Every fall, our education team selects a diverse set of educators to join Sefaria’s Educational Partnership Initiative. The purpose of the Initiative is for educators to experiment with Sefaria, explore what Jewish learning looks like in a digital age, and discover how we might create new forms of engagement around Jewish texts in conjunction with Sefaria. Participating educators think through best practices of teaching with Sefaria and work together to foster a more innovative spirit in the community Jewish learning. In the 2016-2017 school year, there are two distinct cohorts: day schools and Jewish organizations. The 2016-17 cohort includes 19 schools and 9 Jewish organizations.
We’ve received many requests that essentially boil down to “Why can’t I do things on your Source Sheet Builder that I can do in Word or Google Docs?” You asked and we answered!
In just two years, more than 18,000 unique source sheets have been made on Sefaria.org. Thousands of teachers, rabbis, students and lay leaders are turning to Sefaria’s easy-to-use source sheet builder to create beautiful, interactive, bilingual study guides that function as conversation starters and homework assignments as well.
In the lead-up to Passover, Sefaria released a freely reusable bilingual haggadah, and invited users to make their own haggadot or haggadah supplements. We enjoyed reading all of your submissions, and invite you to check them out here.
There are many ways to tell the story of the exodus from Egypt. Whether it’s a creative seder idea, a themed seder supplement, a family haggadah, an expanded edition or the super-speedy version, we want you to share your ideas with the rest of us.