Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
 
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

A Guide to 'JOES Boxes'
'Jewish Objects for Education in Scotland'
 
JOES Boxes information booklet

The vision for an educational resource that is "positive, educational, and memorable" came from SCoJeC Education and Community Development Worker Zoe Jacobs, who designed our programme of information sessions about Judaism for schools and community groups, and developed a training programme to equip volunteers to deliver these sessions.

The boxes include a range of objects, listed below, that can all be used to stimulate interest about Judaism and understanding of the Jewish way of life – as Zoe said at the launch, "to increase the quality of Jewish education, deepen understanding, and make abstract ideas and people, real and living."

The initiative has been welcomed by Joe Walker, Senior Education Officer for Religious and Moral Education at Education Scotland, who has described the resources as "authentic – the real deal", and encourages teachers to use them as "to help young people engage, and ask the deep and meaningful questions." 

Any schools wishing to borrow one of JOES Boxes should contact their local Education Authority.

Click here or on the image to the right to read the full information booklet listing the contents of each box and giving brief details about each item.

For information about any of the items below, please click on the relevant image.

Video
Resources

Shabbat Candlesticks

Kiddush Cup

Challah

 
Shabbat Candlesticks
Kiddush Cup
Challah Cover
       

Havdalah Set

Shofar

Yom Kippur

Sukkah

Havdalah Set
Rosh HaShanah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot: Sukkah
       

Simchat Torah: Flags

Chanukah: Chanukiah

Chanukah: Dreidel

Purim: Gregger

Simchat Torah: Flag
Chanukah: Chanukiah
Chanukah: Dreidel
Purim: Gregger
       

Pesach: Seder Plate

Shavuot

Sefer Torah

Mezuzah

Pesach: Seder Plate
Shavuot
Torah Scroll
Mezuzah
       

Kippah

Tallit

Magen David

Siddur

Kippah
Tallit
Magen David
Siddur
       

Tzedakah Box

Calendar of Jewish Festivals

Acknowledgements

 
Tzedakah Box
Calendar of Jewish Festivals
   

 

   
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