The Covenant Classroom: Online Resources for Social Distance Learning

For several months, students and educators alike have been acclimating to a new reality—at home, and in the world of Jewish education, too. While this is an extremely challenging time, here at The Covenant Foundation we have also been awed by the extreme productivity and creativity of our colleagues, grantees, award recipients and friends. In an effort to highlight all of the excellent work that has been produced with distance learning in mind, we have collected several searchable resources on this page.

We hope this collection will serve as a source of inspiration to teachers, students and anyone who seeks to deepen their learning and connection to Judaism, despite the screens that currently separate us.


10/21/2020

The Virtual Jewish Experience Shuk

Kids & Families (All Ages)

A centralized marketplace of virtual Jewish content and experiences, providing camps, informal educators, and families with direct access to the best of creative and cutting-edge Jewish engagement. 

10/06/2020

Creative Exercises for Sukkot Reflection and Meaning Making

Adult Learning, Holiday

Ideas for ways to inject art and reflection into the Sukkot holiday, for students, teachers and families, via the Jewish Studio Project.

09/30/2020

Ji Bytes for Kids

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Materials for self-directed learning for kids, on Jewish holiday topics, including games and videos.

09/30/2020

Ji Tap Interactive Platform

Teacher Education

Create online Jewish games in minutes, using the Ji platform.

09/30/2020

Ji Tap Interactive Platform

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Create online Jewish games in minutes, using the Ji platform.

09/30/2020

Ji Interactive Apps

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Free apps for use at home or in school, covering a range of Jewish studies topics for kids.

09/30/2020

Ji Bytes Resources for Educators

Holiday, Kids & Families (All Ages)

Downloadable pdf resources for educators and parents, filled with facts and activity ideas to prepare children for the major Jewish holidays. (Available in English, Hebrew and French.)

09/25/2020

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Prompts and Ideas from Areyvut

Adult Learning, Holiday

Resources to help families, students and communities enhance their Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences. 

09/25/2020

Jewish Holidays in a Box

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Jewish holiday resources for teachers, Jewish and interfaith kids and their families.

09/25/2020

Jewish Holidays in a Box

ECE (Early Childhood Materials), Holiday

Jewish holiday resources for teachers, Jewish and interfaith kids and their families.

09/01/2020

The Art of Teshuva: Creative Prompts for Renewal

Adult Learning, Arts and Culture, Teen

Creative exercises for each week during of the month of Elul, from The Jewish Studio Project.

08/27/2020

Pirkei Avot: In the Image

Teacher Education

Learners will discover the wisdom of Pirkei Avot and its relevance to our own complicated times, and explore these texts through the lens of accomplished photographer, Zion Ozeri.

08/27/2020

Pirkei Avot: In the Image

Adult Learning

Learners will discover the wisdom of Pirkei Avot and its relevance to our own complicated times, and explore these texts through the lens of accomplished photographer, Zion Ozeri.

08/07/2020

La-Bri’ut: To Our Health and Wellness

Teacher Education

An exciting, new values-based curriculum designed for learners in kindergarten through sixth grade, from the The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

08/07/2020

La-Bri’ut: To Our Health and Wellness

Kids & Families (All Ages)

An exciting, new values-based curriculum designed for learners in kindergarten through sixth grade, from the The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

08/03/2020

Rabbi Seltzer’s Pandemic Superheroes

Teacher Education

Rabbi Stuart Seltzer's missions for building a student movement of good will during the pandemic.

07/31/2020

Facing History Back to School Resources

Teacher Education

Resources to support the social–emotional needs of students, whether in person, remote, or a hybrid this fall.

07/14/2020

Eden Village Camp Home(in)Stead

Kids & Families (All Ages)

"Virtual" summer camp featuring everything from DIY instructional videos and Modeh Ani to Teen Programs and Bunk Meetups.

07/14/2020

Eden Village Camp Home(in)Stead

Teen

"Virtual" summer camp featuring everything from DIY instructional videos and Modeh Ani to Teen Programs and Bunk Meetups.

