We wanted to use Jewish Interactive material in order to promote the understanding of Judaism in schools throughout the UK. We worked closely with the Ji team in order to rework the educator guides and some of the products to tailor them for a non-Jewish setting. This project was developed with the support of Pears Foundation and Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.
Culham St Gabriel’s Trust own RE:ONLINE. RE:ONLINE is the main provider of free, quality-assured online support for religious education in the United Kingdom, containing guidance for Religious Education leaders and thousands of practical resources for teachers.
‘Interact with Judaism’ is a collaboration between Jewish Interactive, Culham St Gabriel’s Trust and RE:ONLINE. All the educator guides included below have been designed specifically for teachers and pupils in non-Jewish settings. Some of the product versions have also been adapted for this project.
Scroll down for all the apps and RE:ONLINE educator materials.
Ji Studio is a revolutionary Judaic digital content creation tool. Ground-breaking features encourage children to let their imaginations run wild, use higher-order thinking skills and create projects with mind-blowing tools combined with full access to the Bible and selected prayers.
Explore Shabbat! A groundbreaking educator resource and a dynamic educational experience for children and their families. The program contains 9 digital modules: The first 3 modules explore the history of Shabbat whilst the last 6 modules explore the customs and traditions of Shabbat every week.
NOTE: Unfortunately, Shabbat Interactive is no longer available, as the Flash Player is no longer available. Please download the FREE Educator Guide anyway, as it is rich with activities and worksheets.
Ji Connect - Lecha Dodi
Ji Connect celebrates the diversity of the Jewish people, connecting Jews around the world. Users tap people at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and are transported to their countries to look at their synagogues, history and customs. They hear how they welcome the Shabbat in that country, and how they sing the song ‘Lecha Dodi’. It is a tool to encourage pride in identity, tolerance, and to celebrate cultural similarities and differences.
NOTE: Unfortunately, Ji Connect – Lecha Dodi is no longer available, as the Flash Player is no longer available. Please download the FREE Educator Guide anyway.
WHEN YOU SEE A GOOD DEED, PUT IN A SEED!
Encouraging children to look for the good in other people and to see the good deeds that their friends and family are doing. Each time the child sees someone doing a mitzvah or good deed, they record it in a seed which they drag into a pomegranate. As they fill the pomegranate with good deeds, they come closer to the concept of “Love your neighbor as yourself”.
We invite you to virtually experience the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Earn shekels by exploring the original blueprints of the Torah texts and the discussions of ancient Jewish sages, and then use these clues as a guide to find the Arba Minim and to build a sukkah.
Race to the Red Sea
Run! Run! Run! You are a Jew who is trying to escape Egypt and make it to the Red Sea. You can use the plagues to slow down the Egyptians, and you have to collect certain power ups to survive past them. Some of the many plagues are wild animals, boils, and blood. You can either avoid the Pharaoh by jumping over him, or hit him with plagues. While this is going on, you also have to collect letters to spell the 10 plagues in Hebrew. This game was made by the 7th grade students at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School.