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BJL Beginnings

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  • Each Building Jewish Lief Beginnings packet includes twenty-four student lessons and eight family/home lessons, the list of lessons is a the bottom of the page.

    Grades: Pre-K-1     BJL Beginnings is a comprehensive resource that provides teachers with everything they need to teach young learners about the Jewish holidays, symbols, values, and rituals. With its colorful illustrations, engaging text, and interactive activities, BJL Beginnings helps young learners develop their language skills while exploring the richness of Jewish holiday traditions.

    As a teacher or educator, BJL Beginnings is the perfect tool to help you create an interactive and engaging curriculum that will inspire your students to learn and grow. With its innovative teaching strategies, texts, and interactive activities, BJL Beginnings provides a fun and transformative learning experience that will leave your students feeling excited and inspired.

    BJL Beginnings series combines the discovery and exploration of Jewish holidays, the Jewish home, synagogue, and the family with Hebrew reading readiness in twenty-four full-color student folders and eight parent folders. BJL: Beginnings is the perfect foundation for the beginning of Jewish learning.

    Consider it for either kindergarten or first grade. It introduces students to the celebratory aspects of home, family, synagogue, and community. It talks about God. It matches each of these celebrations to a Hebrew letter via a keyword. In addition, parents are invited into this process through a series of send-home folders that enable family celebration.

    Teachers will love this material because the folders provide a consistent platform for instruction while allowing for maximum teacher individuality and creativity. The full-color folders suggest the joy and beauty of Jewish life, inviting student and family involvement and participation.

    • Share the excitement! When you are excited about BJL Beginnings, your students will be too
    • Make it a community experience! BJL Beginnings is a great way to help your students develop a sense of community. Encourage them to share their stories and experiences with each other.

     BJL Beginnings includes the following:  

    Ha-Motzi/Birkat ha-Mazon—BET (Brakhah)
    Rosh ha-Shanah—SHIN (Shofar)
    Tzedakah—TZADE (Tzedakah)
    Yom Kippur—TET (Tallit)
    Tu B'shvat—AYIN (Eitz)
    Sukkot—LAMED (Lulav)
    Jews Around the World—KUF (Kehillah)
    Simhat Torah— DALET (Degel)
    Lifetime of Study—RESH (Rav)
    Sefer Torah—TAV (Torah)
    Purim—VAV (Vashti)
    Beit K'nesset—KAF (Kippah)
    Shabbat—NUN (Nerot)
    Passover—SAMEKH (Seder)
    Havdalah—HEY (Havdalah)
    Israel—YUD (Yerushalayim)
    GodBeing a Mensch—GIMEL (Gimlut Hasadim)
    Family Values@Home
    Saying the Shema—ALEF (Ehad)
    Mitzvah—PEY (Pri)
    Mezuzah—MEM (Mezuzah)
    Shavuot—ZAYIN (Z'man)
    Hanukkah—Het (Hanukkiyah)
    Jewish Calendar

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