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If you are a Rel/Ed VP, you may find the following resources helpful:

Additional resources:

  •  Torah Teasers– Creative Ways to teach the weekly Torah portion. Use this as an alternative to Mincha or as an activity to introduce the Torah reading!
  • By popular demand, it’s The Natv-a-Tish Song Book! Don’t know a lot of these songs? Go on Nativ and come back as staff so that you can teach them! You can also learn some of them by searching for them here
  • Hug Me! I led… – These can be printed on Avery 5160 (30 per page) labels and are a fun way to acknowledge someone who has participated in leading Tefillot. 
  •  That Thing Called Judaism– a Guidebook for handling the challenges we face living Jewishly in a non-Jewish world
  • Want to check the trope and words for your upcoming Torah reading? Download Pocket Torah, the app for Torah Layning!
  • List of Websites for learning your Torah Reading– compiled by Nomi Small, 2012 Rel/Ed IGB.
  • Tools for Regional Rel/ed VPs such as a service outlines, a suggested app for learning your Torah reading and Guide for Gabba’im, can be found on the “Jewish Rituals and Holidays How To” Page on the left side-bar.
  • Do you find yourself lost during Tefillot and wish you had a better handle on some of the traditional tunes? Here’s one quick resource, helpful to both rel/ed VPs and every USYer. Learn how to daven online with SiddurAudio! Siddur Audio provides MP3 files of traditional Nusach. 
  • The Heschel Honor Society page: click on the link to the right recertify your membership or join the club!
  • A number of “creative” Tefillah outlines
  • A fantastic D’var Torah bank
  • Guide for Gabba’im – learn the choreography of the Torah Service with this guide.
  • Explanations of various Tefillot
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