Connecting Generations Curriculum

The Connecting Generations curriculum, written by Spark: The Center for Jewish Service Learning at the Jewish Funds for Justice, covers a wide variety of topics to prepare students to engage in programs with seniors. The curriculum uses Jewish text study, stories, news articles, activities and reflection exercises to explore issues relevant to older adults, the aging process, and the role of seniors in our society.

Connecting Generations curriculum themes include:

  • Kehillah (Community), Gemilut Hasadim: (Acts of Lovingkindness), Hiddur P'nai Zaken (Valuing The Elderly) , Chochma (Wisdom)
  • Building Trust
  • Learning to Be a Good Listener
  • Understanding Aging
  • Social Issues and Public Policy Matters Facing Seniors
  • Making Service a Part of Your Life