Passport to Peoplehood for Families

Passport to Peoplehood (P2P) educational resources explore the history and traditions of Jewish communities around the world and celebrate the fact that Jews are a multicultural people. The resources collected on this page are perfect for families and children to use at home. We are currently offering free access (with registration) to these resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

Instructions: Use the tabs below to explore the resources. We will be adding new resources regularly over the coming weeks.

  • Recipes
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  • Books
  • Videos

Chinese Vegetable Dumplings

These tasty dumplings are guaranteed to bring good luck in the new year.

Israeli Hummus

Learn how to make hummus, a basic food throughout the Levantine where there have been Jewish communities for generations.

Ethiopian Spice Cookies & Other Recipes

Take an Ethiopian tea break with recipes for Spice Cookies and Spice Tea.

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are one of the universal foods of the Caribbean, and there’s no better time to enjoy them than Hanukkah!


These hamantaschen’s delicious “hidden” fillings remind us that, at Purim, the theme of concealment and disguise is everywhere.

Persian Rice Pilaf

Inspired by a classic Persian recipe, this is an eye-catching fruit-and nut-studded rice dish. The colorful “jewels” are fresh and dried cherries.

Abayudaya Haroset

Learn to make Abayudaya haroset which, like other haroset around the world, reflects local ingredients.

Ugandan Chapati & Rolex

Learn to make chapati, a homemade flatbread, and use it to roll up a “Rolex,” a Ugandan street snack.

Majadra (Rice & Lentils)

Versions of Majadra are eaten across India, Ethiopia, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Indian Cardamom Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Use this rich, flavorful rice pudding as an opportunity to discuss cooking across cultures.