Educators

Where Do You Go for Your Resources?

We believe that real teachers create the most relevant and engaging educational resources.  That's why we've reorganized Babaganewz as an open marketplace for Jewish educators to find, share, and even sell original, teacher-created resources. The Babaganewz open marketplace model promotes resource quality, quantity, and availability. 

What Would You Ask Miriam?

From the courage of the midwives as they save the Israelite babies to Moses standing up for justice to Miriam's thankfulness at the Sea of Reeds, students can learn something new about how to apply Jewish values to their own everyday challenges. 

Join Kayla and Kugel's Almost-Perfect Passover Seder!

The adorable duo of Kayla and Kugel from the Apples & Honey Fall 2015 list are back to celebrate Passover.  In Kayla and Kugel's Almost-Perfect Passover, join Kayla and her lovable dog, Kugel, as they prepare for their Passover seder with family. 

The Power of Inclusion

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). How can we collaborate to raise awareness and encourage inclusion of people with disabilities and the people who love them? You can make a difference in your Jewish organization!

Meet the 79-Year-Old World-Class Race Walker and Israeli Olympian

Most people wouldn't consider competing in any long-distance race walking at age 79, much less at a world-class level. But for Dr. Shaul Ladany, race walking has been a way of life. He practices for several hours every day and continues to compete in 35 events a year. 

Harness the Power of Music and Prayer with Hebrew in Harmony

Long used to beautify the words and act of prayer, music creates a safe and welcoming environment rich with opportunities for learning.  Rooted in music, Hebrew in Harmony encourages students to create meaning from personal prayer and make emotional connections through communal prayer. The flowing words help students learn Hebrew through the music. 

Remembering Eugene Borowitz

By David Behrman Gene Borowitz is gone. He was experienced by each of us in a variety of ways. He was a giant in the field of postmodern Jewish thought.  A beloved professor at HUC-JIR.  A fierce intellect wrapped around an inquiring and caring soul. And so many of us, as we heard the news, sought to articulate what he had brought to us and to our part of each of the communities we live in. 

Committed to Inclusion

A recent article in eJewish Philanthropy described how many Jewish youth of color feel disconnected from the community and have experienced prejudice within our ranks, most notably at synagogue services.

New Student Journal Connects Students with Jewish Values and Food

Easily engage students in Jewish values and one of their favorite topics - food - with the new Min Ha'aretz student journal.  Our relationship to the foods we eat has been a concern of Judaism from our earliest writings. Using classic texts as a starting point, Min Ha'aretz guides students through myriad food-related issues and dilemmas of our time. 

Teacher Tip: Recording with Hineni OLC Edition

Last summer we brought Hineni to life in the Online Learning Center. To ensure students are getting the most out of their Hebrew practice, we have put together a couple tips for success. 

Hot Topics: Dealing with Iran

Iran has earned its reputation as a terrorist state and enemy of the West. How should the international community deal with Iran? U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu don't see eye to eye about the international community should deal with Iran's nuclear program. In the latest Hot Topics, students will learn about the history of relations between Iran and the West and apply the Torah's models of conflict resolution to the current political situation. 

Engage Students on Current Issues with Hot Topics

Getting teens to engage in school lessons can be tough. Thankfully, we have a resource to help.  Our Hot Topics series helps students discuss today's thorniest issues and provide opportunities for teens to develop personal responses to them.  This week, with NFL playoffs winding down and the 50th Super Bowl approaching, we feature Hot Topics: Making Football Safer. 

We've Got Your Tu BiShevat Resources Covered

Tired of the same lessons and the same classroom decorations for Tu BiShevat? We've got plenty of resources on our Pinterest page - so let us help! For Your Students Behrman House colleague and author, Ann Koffsky, regularly posts new, free coloring pages for students.  Download her newest Tu BiShevat coloring page here

Wise Aging, Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles, and Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match Recognized!

It's been an exciting start to 2016 for Behrman House and Apples & Honey Press!  Two of titles from the Apples & Honey Press Fall 2015 list have been recognized by the Sydney Taylor Book Awards and the Jewish Book Council. 

Chai Level 7 Revised Workbooks are Now Available

We have been hard at work revising the Torah, Avodah, and G'milut Chasadim workbooks for CHAI Level 7 and we are proud to announce they are now available with the CHAI Level 7 Core Curriculum.  You can purchase the new revised CHAI workbooks here. We are honored to have the opportunity to preserve and expand these formative educational materials for years to come. 

Our Commitment to Protecting Children Online

Two app developers recently agreed to pay hefty fines to settle claims that they violated children’s privacy by allowing advertisers to profile them without obtaining parental consent.  Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), companies must keep personal information collected from children under 13 confidential and secure. This means that names, email addresses, or other identifying information tied to a particular user or device cannot be collected without parental permission.

Price Cuts and Reduced Discounts for URJ Materials

We were pleased to be able to keep prices and URJ member-related discounts unchanged last year for all URJ titles. This policy has been important to ensure a smooth transition from the URJ Press to Behrman House.

Will We See You at the JEA Conference in Mt. Laurel, NJ?

Attending the JEA conference in Mt Laurel, NJ, on January 25-28?  Behrman House will be there and we're looking forward to seeing you! Join Terry Kaye for her workshop on Monday, Jan 25 at 7:30 pm: Blended Learning: Technology as a Solution to Congregational School Needs. 

Shalom Uvrachah is Going Digital

Although Shalom Uvrachah Primer Express Online Workbook has been a favorite way to help students decode, the time has come for it to adapt beyond the online workbook.

Apples & Honey Press Spring 2016 Titles are Available for Pre-Order!

Pre-order the five Apples & Honey Press new spring titles now! Kayla and Kugel (the adorable duo from the Fall 2015 list) are back for a Passover story in a spring lineup that includes an ant learning about the Lag Ba'omer holiday, a brother and sister and their animal friends who learn a new alef-bet song, and the return of two URJ Press titles, Noah's Swim-A-Thon and Shabbat Angels. 

Teach Israel

Experience Modern Israel

New from Behrman House. Fly to Israel without a plane ticket.

Discover Israel

Let's Discover Israel

Offer younger children an exciting and age-appropriate introduction to the Jewish homeland