07/07/2020

Jewish Together Summer#5780 Resources

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Variety of virtual opportunities for kids and college students, families and twenty somethings, offered by all types of Jewish organizations, all curated by JewishTogether

06/24/2020

Giraffe Heroes Project Resources

Teacher Education

Giraffe Heroes Project pandemic resources, including curriculua for teens and grades K-2.

06/16/2020

Edah at Home

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Edah online resources and faciliated activities

06/11/2020

Facing History Civil Rights Resources

Adult Learning

Study resources based on "Eyes on the Prize" documentary on the civil rights movement

06/11/2020

Jewish Women’s Archive Virtual Events

Adult Learning

JWA virtual gatherings, featuring discussions, online courses, and The Quarentine Book Club

06/09/2020

Camp Yalla Virtual Summer Camp

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Camp Yalla virtual summer camp for kids ages 8-12.

06/05/2020

Jewish Ed Project Racial Justice Resources

Adult Learning

Racial Justice: responding to the moment and beyond

06/05/2020

Jewish Ed Project Racial Justice Resources

Teacher Education

Racial Justice: responding to the moment and beyond

06/04/2020

MoEd Virtual Summer Camp

Kids & Families (All Ages)

MoEd’s camp program over Zoom, with many fun activities

06/03/2020

The Florida Holcaust Museum Virtual Resources

Teacher Education

Virtual resources to teach about the Holocaust, including a virtual tour and virtual Zoom classes

06/03/2020

The Florida Holcaust Museum Virtual Resources

Adult Learning

Virtual resources to teach about the Holocaust, including a virtual tour and virtual Zoom classes

06/01/2020

Melton School Online Courses

Adult Learning

Register for online learning classes from the Melton School

05/28/2020

Jewish Grandparents Network The Whole World Is A Narrow Bridge Film

Adult Learning

A timely conversation on the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of grandparenting during difficult times

05/28/2020

Jewish Grandparents Network Carrying It Forward Video

Adult Learning

Why it is so important for grandparents to share values with their grandchildren

05/27/2020

My Jewish Learning Online Events and Resources

Adult Learning

Daily guide to Zoom events, livestreams and other online resources

05/27/2020

Hazon After the Plague Conversations

Adult Learning

Hazon's Zoom conversations with Nigel Savage

05/27/2020

Hazon at Home

Adult Learning

Reading, events and other resources from the Jewish lab for sustainability

05/26/2020

Areyvut Teen General Resources

Teen

General resources by topic from Areyvut

05/26/2020

Areyvut Shavuot 2020

Holiday

Shavuot topics for discussion for Jewish youth and teens

05/26/2020

Meredith Polsky Picture Stories

ECE (Early Childhood Materials)

Short picture stories to help young children manage life transitions and everyday challenges

05/22/2020

Pardes Adult Education Bootcamp

Adult Learning

Take a deep dive into the art of crafting and facilitating an interactive text study for adult learners

05/22/2020

Pardes Online Summer Programs

Adult Learning

Pardes online summer program for advancing your Jewish learning

05/22/2020

Pardes Weekly Parashat HaShavuah Class

Adult Learning

Join Rav Meir for a weekly PaParashat HaShavuah class

05/22/2020

American Sephardi Federation Institute of Jewish Experience

Adult Learning

Music, webinars and other events from ASF Institute of Jewish Experience

05/22/2020

“Moving Traditions General Resources

Kids & Families (All Ages)

General resources from Moving Traditions, supporting Jewish youth and partner educators to connect meaningfully online

05/22/2020

Moving Traditions General Resources

Adult Learning

General resources from Moving Traditions, supporting Jewish youth and partner educators to connect meaningfully online

05/22/2020

Moving Traditions Adapting Curriculum Webinar

Teacher Education

Webinars on adapting curriculum to an online platform

05/22/2020

Hebrew At The Center Four Compelling Conversations

Adult Learning

Four conversations about Hebrew and the Jewish experience

05/22/2020

Hebrew at the Center

Teacher Education

Webinars, complimentary hours with senior Hebrew at the Center (HATC) leaders, and consulting services

05/22/2020

Hadar Virtual Beit Midrash

Adult Learning

The best way to stay up to date on all web based learning offered by Hadar, including classes, Teffilah, music and more

05/22/2020

Project Zug

Adult Learning

Pick a course, find a learning partner, and learn together

05/21/2020

NMAJH Open Book

Teacher Education

The NMAJH national curriculum to teach American Jewish history through objects and partner learning

05/20/2020

JPRO Masterclass with Diana Bloom

Adult Learning

Task management with less stress, with Diana Bloom

05/20/2020

JPRO Masterclass with Erica Brown

Adult Learning

specific class not available any more.

