Rhythms of the Jewish Year: The Omer & Israel's birthday

April 7, 2022

The rhythms of the Jewish year imbue our schools with an energy that becomes a part of us. The spring period between Passover and the end of the school year feels like a barrage of lesser known celebrations and rituals. In this session we will dive into two of these: the OMER and YOM HA'ATZMAUT.

When it comes to understanding the big ideas, hands-on rituals, and emergent classroom investigations that flow from these traditions, there is much to learn for novice and veteran educators alike.

How do we welcome and embrace these timely traditions without putting the curriculum on hold?

This offering is brought to you by a collaboration between JCC Association's Sheva Center, Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ), The Paradigm Project, the Jewish Education Project, the Jewish Early Childhood Association, American Jewish University, the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS, and the Jewish Federations and education agencies of Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, Greater MetroWest NJ, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.



  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement