India + Shavuot

Immerse yourself in India’s colorful Jewish history, and learn new ways to approach the ancient story of Shavuot.

India Slideshow

Discover the Jewish history of India.

Shavuot Slideshow

What can Shavuot teach us about celebrating difference?

Seven Species Window Hangings

Sukkot was once a harvest pilgrimage holiday. Celebrate the traditional Seven Species of Israel with easy-to-make stained glass art. Includes printable stencils.

Baruchim Haba’im Rangoli

Combine the Israeli tradition of welcoming signs, “Baruchim Haba’im,” with Rangoli, an Indian art form, to create art that emphasizes Jewishness and welcoming.

Indian Dal (Lentil Stew)

This everyday Indian food is a great addition to a weeknight rotation.

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.

India & Welcoming Worksheet

Being welcomed by their neighbors helped define the Indian Jewish community and their perception of themselves. What does it mean to welcome a stranger into your community? How can we use the Jewish concept of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) to view welcoming as an active process, and how can we use this in the future to make everyone in our community feel included?