The Jewish Educator Portal has curated a unique set of resources to help teach Yom Kippur and the idea of Teshuva. From lessons plans to video essays, there's resources here to teach all ages and learning types.

Girl blowing shofar

Guides, activities, lessons, articles, recipes and more from PJ Library.

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Kippa

Activity ideas for classes and groups, including discussion questions and frameworks for lessons.

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Shofar and Prayerbook

This lesson explores common feelings that are felt by children (and adults) during Yom Kippur davening.

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Jews praying

Articles, essays, audio lectures, and video lectures on Yom Kippur.

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Girl with Magnifying Glass

A fun E-Book for young children to learn about and celebrate Yom Kippur.

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Screenshot NLI YK

Explore how Yom Kippur is marked in different times and places throughout Jewish history.

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We are Great, We Do Good

Vidui is not just for transgressions anymore! Compose a positive vidui to confess positive actions.

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Reading Between the Lines of the Book of Life

An engaging reading and writing exercise from the Blue Dove Foundation.

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Torah

Examine Kol Nidrei’s words and melody. Then use its message to fulfill promises made during the year.

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TESHUVAH TACO

Connect teshuvah, tacos, and National Taco Day to make for a real-life application of learning.

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The 12 Steps of Atonement Anonymous

Utilizing the model of Alcoholics Anonymous's 12 Steps, the 12 Steps of Atonement Anonymous helps us celebrate the High Holidays.

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I am Sorry

This lesson explores the Jewish approach to repentance, drawing on Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah.

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Staying Positive - Repentance and Eating Disorder Recovery on Yom Kippur

The experience of fasting can be very challenging for someone struggling with disordered eating.

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Drawing of Jonah praying in the belly of the whale

A short animated video of the story of Jonah and the Whale

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A collection of sheets, texts, and topics for Yom Kippur found on Sefaria.

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Exploring Ishay Ribo's "Seder Ha'Avodah" Ahead of Yom Kippur

Ishay Ribo's powerful song, "Seder Ha'Avodah", takes us on a musical and spiritual journey.

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Whale

This three-part lesson plan from for high school students explores the argument between Yonah and God.

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The Yom Kippur War: When Israel Almost Fell

In part one of this series, we delve into the various elements of this turbulent period in Israeli history.

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Understanding Tashlich: Lessons for All Learners

A discussion of the Tashlich service with texts and questions for all learners.

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Yom Kippur and Sports

We all decide how to observe Yom Kippur. Would that change if a nation is pinning its hopes on you?

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A person blowing the Shofar on a beach at sunset

A short video about the customs of Yom Kippur for children

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Paint Splatter

Consider themes from the story of Jonah and the Whale like knowing who you are in a storm.

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In life we dip or sway and even move backward at times, but as long as we are moving somewhere, we are on a path toward growth.

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Tzedakah from Hebrew School Podcast

Nachshon teaches us all about the importance of tzedakah. What a mensch!

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