Butterflies - Coloring the Memories

Holocaust Remembrance Day Activity for Grades 2-6

A few years ago, Ms. Sue Klau of Puerto Rico, a leading activist in the local Jewish community, initiated a project to commemorate one and a half million Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust. Inspired by the poem "The Butterfly", written by Pavel Friedmann while he was incarcerated in Terezin Ghetto, Ms. Klau decided to adopt the butterfly as a symbol of these children.


The goal of the project is to encourage children around the world to send one and a half million colored butterflies so that every Jewish child murdered in the Holocaust will be remembered as a human being who had hopes and dreams of freedom.


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Yachdav@ 70 Years of Israel

An Interactive Game for Grades 5-8

“70 Years of Israel” is an interactive game, in which the participants go through stations in order to answer questions about Israel, by scanning QR codes and watching videos made by the Israeli Yachdav classes.​

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Different Perspectives on Zionism

Teens and Adults' Study Kit

Rabbi Tamar Duvdevani

This study kit will present three excerpts from articles published in Israel and outside of Israel over the past thirty years, presenting different approaches regarding the definition of Zionism, its current tasks (following the establishment of the State of Israel), and its values. These sources are lengthy and accordingly are not presented here in full, but the references allow those who are interested to study the full articles.

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The Prayer for the State of Israel 

Teens and Adults' Study Kit


Rabbi Tamar Duvdevani

This study kit presents the two sources that formed the foundation for the prayer for the ruler, and later for the prayer for the State of Israel. This is followed by four different versions of the prayer for the State of Israel. The conclusion presents questions encouraging a comparison between the different versions.

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Havdalah Between Yom ha’Zikaron and Yom ha’Atzmaut


In Israel, the Memorial Day for fallen soldiers (Yom ha’Zikaron), was set for the 4th of Iyar – one day before Israel's Independence Day (Yom ha’Atzmaut). One of the determining considerations for setting the two days one after the other was that it was believed to be appropriate to combine the joy and pride of victory and independence with the memory of the painful cost of such independence.


In recent years, attempts have been made by various Jewish organizations in Israel to ponder over this sharp, complex and challenging switch from sorrow to happiness, memorial and independence, with the use of the term Havdalah, borrowed from the Jewish ritual separating Shabbat from the rest of the week. 


We invite you to use this Havdalah collection at your congregations around the world, in order to form a space for prayer and discussion about Israel’s Independence Day.



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