It’s that time of year again and all of Sefaria’s back-to-school supplies are free. Here are some new and improved tools to make the return to the classroom something to look forward to:
(The following tools link to tutorials. You can also start using them right away in the Source Sheet Builder.)
This year, Sefaria’s Day School and Jewish Organizational Partnership Initiative received nearly 50 applications from educators working in a variety of settings around the world. We enjoyed the opportunity to speak with so many passionate and talented educators and to hear about the work that they are doing.
Sefaria is pleased to introduce the newest members of the 2017-2018 Partnership Initiative cohort:
In our fourth and final installment in the Summer Reading Series, we invite you to explore the new texts in our Chasidut, Musar, and Modern Works Libraries.
Further summer reading — explore all of our new Halakhic and philosophical texts and commentaries, below!
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Educational Partnership Initiative cohort for a fruitful school year!
Starting in 2014, Sefaria launched the Partnership to invite teachers of Torah to formally be part of building Sefaria. The initiative, which began with four day schools and 100 students, was created to: (1) help teachers harness digital tools effectively and improve pedagogy around Jewish texts; and (2) provide Sefaria with a cohort of educators who use Sefaria in the classroom and deliver feedback on product development and refinement. This past school year, the program directly served 19 day schools, along with nine communal institutions, and reached more than 1,000 students.
Through the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating usage of Sefaria in their classrooms and lesson plans, Sefaria’s partner educators discovered new ways to engage students. The Sefaria classroom encourages student choice, skill development, and critical thinking — not to mention improved textual fluency.
We asked our teachers to share some of their work with the Sefaria community. Here are two examples of Sefaria in action: