Sholem Aleichem Related Syllabi

College Courses

This list of syllabi illustrates the many ways in which college courses teach Sholem Aleichem around the world. Submit your syllabus to sholem@citizenfilm.org.

Additional Teaching Resources

The following are additional curricula and teaching resources based on specific aspects of Sholem Aleichem’s life and works.

SHOLEM ALEICHEM AND THE CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY

A guide to using the documentary film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (dir. Joseph Dorman) in the classroom.

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

GREAT JEWISH BOOKS: TEVYE THE DAIRYMAN

This teacher’s guide and list of classroom resources provides a comprehensive look at the character of Tevye and to the choices that have been made in presenting and performing this character over the years.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Teacher Resources is an ever-growing collection of textual, audio, and visual materials designed to support those who teach modern Jewish literature and culture.

TEVYE THE DAIRYMAN BY SHOLEM ALEICHEM

This website includes biographical information, history of publications, history of criticism, an essay and the authors legacy. The website was created by Rachel K. Fischer (MLIS ’13) for an assignment for a class on the history of children’s literature.

Rachel K. Fischer has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She has been published in Library Journal, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and Public Library Quarterly.