Hazon Educational Library: Pollinators
Jewish Food for Thought: Caring for Pollinators
by Beth Denaburg
The series of programs focuses on the interconnections between Judaism, nature, and food - aiming to explore the threads of interconnectedness that bind people, plants, pollinators, soil, and Jewish traditions.
Exploring Do it Yourself Judaism: Crafting Hand Dipped Beeswax Shabbat Candles
by Aliza Heeren
Eden Village Camp
In this program, participants explore the intention of Shabbat and the traditional and modern meaning and purpose of lighting Shabbat candles. Participants learn about the value of making Jewish ritual objects by hand, and get a small taste of the exciting world of bees!
Category: Crafting + DIY, Pollinators, Ritual-Making, Shabbat and Holidays
Age(s): Adults, Middle School, Youth
Milkweed and Monarchs
by Rebecca Leung
This program is an introduction to the life cycle of a milkweed plant and its connection to the life cycle of monarch butterflies. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and plant milkweed and learn a song in Hebrew about butterflies.
Category: Nature Exploration, Pollinators, Science learning
Tags: butterflies, milkweed, monarch, planting, pollinators
Sweet as Honey
by Allison Blonder
This curriculum introduces honey, honeybees, and their connection to Jewish tradition.
Category: Food & Climate, Jewish Food traditions, Pollinators, Science learning
Tags: bees, honey, jewish food, science, tasting
An Alternative Tisha B’Av Experience – King Solomon and the Bee
by Elizabeth Kaplan
JCC of Greater Boston Discovery Club
This program offers an alternative to a traditional Tisha B?Av program (where participants typically learn about the destruction of the first and second temples). In this program, the instructor uses an age-appropriate book as a jumping off point to teach about an important Jewish figure who was responsible for the construction of the first temple. Hands-on activities then explore the themes in the book and allow participants to discover JOFEE connections and take-aways.
Category: Group-building, Hebrew Calendar, Nature Exploration, Pollinators
Tags: bees, teamwork, temples, tisha b'av
by Miki Levran
Discussing the four elements - earth, air, water and sun - participants gained a greater understanding of the world they live in. This is a tool to help introduce the days ahead allowing the participants to get excited for what's to come, to be more engaged during the field trip, to connect to nature in their own way.
Category: Herbalism & Wild Edibles, Nature Exploration, Pollinators
Age(s): B'nai Mitzvah, Teens
Rosh Hashanah Honeybees
by Josh Kleymer
Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati
Using Rosh Hashanah as a springboard, the children will learn about bees and how they make honey. They will participate in a hide and seek type game before a wrap up discussion and honey taste test.
Age(s): Early Childhood
by Henry Schmidt
Understanding pollinators is an hour-long educational program that teaches about the importance of pollinators in our habitat. This program uses honeybees as a 'gateway pollinator' to teach not only the wonder of honeybees but also that their story is part of a much larger ecological phenomenon.
Tags: campers, farm and garden, honeybees, pollinators, Text
Age(s): Adults, Teens, Young Adults