Mizrahi and Sephardic Storytelling

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Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews are Jewish Diasporic groups that are often underrepresented in education and media. Mizrahi and Sephardic culture is rich, vibrant, and dynamic. In this lesson plan, students will learn about Mizrahi and Sephardic culture, analyze how cultural elements appear in folktales, and then create their own storybook incorporating folktales and elements of their own culture.

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Understand cultural elements of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish people

  2. Analyze how cultural elements appear in stories and folktales

  3. Create a storybook incorporating their own cultural elements

This lesson plan is best suited for students Grade 6-8. It is an interdisciplinary lesson plan that can be used in a wide variety of classrooms, such as: World History, Art, and Language Arts.

Rose Clubok

Rose Clubok is an incoming freshman at Barnard College of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She developed curriculum for and taught Judaic Studies at Congregation Agudas Achim's Jewish Learning Together Program for five years. She received JewishColumbus’s 2019 Twelve Torches Award for her work as a Jewish educator. She also serves on the National Curriculum Committee of Diversify Our Narrative which develops inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist curricula for K-12 schools.

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  • After School and Beyond
  • Camp
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas

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