Passport to Peoplehood: Israel

Learn about Israel’s history as the homeland of the diverse Jewish diaspora.


Israel Slideshow

Israel is home to a diverse community of Jews from around the world.

Israel Slideshow Script (PDF)

Israel Educator Background (PDF)

Sukkot Slideshow

Discover the ancient tradition of Ushpizin (honored guests) and what it means for the modern state of Israel.

Holiday Slideshow Script (PDF)

Holiday Educator Background (PDF)

Art Project

Chagall Stained Glass Windows

Celebrate the 12 Tribes of Israel with Chagall-inspired “stained glass.”



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


Ushpizin Worksheet & Activity

For Sukkot, we invite seven guests into the sukkah to honor and celebrate them. Who would you invite into your sukkah, and what can they teach us about Jewish values? 

Articles about Sukkot

A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >