Jewish Values in Action
In this activity, students will explore their personal values and develop a deeper understanding of how values inform their identities and actions. This activity makes a great compliment to a service learning project, or an introduction to tikkun olam and other actions that are informed by Jewish values.
- Certain values are distinctly Jewish
- Our values inform our identities and actions
- What are Jewish values?
- Which Jewish values are most important to you and how can you transform them into actions that you can perform in your day-to-day life?
- Dry erase/chalk board or butcher block paper
- Writing implements (markers, chalk, pens, pencils)
- Sticky notes
Notes to Teacher
The lessons included in the My Bat Mitzvah Story curriculum are intended to take much longer than an average class period, and they offer many options for extended projects. Please feel free to pick and choose what will be most practical and useful for your own classroom, and do not feel obligated to complete the lessons in full.
These lessons are intended for b’nai mitzvah students and draw on the Bat Mitzvah experience in particular. While they can certainly be completed in all-girl classrooms, teachers are encouraged to use these lessons in multi-gender classrooms as well. While the lessons are rooted in the Bat Mitzvah experience, the themes are applicable to all students in this age group.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Values in Action." (Viewed on April 18, 2021) <https://jwa.org/teach/mbms/jewish-values-in-action>.