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From the ISJL Education Program Bank: POB Programming!
By Elias Chajet, ISJL Education Fellow
During Jewish Book Month, it may be difficult to find a book that is suitable for the whole family. Half of the family may want to read about Jewish Mysticism while the other half wants to read first person narratives from the Golden Era of Spanish Jewry. While it is nice reading a book on your own it is even more fun to read or learn with a group. Two years ago, during our annual Education Conference, we attempted provide participants with dozens of text based program ideas in under an hour. During our People of the Book, or “POB,” programming, Fellows and staff went from table to table running an expedited version of one program while outlining two or three versions of a similar program written for differing age groups. Unfortunately conference had to end and our participants had to head back home, without participating or seeing all of the potential POB programs in action. Since the 2015 Education Conference, all of these amazing programs have been sitting in our program bank waiting to be used.
From Jewish literature to Kabbalah and Midrash to Philosophy, our POB programs will take you through Jewish texts like never before. You will be prompted to think critically about your personal and family philosophy by looking at modern cartoons and ancient Jewish philosophers. You could even act as a living Midrash while acting out the continuation or a Torah story. With all of these resources at your fingertips the potential for fun, experiential learning, is endless. Jewish texts can be daunting but POB is our attempt to alleviate any anxieties that could prevent you from exploring the works of Jewish minds.
To access any of our 18 People of the Book programs contact your Education Fellow, who can edit any program to fit your specific needs.