05/20/2020

Tablet Hebrew School Podcast

Kids & Families (All Ages)

A weekly game show featuring real kids answering questions about all things Jewish

05/19/2020

Gefilteria Session (Jewish Food Fest) 3

Arts and Culture

"The Shtetl Pantry of Your Dreams" with The Gefilteria, live cooking from the Jewish Food Fest

05/19/2020

Gefilteria Session (Jewish Food Fest) 2

Arts and Culture

"Building Community Through Food", from the Jewish Food Fest

05/19/2020

Gefilteria Session (Jewish Food Fest) 1

Arts and Culture

"The State of the Deli", hosted by David Sax, from the Jewish Food Fest

05/13/2020

Days of Gratitude

Holiday

Activities and prompts designed to help sharing gratitude

05/13/2020

Reboot Doc Series

Adult Learning

A series of documentary shorts to inspire audiences to live meaningful lives with creativity, wisdom, wit, and candor

05/12/2020

Jewish Ed Project Livecast

Teacher Education

Weekly livecast with Jewish Ed Project CEO David Bryfman and guest speakers

05/12/2020

Tizmoret Zoom Concert

Arts and Culture

Tizmoert's rendition of "Darkeinu"

05/12/2020

Tizmoret Zoom Concerts

Arts and Culture

Music from Queens College's a cappella band

05/12/2020

Jewish Food Fest

Arts and Culture

Workshops & conversations, happy hours, and Shabbat dinners, 10 days of virtual food events

05/12/2020

Institute for Jewish Spirituality Mindfulness Resources

Adult Learning

Meditations, Torah studies and other mindfulness resources

05/08/2020

JFS Seattle Webinars

Adult Learning

Zoom webinars from the Jewish Family Service in Seattle

05/08/2020

The Jewish Grandparenting Network

Adult Learning

Join video panel discussions about grandparenting today

05/08/2020

Joel Chasnoff Comedy Seminars

Arts and Culture

Laugh and learn online with Joel Chasnoff

05/08/2020

Share Your Story with YIVO

Arts and Culture

Add your story to the archive of the lives and experiences of the Jewish community

05/08/2020

Pearlstone Center Online Programming

Arts and Culture

Programs from the Jack Pearlstone Institute for Living Judaism

05/08/2020

Alicia Jo poetry, etc.

Arts and Culture

Alicia Jo Rabins' unfiltered reflections on a worldwide pandemic from a bathtub in Portland, Oregon

05/08/2020

Tiffany Shlain Video Submissions

Arts and Culture

A Zoom interactive experience with Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

05/08/2020

Tiffany Shlain Video Submissions

Arts and Culture

Zoom baking class with people from all over the world and guest bakers

05/08/2020

Alliance for Jewish Theater

Arts and Culture

Submissions from the AJT's first virtual theatre project: The Telling Monologues

05/08/2020

Museum of the Jewish People, Various stay at home resources:

Arts and Culture

meaningful, easy activities for students and families fromBeit Hatfutsot

05/08/2020

Museum of the Jewish People, Full virtual tour:

Arts and Culture

Full tour of the new wing of the Museum of the Jewish people at Beit Hatfutsot

05/08/2020

American Jewish Historical Society Emma Lazarus: (Live Talks)

Arts and Culture

Explore the virtual Emma Lazarus curriculum from the AJHS

05/08/2020

Jewish Film Institute

Arts and Culture

Specially curated program exploring the ritual of sharing a good meal and meeting the creators behind three legendary Jewish food institutions

05/08/2020

Tablet Live events

Arts and Culture

A weekly series of live events including concerts, culinary experiences, art happenings and more

05/08/2020

Jewish Ed Project resources

Teacher Education

Webinars and recordings about coronavirus COVID-19 for educators

05/08/2020

Facing History materials

Teacher Education

A series of live and on-demand webinars on student-centered learning, creating community online, and navigating the transition to digital learning

