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Rabbi Amy Klein

Rabbi Amy Klein


Trees Of The Bible This is an activity from the Jerusalem Bird Observatory that gives a list of biblical references to different trees and sends kids out into the field to find trees in their own neighborhoods.
Tu b'Shevat Seder Texts These three selections can be used in Tu b'Shevat seders. One is by secular Zionist thinker A. D. Gordon, one by Haskalah poet Saul Tchernikovsky and one by Reb Nachman of Bratslav.
Plant Trees and Protect Wildlife: An Activity from the Jerusalem Bird Observatory

This activity from the Jerusalem Bird Observatory explains how trees support wildlife and invites children to collect tzedakah to plant a tree locally. It is useful for Tu B'Shvat or general tikkun olam programming.

Art Projects Using Recycled Materials Here are directions for making fabric lunch boxes and flowerpots out of used materials you can find around the house. This is a great Tu B'Shevat activity!
Unmasking Contemporary Israeli Heroines From Esther and Vashti to Knesset Member Shulamit Aloni, Israel has a long history of strong Jewish women. Here are biographies of seven contemporary female Israeli heroines.
Israeli Women's Social Change Organizations This is a list of diverse Israeli organizations that protect women's rights. The study questions encourage students to learn more about women's organizations in their own area.
Laws Protecting Womens' Rights in Israel and in Your Country This activity provides examples of progressive legislation that protect women's rights in Israel and asks students to research women's rights laws recently passed in their own countries. They also are encouraged to propose some of their own!
Keeping Informed About Israel A fairly comprehensive list of media, government and non-profit sources of information about Israel on the internet.
Hebrew Slaves and Israeli Foreign Workers This study guide identifies connections between contemporary Israeli foreign workers and ancient Hebrew slaves. This piece draws on Torah text and newspaper articles; it also includes discussion questions and links to Israeli human rights organizations' websites.
Multicultural Haroset Recipes Three haroset recipes from Ashkenazic, Morrocan and Egyptian traditions.
Make Your own Haggadah and Seder Plate! This lesson encourages youngsters to get creative and make their own guide to the Passover seder.
Israel's Proclamation Of Independence This piece encourages communities to study Israel's Proclamation of Independence in the weeks leading up to Yom Ha'atzma'ut. The inspiration for this practice comes from the tradition of studying Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) from Pesah until Shavuot.
Tikkun Olam Resources in Israel A list of web links to Israeli groups working in these fields: Civil and Human Rights Organizations; Peace Movements and Organizations; Dialogue Groups; Coexistence Projects
Prayers and Songs for Israel A collection of poems, prayers and songs for Israel, many by Reconstructionist rabbis and congregants.
America in Israeli Eyes - After September 11 Rabbi Amy Klein describes her experience flying to the U.S. shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and how she deals with terrorism in two societies.
Pregnant in Israel Rabbi Amy Klein describes how a woman's body becomes "public property" during pregnancy in Israel.
Hope, If Not Optimism for Israel's Future

This article from Reconstructionism Today by Rabbi Amy Klein contemplates Israel's future.

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