Looking for new ideas to introduce to the classroom? Want to brainstorm and network with like-minded Jewish educators around the world? Want to collaborate with Morot and Rabbeim in other schools? Welcome to #JSchat! Technology has made the world a much smaller place than ever before. Thanks to social media, we
A new round of Middos Challenges for Schools will be starting soon for the month of Teves! Give your students the opportunity to participate in a worldwide program and earn the chance to win a prize! Here's how it works: 1. Choose which middah you would like your students to work on, and decide what will be their "Challenge of
Chanukah is very much in vogue today, and not just because it provides a convenient excuse to give presents during “the holiday season.” Its celebration of the miraculous Jewish victory over the Greek challenge to Judaism fits the popular mold of beating the odds, the underdog having his day, and religious freedom
As every rabbi and educator knows, the essence of a meaningful religious Jewish life ideally should be based upon: 1) Gratitude or Hodaah (That’s why we start the day with Modeh Ani, Birkas Hashachar, etc.) 2) Planning and Structure (Davening three times a day, learning seder, working hours, etc.)
This year, Rabbi Tzvi Moshe Shultz has updated the Dreidel Olympics Guide. This popular resource has lots of fun ideas that rabbis and educators can use to put your congregants and students' dreidel spinning skills to the test. Young and old alike love participating in these competitions and it will surely help raise the Chanukah spirit at your
Torah Live has announced that its joining the gift-giving this Chanukah, with an eight day long raffle of premium memberships. Sign up on the Torah Live website during Chanukah and you’ll be entered into their daily raffle. That’s a full year of access to some of the most exciting Torah materials available today! For the last eight years, Torah Live e
Rashaan Salaam, a former running back who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994, was found dead [last week] in Colorado. He was 42. Rashaan Salaam was a star athlete in high school at La Jolla Country Day School and a highly sought-after college football recruit. He went on to play for the University of Colorado, where he won

The Chofetz Chaim writes that there are only two Jewish festivals during the winter: Chanukah and Purim. At Chanukah, the enemies of the Jewish people tried to take away from us, G-d forbid, our holy Torah, which is our soul and spirit. At Purim they tried to destroy us physically, G-d forbid, by attacking our bodies. What was the result? We were victorious, and we retained