Teaching through the visual arts can assume an important place in the education process by empowering teachers to find new ways of appealing to learners. Since regular coursework does not highlight the important role of the visual arts in Jewish history, the Jewish Art in Jewish Classrooms (JAJC) program is designed to fill that gap, with appropriate flexibility for the teacher. Tobi-Kahn-1

The technique of observation, response, and analysis provides the tools to extract valuable lessons from nearly any artwork.  The JAJC program uses this observation, response and analysis technique to help our Jewish children learn about their history, rituals and customs. Our own IOU process incorporates this technique into our JAJC curriculum, with images, such as Tobi Kahn's shown at left.

While the JAJC curriculum is designed for a single classroom session, it includes suggestions for further exploration with an all-in-the-box approach suitable for multiple grade groups. 

Numerous studies have demonstrated the need for an innovative approach to educating our Jewish youth. Today, the overwhelming majority of Jews in America find being Jewish is a matter of ancestry or culture, while minimizing its importance as a religion. 

Our JAJC project bridges this gap between observance and culture,  strongly reinforcing the sense of pride and belonging found among American Jews, while offering insights into the imortance of the rituals. The JAJC project fits perfectly into this bridge between observance and culture and strongly reinforces the overwhelming sense of pride and belonging still found among American Jews.

Our materials offer a complete program, with appropriate flexibility for the teacher. While the curriculum is designed for a single classroom session, it includes suggestions for further exploration with an all-in-the-box approach.

For more information about this project and the work of JAE, call us at 1-888-315-8671, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..