Here is a subject that you have always wanted to teach. This book not only let’s your students talk about their classroom community but build it and experience it. If there is one experience (other than Israel) we want our students to have it is being part of a caring community. This book, by Gila Gevirtz, artfully helps each class build themselves into a sacred community.
Community is not only the subject of this book, it is also the end result of the learning and experiences in this book. While covering topics like friendship, respect, responsibility, social justice, connection, celebration, prayer, peace, and Talmud Torah, the book directs students to build relationships via each of these categories.
If the synagogue is going to survive it is going to survive as a community. Help the Jewish future by teaching your students what it means to belong.