is a kit of posters for triggering educational activities or discussion in class.  NEED PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

Refuah Shleima: On Health and Illness in Jewish Sources, for Grades 4-6
The program comprises four sections, each including thirteen units on different subjects from the experience of hospitalized children: changes during an illness, sadness, joy and other moods, difficulties in dealing with illness, visiting the sick, life and death, etc.
The program was developed for teachers working with hospitalized children, and is used as well as an enrichment program for teachers in regular schools at those times when they must help their pupils deal with pain, illness, death and loss. Included is a kit of posters designed to trigger discussion and active learning. Price: 50NIS; $12

 

 

 

 

VALUES KITS (Erkiot)

 

Each kit provides an "instant" beit midrash activity for parents and children around a specific subject. Each kit presents Jewish sources on a subject, suggested discussion questions, activities and background material for the educator. The kits include written material, as well as all of the accessories needed for the particular activity.

 

1. “He said, that She said that… They did”: Gossip and Tattle-tales
in Jewish Sources

Why is gossip frowned upon in the Jewish tradition?
What is the difference between gossip and passing on information?

Why do people gossip and tattle-tale?

Are there times when it is justified to tattle-tale on someone?

This kit presents Jewish sources which deal with these questions, and encourages us to think out our own positions regarding these issues. NEED PRICES

 

2. Don't do that! Rebuking, a Jewish Value!

Why, according to the Jewish tradition, is it important to rebuke each other? Is rebuking the same as criticizing? What makes criticism constructive? How can parents rebuke their children in an effective, positive way that can be heard? Is it legitimate for children to rebuke their parents?

This kit presents Jewish sources which deal with these questions, and encourages us to ask ourselves: Do we, in our families, criticize each other in positive, effective ways?

 

 

TEACHER’S KITS 

 

Bible Stories That Convey Values

 

Includes Kit of Pictures, for Kindergarten and Grade 1

The program is intended for teachers’ use, and deals with value issues arising in five Bible stories: the dispute between Abram’s and Lot’s shepherds, the story of Miriam, Moshe and Yitro’s daughters, David and Goliath, and Solomon’s dream. The program includes a teacher’s guide, a kit of pictures and folio sheets for the family.
Price: Kit, 110NIS; $27

 

 

  

 

Open the Gates - Voices in Prayer  (CD)

 

The CD contains a range of musical activities for preparing pupils for prayer, and a variety of musical versions of central prayers: Modeh Ani, Ma Tovu, Halleluya, Shema, Refaeinu prayer, Oseh Shalom.

Price: CD, 20NIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niggun Meyuchad Mishelanu (Our Own Special Melody) – for Rosh Chodesh  (CD) and Niggunei Shabbat, For Kindergarten and Grade One                                                                                                                  

These CDs includes 31 songs from morning and Rosh Chodesh prayers, and Shabbat melodies. The songs include well known as well as less familiar tunes. The CD comes with a booklet that contains all the words plus short explanations.

 

 

FOR TEACHERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC


 

A Drasha for Every Portion, by Dr. Pnina Galpaz-Feller
This book contains a ‘drasha,’ or sermon, for each weekly Torah Portion. Dr. Galpaz-Feller is a Biblical researcher and lecturer in Bible at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. The sermons are written in modern language yet based on a deep bond to the Biblical text and its values. The book includes an accompanying CD with the sermons read by the author.

Price: 86NIS

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Rediscovering the Holidays: A New Perspective on the Jewish Festivals by Dr. Pnina Galpaz-Feller

All religions and cultures have their holidays and festivals, but the Jewish perception of holidays is unique. These special days afford one the opportunity to reconnect, each in his own way, with the past, present and future.  Celebrating the Jewish holidays during the year links us to the millions of Jews around the globe, in Israel and in the Diaspora. Through the holidays, we learn about Jewish values in the moral, social, religious and cultural spheres, such as peace, love of life, loyalty to the homeland, man's role in the world, our relationship with nature, and more. Price: 75NIS; $18 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom in the Book of Ruth (for middle school grades)  ONLINE ORDERS ONLY. This book combines Bible and Art, with an emphasis on topics such as women's status, the individual vs. the nation and freedom of the individual. The Megilla is presented along with 25 artworks, from all periods, on the Book of Ruth.

 

 

 

 

 

Time of Joy and Time of Remembrance, Vols. I and II

The holidays and festivals return each year, just as the fast and remembrance days. Both give us an opportunity to remember, think, study and discuss. In this book, we visit the holidays with Kurit the spider and Shoko the dog. Together with them we strengthen the link to our Jewish traditions and to the State of Israel. The accompanying teacher's guide includes worksheets for the class that can be copied and distributed. 
Price: 70NIS; $17 

 

 
 
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