Dear Jewish communal professionals and volunteers,


You can offer this new, free Jewish parenting resource to your community!


The Jewish Outreach Institute's Big Tent Judaism Coalition is excited to provide a new tool to help families with young children instill the positive values and ethics found in our Jewish heritage while creating quality time with their families: Torah Topics for Today.


Torah Topics are brief and meaningful conversation-starters drawn from the timeless stories/wisdom found in the Five Books of Moses, empowering parents to spark regular, relevant family discussions with almost no prep time or prior knowledge required.


Now for the first time, Torah Topics for Today is being offered in hard-copy: a printed "starter set" of beautifully designed cards that include discussions about the first three weekly Torah portions, how-to instructions, and value questions. (Parents can then sign up to receive more weekly guides via email, free of charge, at


In partnership with Fred Claar of Torah Topics for Today, the Jewish Outreach Institute is offering to mail to your organization multiple Torah Topics starter sets (from 50 to 250), with each set sealed in a clear plastic envelop for easy distribution.


Reach the less engaged with this free giveaway!


There is no charge to receive the cards; we simply ask that you distribute some of them beyond the walls of your organization in order to reach families not currently engaging in organized Jewish life. To support that goal, the Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) will host a free webinar, "Finding New People Through Giveaways in Secular Spaces," for professionals and volunteers at all organizations who agree to distribute the starter sets.


Because the first three portions of the Torah Topics for Today starter set align with the first three Torah portions, we encourage organizations to utilize the flurry of Jewish communal activity before and during the September holiday season to distribute the cards. If you are interested in participating in this exciting, free initiative, or have questions about it, please email JOI communications associate Amanda Kaletsky here as soon as possible.


Join the Big Tent Judaism Coalition for an added bonus...


While there is space on the back of each Torah Topics for Today starter kit for branding by individual organizations, those organizations in the Big Tent Judaism Coalition will also receive a free Avery label template that they can customize to more easily place their name, logo, and contact information directly onto the envelop of each Torah Topic for Today starter set. For more information and to join the Big Tent Judaism Coalition, please click here.


We look forward to working with you!


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Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

Executive Director

Jewish Outreach Institute




Big Tent Judaism is a project of the Jewish Outreach Institute


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