Shavuot – Kindness Connects Us

Posted by PCJE Staff on May 21, 2020
Topics: Pardes Holiday Companions, Shavuot, Teaching Resources & Education

Holiday Companion Series: Shavuot – Kindness Connects Us

An Educator’s Guide for Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively


The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is working on a new initiative to integrate Social-Emotional Learning into the Pardes Mahloket Matters curriculum for constructive conflict resolution. Our aim is to equip students with the competencies and resources they need to navigate today’s world, and to support them in transforming challenges into opportunities for growth, connection, understanding, and creative problem-solving.

This interactive, Zoom-friendly lesson (shareable slides included) is designed for teachers to use with students in 4th-6th grade as we approach Shavuot. Celebrating the gift of the Torah as a source of tremendous wisdom in our lives, we explore a different, nuanced understanding of the “golden rule,” V’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, which trains and empowers Jewish studies teachers and experiential Jewish educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals, was delighted to call upon our faculty and alumni to contribute to this updated collection. From our family to yours, stay healthy, stay well, and stay safe – חג שמח!

You can download and print the companion in full color or black and white, by clicking here.

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The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers pre-service Jewish studies teachers and experiential Jewish educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals. PCJE also provides in-service training programs, in-service support, professional development, and curricular programming. PCJE has amassed and created an extensive and useful collection of content and resources for Jewish educators. Click here to search the PCJE Elmad channel.

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