Educational Resources

AJWS believes that teaching and learning are vital components of Jewish global citizenship. Our resources are designed to support the work of clergy, teachers, camp counselors and lay leaders in facilitating compelling, informative and meaningful education programs that link Judaism and global justice.

Please contact education@ajws.org to find out how we can further support your work.

Adult Learning Modules: Handbooks of information, model lessons and Jewish texts relating to HIV/AIDS, poverty and women's empowerment

Expanding the Universe of Obligation: AJWS's service learning curriculum

Live the Questions: A Service-Learning Curriculum for the World Partners Fellowship in India

From the Sources: Text studies for the Jewish holidays

Global Hunger Shabbat: Text studies, activities, speaking resources, prayers and readings, videos and action opportunities on the issue of global hunger. Originally created for Global Hunger Shabbat, but can be used any time.

Global Justice Book & Film Forum: Book and film guides

Jewish Responses to Genocide: A text study exploring Jewish perspectives on genocide

Not on Our Watch:This is an experiential curriculum designed for camp directors and educators to help middle school students and campers understand the genocide in Darfur.

On1Foot: A free online database of thousands of Jewish texts, text studies, and divrei Torah related to social justice; and a custom source sheet builder.

Where Do You Give?: Innovative lesson plans challenging middle school students to examine where they give, to whom and why.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Educational resources for Jewish high school groups touring Women Hold Up Half the Sky, a museum exhibit about turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide.