Resources for Teaching Shmita

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The Jewish Education Project
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Shmita, "The Sabbatical Year", began Rosh Hashanah 2021. It's a beautiful time and a terrific opportunity to teach students about Eretz Yisrael, Shabbat, environmentalism, and so much more. The Jewish Educator Portal has curated a selection of resources that will aid educators in structuring lessons and teaching about The Sabbatical Year 5782.

Shemitah 101

Shemitah 101

Learn about Shemitah, the Sabbatical year: What is it and how is it relevant to us?

What is Shmitah? Video - The Lookstein Center

What is Shmitah? Video - The Lookstein Center

This video from The Lookstein Center gives an overview of Shmitah basics.

Hazon’s Shmita Project

Hazon’s Shmita Project

A Shmita sourcebook created by Hazon, The Jewish Lab for Sustainability

Shmitah Padlet - The Lookstein Center

Shmitah Padlet - The Lookstein Center

In this Padlet, students review the background information for different themes and do activities.

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