In the classroom

Dedicated to inspiring honest inquiry inside and outside the classroom, Unpacked for Educators provides formal and experiential tools to make Jewish learning accessible, relevant and substantive. Our community of educators is one-of-a-kind in its global and cross-denominational makeup.

Nuanced resources created by educators, for educators

With a rich set of teaching tools that explore the story of Israel and the Jewish people in all its complexity, the site includes:

Media library

A robust library of films and videos that help educators bring tough issues, historical complexities and multiple perspectives to life.

Lesson plans

Seamless and easy-to-implement roadmaps to help educators build skills for meaningful learning.

The Weekly email

A weekly breakdown of the toughest topic in the Jewish news cycle with prompts to easily bring complex topics into the classroom.

The Collaborative

An exclusive, international community of schools at the forefront of Israel and Jewish education connected together for professional development, networking and expert support.

Unpacked for Educators’ four critical elements

1

Educate

Educate educators about how to teach tough topics with nuance.

2

Provide

Provide educators with tools to create a learning environment that respects the wide contours of dispute that exist within the Jewish community.

3

Produce

Produce and distribute content and resources that reflect a textured and non-dogmatic philosophy to be used effectively and consistently by educators.

4

Develop

Develop a network of Jewish educators who espouse this philosophy and transmit it across their school community.

2,600+

school and institutions engaged

75

schools enrolled in exclusive international partner school program

100k+

annual website visits

91%

of students expressed a greater sense of pride in the Jewish people

Hear from our advocates

“I have been in Israel Education for over 20 years, and the work that Unpacked for Educators has been doing is unquestionably the most helpful tool I have seen.”
Seth Korelitz, Frankel Jewish Academy, Detroit, MI
“As a Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher at a pluralistic school, I am in constant search for authentic, historically accurate, easy to understand materials. I found all that and much more in the concise and super relevant teaching materials Unpacked for Educators provides me. And the icing on the cake is that my students absolutely love the videos.”
Michal Ilai, The Weber School, Atlanta, GA
"It is no understatement to say that the Collaborative / UED resources have revolutionized my teaching...The resources themselves are quite simply the best in the field. The combination of high production values, rigorously researched content and student-focused presentation make them unbeatable."
Sara Levan, JCoSS, Jewish Community Secondary School, UK
"Unpacked for Educators has been an irreplaceable tool in my daily teaching. It has allowed me to navigate relevant topics with ease involving clear learning objectives and sparking thoughtful conversations with students."
Mariel Seta, Kadima Day School, Los Angeles
"No stone is left unturned and no question is taboo. The Curricular Outline Israel: Ascending Level of Sophistication provides the framework to take on the most controversial subjects in a safe, nuanced and balanced way.”
Rabbi Eddie Shostak, Hebrew Academy Montreal, Canada
"Seemingly overnight, the History of Israel Explained video series has become a staple of our 12th grade, year-long Israel seminar."
Neil Rubin, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School, Baltimore, MD
"My experience with Unpacked for Educators has been nothing short of excellent, and has continued to improve over time. The Collaborative is an added bonus, creating and connecting a network of thoughtful, skillful professionals across the world. Having access to an additional network of educators working with their own unique communities is incredibly useful in giving context for students as they also engage with an increasingly interconnected world."
Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz, The Jean and Samuel Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit

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