Yom HaAtzma'ut 2020: Selected and Special Resources
These are indeed unusual and distressing times that call for creative ways to celebrate Israel's Independence Day. We have developed and collected resources which we are excited to share with you since they represent some wonderful, engaging, and meaningful opportunities to still observe and celebrate Yom HaAtzma'ut at this time.
Our main collection is a special folder for Yom HaAtzma'ut in our Google Drive Collated Educator Resources and we have featured some of them below as well for quick access.
- “Ten Days of Awe-Some Israel” | Building up to Yom HaAtzma’ut 2020/5780
Developed by Abby Pitkowsky, our Director of Israel Education, this day-by-day guide gives you resources and suggestions for how to use them.
- Our specially curated staff collection of Yom HaAtzma'ut Resources for 2020 tagged by age groups - Early Childhood, Elementary, Teens, Families, and Educators.
- Our recent webinars:
- Yom HaAtzma'ut 2020: Celebrating with Young Children and Families and all of its related resources (posted on our Coronavirus Response Webinars' page).
- NEW... Your Yom HaAtzma'ut 2020 Game Plan
Rich Walter, VP of Curriculum and Outreach at the Center for Israel Education, shares his knowledge, resources, and practical ideas, along with practitioners who have recently reinvented their plans to deliver content-rich and meaningful learning experiences virtually.
- As always, our Israel Education section (which is linked above), offers a powerful guide for how we think about Israel Education.
Special for Yom HaZikaron
- MASA Yom HaZikaron Educational Guide
Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror - Educational Activities for Masa participants
A Face. The Day. A Memory.
In these challenging times, when face-to-face meetings between friends, extended families, and community members are not possible, A Face. The Day. A Memory seeks to strengthen the bond between Israel and Jewish communities around the globe by bringing the unique stories of those whom we have lost as the link that can help bring us closer together.
In preparation for Yom Hazikaron Beit Avi Chai is working to create a diverse set of guides for teachers and community leaders that are appropriate for interactive programs for youth. Each guide includes introductory and follow-up questions, points for discussion, and additional ideas to generate substantive and engaging conversations among the participants. These guides are pilot materials that are being tested this year.