Note: The contest is closed and is no longer accepting entries. However, the lesson plan is still a wonderful resource for teaching tzedakah.
Babaganewz worked in collaboration with American Jewish World Service to bring you an exciting new educational initiative called “Where Do You Give? Reimagining Tzedakah for the 21st Century” in 2012. Through a national design competition, online interactive media, and educational resources, Where Do You Give? engaged your students in critical questions about where we give tzedakah, to whom we give, and why.
The Got Gelt? Hanukkah lesson plan was the first phase of the Where Do You Give? project, created in collaboration with AJWS and Babaganewz. Got Gelt? is an interactive, educational experience for students and their families to:
• Inspire exploration of their tzedakah priorities.
• Encourage creative reimagining of tzedakah through a multimedia conversation including video, blogs, and other social media.
• Connect students’ learning to their families’ celebration of Hanukkah through a take-home guide for dedicating one night of the holiday to giving tzedakah.
Download the Got Gelt? lesson plan from the blue box to the right! In the blue box you will also find:
•A letter with information about additional Where Do You Give? educational resources for your school.
•A letter for you to send home to your school families about the Got Gelt? Hanukkah initiative. You can download the letter as a Word document in order to sign your name to it, print it on school letterhead, or otherwise adapt it to your needs.
Click here to learn about the Where Do You Give? National Design Competition: Student Track.