Thanksgiving and Nurturing Gratitude Collection

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The Thanksgiving holiday gives us the opportunity to reflect on the importance Judaism places on nurturing a mindset of gratitude. These resources support sharing this value with our learners and developing within ourselves.

Rivka's First Thanksgiving

Rivka's First Thanksgiving: A PJ Library Book Recommendation

A children's picture book from the perspective of a Jewish immigrant.

Not This Turkey

Not This Turkey: A PJ Library Book Recommendation

A children's picture book about a family's first celebration of Thanksgiving.

Eight Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude

PJ Library's Eight Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude

A collection of activities to encourage a Jewish understanding of gratitude.

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Practicing Gratitude Exercises

This resource offers ways to express gratitude to increase one's happiness by noticing the good things that are already happening.

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Positive Thinking, Gratitude, Gemilut Chasadim

This resource features texts, activities and reflection around positive thinking, Gratitude, and Gemilut Chasadim.

David Bryfman: Gratitude

David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project, discusses gratitude at the 2016 Jewish Futures Conference.

Days of Gratitude Activities

Days of Gratitude Activities

Activities and inspirational videos that focus our attention on giving thanks.

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Gratitude Brings Happiness

Sonja Lyubomirsky shows how a simple reminder to count your blessings can have a profound impact.

Religious Action Center's Thanksgiving Study Guide

Religious Action Center's Thanksgiving Study Guide

A collection of resources linking Jewish values to the themes of Thanksgiving.

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