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Jewish Holidays

The resources in this section of the website were developed for elementary and middle-school teachers but may be adapted by high school teachers as well. This is not a Jewish Studies curriculum per se as we recognize that each school has guidelines grounded in its own mission and philosophy. Instead, these materials are intended to supplement and enhance the exploration of Jewish holidays and rituals.

Works of Art

Ideas for exploring the Jewish holidays through art and artifacts by highlighting ten unique objects from The Jewish Museum's extensive collection.

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The works of art and artifacts featured on this site have been grouped into four themes. Select a holiday theme:

Ceremonial Objects
Contemporary Perspectives

Jewish Holidays Activities

Each activity is connected to works of art and relates to specific academic disciplines, themes, and grades.

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Resources & Glossary

Explore a list of terms and definitions relating to art, and the Jewish holidays as well as educational websites and resources.