Special Needs


Becker Mini-Grants

Through the generosity of the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, Jewish LearningWorks is able to offer a limited number of grants of up to $3,000 to synagogues in the San Francisco Bay Area seeking to create new meaningful and relevant adult learning experiences, with an emphasis on reaching parents with children still at home. This grant does not fund family education programs in which adults and children learn together.


We believe that a comprehensive and integrated approach to Israel Education is a critical component for a holistic Jewish education. For decades, educators have looked to Jewish LearningWorks (formerly the BJE) for knowledge, skills and tools to support their work in the classroom.

We are proud to partner with The iCenter for Jewish Education to offer three of our most acclaimed resources free of charge as a gift to educators across the country.

Please note: Jewish LearningWorks is presently unable to loan hands-on resources due to the restrictions of Covid-19. 

On The Map

On the Map teaches students how to think about the history, politics and culture of Israel with scores of maps as source material.

Money Talks

Money Talks provides a new lens through which the complicated history, politics and culture of Israel can be explored.

Poster Tales

Poster Tales / Krazot Mesaprot offers analysis, dialogue and more as expressed through posters — offering a year over year snapshot of Israel from a bird’s eye view. This acclaimed resource ended with Israel@60.

Apartment for Rent – Puppet Show

Apartment for Rent is a dynamic, inventive program introducing students to Israel’s most beloved children’s book written by renowned author Leah Goldberg.

Special Needs Resource Guide

Special Needs Workshop Videos

Special Needs 101: Differentiated Instruction

September 17, 2019 – David Neufeld

Special Needs 101: Moving From Observation to Action

November 12, 2019 – David Neufeld

Special Needs 101: Navigating Difficult Conversations

December 17, 2019 – David Neufeld

Autism 201

February 4, 2020 – David Neufeld

ADHD 201

March 3, 2020 – David Neufeld

Sensory Challenges 201

April 14, 2020 – David Neufeld