150+ pages of lesson plans, resources, and discussion guides to help educators explore the themes presented in the film Hineini with youth and young adults.
The Hineini Curriculum Resource Guide provides materials that facilitate the use of the documentary in diverse Jewish educational settings. It gives Jewish educators and program staff resources to integrate the study of GLBT issues into programs and curricula and to explore timely issues including:
- Sexual orientation and gender identity in a Jewish context
- Jewish pluralism
- Identity and difference
- Youth activism
- Social change and community building
I found the curriculum amazing – including topics and connections to Judaism that would never have occurred to me!
– Rabbi Carol Stein, High School of Jewish Studies, Agency for Jewish Education, San Diego, CA
I love the Curriculum Guide because I think that the best way for kids to learn is to make them a little uncomfortable. The materials were student-centered, and I really feel that my students gained a certain maturity through doing this unit. They began to understand that these halakhic questions and perspectives on gender and on sexual orientation had real implications for gay and lesbian and transgender Jews.
– Jill Weinberg, Judaic Studies Department Head, Maimonides Upper School San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, CA