05/08/2020

Edah

Teacher Education

Hebrew-infused, experiential learning activities for children grades K to 5

05/08/2020

Repair the World Passover Resources

Holiday

Resources, haggadah inserts, and additions to your table to spark meaningful conversations at your seder

05/08/2020

B’Chol Lashon Passover Resources

Holiday

Music, films, recipes and other resources to celebrate Passover

05/08/2020

B’Chol Lashon Passover Resources

Holiday

Educational resources exploring the history and traditions of Jewish communities around the world

05/08/2020

Museum of the Jewish People, Various stay at home resources:

Kids & Families (All Ages)

meaningful, easy activities for students and families fromBeit Hatfutsot

05/08/2020

PJ Library

Kids & Families (All Ages)

Virtual author visits, classes, sing alongs and other resources for quarantined families

05/08/2020

Moving Traditions Teen Resources

Teen

Tips and activities for discussing Corona with teens

05/08/2020

Cayton Museum virtual recess

ECE (Early Childhood Materials)

05/08/2020

Cayton Museum virtual recess

ECE (Early Childhood Materials)

Music, storytelling and other activities from Cayton Children's Museum in California

05/08/2020

Meredith Polsky new book for kids “My School is closed today”/ Matan

ECE (Early Childhood Materials)

A children's book dealing with Corona

05/08/2020

Anna Hartman/The Paradigm Project (ECE) webinars:

ECE (Early Childhood Materials)

A selection of webinars about Jewish early childhood education

05/08/2020

Alicia Jo Rabins poetry, etc.

Adult Learning

Alicia Jo Rabins' unfiltered reflections on a worldwide pandemic from a bathtub in Portland, Oregon

05/08/2020

Tiffany Shlain Video Submissions

Adult Learning

A Zoom interactive experience with Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

05/08/2020

Tiffany Shlain Video Submissions

Adult Learning

Zoom baking class with people from all over the world and guest bakers

05/08/2020

Tablet Live events

Adult Learning

A weekly series of live events including concerts, culinary experiences, art happenings and more

05/08/2020

HUC-JIR’s Beit HaYotzer/The Creativity Braintrust

Adult Learning

A Digital Learning Series brought to you by HUC-JIR’s School of Education and the Covenant Foundation

05/08/2020

Alliance for Jewish Theater

Adult Learning

Submissions from the AJT's first virtual theatre project: The Telling Monologues

05/08/2020

Museum of the Jewish People, Full virtual tour:

Adult Learning

Full tour of the new wing of the Museum of the Jewish people at Beit Hatfutsot

05/08/2020

American Jewish Historical Society Emma Lazarus: (Live Talks), Contact: [email protected] for more information A Virtual Salon With Emma Lazarus. Virtual Curriculum

Adult Learning

Explore the virtual Emma Lazarus curriculum from the AJHS

05/08/2020

Mechon Hadar Virtual Beit Midrash

Adult Learning

The best way to stay up to date on all web based learning offered by Hadar, including classes, Teffilah, music and more

05/08/2020

Pearlstone Online

Adult Learning

Programs from the Jack Pearlstone Institute for Living Judaism

05/08/2020

ISJL Resources

Adult Learning

Learning, engagement, music, resources, and more from the ISJL

05/08/2020

Jewish Film Institute

Adult Learning

Specially curated program exploring the ritual of sharing a good meal and meeting the creators behind three legendary Jewish food institutions

05/08/2020

Limmud FSU

Adult Learning

Online Jewish Learning in all subjects, in Russian and English

05/08/2020

Reboot Podcasts, etc.

Adult Learning

A twice-weekly series of funny, insightful, and revealing 10-minute conversations between Emmy-winning daily show producer Steve Bodow and some of America's least house-leaving artists and thinkers

05/08/2020

Reboot Podcasts, etc.

Adult Learning

A podcast about “doing Judaism during a pandemic,” from Reboot, an arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions.

05/08/2020

Story Forward

Adult Learning

A collection of public conversations and writing seminars dedicated to helping individuals and communities find their voice through stories