Jewish Values Challenge Playing Cards

Jewish values card games

Playing cards for pre-teens and teens with 58 Jewish values. Each card consists of the name of the value in English, Hebrew, and transliteration, and a one-sentence explanation. Includes game instructions for 13 games in three categories: (1) Values Clarification (e.g., “Judge and Jury”), (2) Team Building (e.g., “What’s Important to Us?”), and (3) Skills Development (e.g., “Say It in Hebrew!”)

Ideal for pre-teens and teens to use in youth groups, clubs, camps, and Hebrew High programs for:

·         Values clarification

·         Team building

·         Skills development

·         Social justice programs

·         Mitzvah project development

ISBN 978-0-87441-897-2


Bulk Discounts:

1 - 4 = 5%

5 - 9 = 15%

10 + = 30%

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Scenarios for Jewish Values Challenge Playing Cards


To play Values Clarification games, create a set of Scenario cards by printing out these scenarios on Avery Labels #5292 and affixing the labels to index cards. For more information, see the Game Instructions insert inside each pack of playing cards. 

Extension Activities: 12 enrichment (“extension”) activities to bring the values to life, including a family action plan, seeking and posting values on Twitter, writing values Haikus, and using digital tools like VoiceThread and Glogster

Bonus Questions: Hundreds of questions about the values to challenge players at every grade level—3–5, 6–8, and 9–12

To customize the cards for your philanthropic program, or to learn more, contact


Jewish Values Challenge Cards may also be paired with these Behrman House materials:

A Kid’s Mensch Handbook (grades 3–5)

Living Jewish Values (grades 4–6)

Our Place in the Universe (grades 6–8)

Count Me In: Jewish Wisdom in Action (grades 5–7)

Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values (grades 5–7)

Making a Difference (grades 7–9)

The Social Action Manual (grades 8–12)