Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jewish 101 game for camp staff training

Jewish Boulderdash

Jewish Movies
     Fiddler on the Roof
a.       A thrilling documentary about a struggling musician who is forced to learn to live on the streets after a tragic turn of events leaves him homeless.
b.      In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant must contend with marrying off his three daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home.
c.       A nomadic couple – a fiddler and an acrobat – happen upon an enchanting town in the south and learn the value of having a real home.
2.       Schindler’s List
a.       In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
b.      A man wins the lotto and tries to track down all the girls on his “List O’ Rejection” which he has been keeping since his nerdy high school days, in hopes that they will finally see how dateable he is.
c.       Oskar Schindler crosses of names on his list, one by one…
3.       Jazz Singer
a.       A Klezmer musician dons blackface in order to go undercover in a Jazz club and steal the musical secrets of famed musician, Buster Billings.
b.      A Jewish jazz singer in Germany is on the brink of his greatest breakthrough, when sudden horrible changes begin to occur for his community.
c.       The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Jewish Religion
a.       The First Five Books of the Holy Bible
b.      A type of dance
c.       The dietary law for Judaism
2.       Talmud
a.       A game Jewish children play in which they spin a top and gamble for candy
b.      A type of dance
c.       A several volume set of books full of rules and regulations for the Jewish people
3.       Tisha b’Av
a.       A holy day which falls during the summer time
b.      The Jewish New Year
c.       A type of Dance

Jewish Geography

1.       Sephardi
a.       Jews from Southern Europe and Northern Africa
b.      The region around Southern Europe and Northern Africa
c.       A type of hat Jews from Southern Europe and Northern Africa wear
2.       Bene Israel
a.       The Eastern Region of Israel
b.      A community of Jews from India
c.       A congregation in the South Bronx
3.       Diaspora
a.       Another name for Israel
b.      The scattering of Jews to everywhere outside of Israel, following the Babylonian Exile.
c.       The scientific term for the spreading of seeds 

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