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Resources For Teachers

The Education Department has a vast array of ideas and programs that it seeks to bring to a wider audience in the United States, Israel, and throughout the world. 

Educators receive training on accessing unique primary source material as well as on bringing the lessons and programs into the classroom or youth group settings.

These are YOUR teacher resources.

Young Jerusalem Curators educational enrichment program. Photo: Assaf Pinchuk.

The Library’s expert team of educators has developed a treasure trove of materials to help formal and informal educators throughout the world bring history, Israel, heritage, the Middle East, culture, humanities, arts and so much more to K-12 learners.

Education at the National Library. Photo: Assaf Pinchuk.

NLI’s English-language education websites, Education at NLI and Treasures of the National Library, present lesson plans and activities by age group and thematic topic—ranging from Bar/Bat Mitzvah personalized experiences to creative lesson plans on historical figures such as Hannah Senesh.


We are excited to share a video article published by The Lookstein Center on how the National Library of Israel’s amazing treasures bring history and culture to life. Shuvi Hoffman, NLI’s Global Jewish Education Manager, gives a tour of what NLI has to offer, including great tips for educators on how to enhance their programs with NLI’s expansive resources.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations are an important milestone, as teens embark on their personal journey toward becoming independent members of the Jewish people. In this new program, The National Library invites teens to explore their heritage and reflect on their personal connection to it.

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For more information about the latest educational programs, contact Shuvi Hoffman, Global Jewish Education Manager, at

Resources For Researchers

A wealth of resources for scholars, researchers, and knowledge seekers.

Resources For The Public

Digitized treasures, family history services, and online cultural events and more.

Resources For Partner Organizations

Educational programming, expert speakers, mission planning support, and other services.