How Are Your Students' Decoding Skills?

Post-winter break is the perfect time to ensure your students' Hebrew skills are on track. Help them brush up on their decoding, while tracking their progress, with the Hebrew Reading Assessment by Lesley Litman. 

2015: A Year in Review

From the URJ Press transition to the new imprint Apples & Honey, 2015 was a big year for Behrman House! Join us as we take a look back at 2015 and get ready for what's ahead in 2016.

An Open Letter from David Behrman

To my friends and colleagues.

Join Us in Wishing a Happy Retirement to Beloved Behrman House Employee, Joy Ferraris

After 19 wonderful years, Behrman House wishes Bookkeeper and Customer Support Representative, Joy Ferraris, a happy retirement.  Joy came to Behrman House in April of 1997. Her knowledge and kindheartedness quickly made her a valued member of the Behrman House team. 

For Parents: Some Perspective for When Your Family is Driving You Nuts

During the holidays and school breaks one thing is almost inevitable - your family might drive you a little nuts! Thanks to TED, we have collected some videos to help see your family with new eyes.  Here are some that topped our list: Carmen Agra Deedy: Once upon a time, my mother .... Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Coming Soon: Cross-Device Hebrew Programs, Thanks to YOU

We regularly host usability testing sessions to get an outside perspective on how our website and digital materials are working for you. This week our testers reviewed two new cross-device programs - and did we learn a lot! Earlier this week we tested two of our upcoming products: Hebrew in Harmony, a music-based prayer curriculum, and Shalom Hebrew! Online Learning Center Edition, our new cross-device primer.  We got great feedback from our testers.

Hot Topics: Free Range Parenting

A Maryland family's run-in with Child Protective Services sparked a national debate about parenting styles, namely helicopter parenting vs. free range parenting philosophies. Is there a right way to raise kids?

Give the Gift of Coloring and Calm this Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a busy time for many, but you can help friends and loved ones relax this holiday with Shalom Coloring - the Jewish adult coloring book.  There's a good reason for the new adult coloring craze: Coloring can help adults escape their stresses during the holidays. 

Last-Minute Hanukkah Resources

Pinterest is a great place to find latke recipes, Hanukkah decorations, and ideas to entertain children during the holidays - if you have the time to search for it! We know you're busy, so we did the hard work of gathering everything you need for a great Hanukkah celebration. 

WOW! The Reviews Are in for This Year's Hanukkah Must-Haves

Just in time for Hanukkah, we have been receiving some wonderful reviews on some of our great gifts!

You Answered - And We're Listening!

Over the past couple of weeks we asked for your feedback on how we're doing and many of you let us know - Thank you! As we come out of our busy season, we find it important to reflect on all the ways we work to support you and your educational needs. 

How to Teach Children Tzedakah - and Make an Impact

Hanukkah is a time of giving and teaching tzedakah, but how can we help our younger children understand the true meaning? Like many parents, Kveller writer Cara Paiuk has struggled with how to translate the concept of tzedakah into something tangible children can fully understand. "I want my children to understand that the abundance they enjoy is unfortunately not experienced by many others, so we should help whenever and however we can," Paiuk said. 

Fill Your Home with Cookies and Family Memories this Hanukkah

There's nothing better than a house filled with the smell of cookies while families create memories over a good Hanukkah tale. 

Hebrew with Intent: A School’s Culture Transformed

In the Spotlight: Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, D.C. Hebrew is unquestionably a significant piece of what it means to be Jewish. This is the third in a series about educators and their experiences developing a clear-eyed purpose for Hebrew in their schools and a program that supports those goals.

Tina Wasserman has Everything You Need for a Yummy (and Safe!) Hanukkah Food Lesson

By Tina Wasserman, Author of Entrée to Judaism - A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora and Entrée tp Judaos, for Families-Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children Hanukkah is synonymous with foods cooked in oil but what do you do if your classroom kitchen is limited, non-existent or you have students too young to safely navigate the frying process?  Do not despair, you can still tell the stories, involve the students and tantalize their taste buds.  The following are some suggestions and recipes that can enga

Become a Babaganewz Author Today!

We've reorganized Babaganewz as the first open marketplace for Jewish educators to buy, sell, and share their original resources and YOU can help! We believe that real teachers create the most relevant and engaging educational resources. The Babaganewz open marketplace model will promote resource quality, quantity, and availability.

Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests with this Recipe from Get Cooking

We're getting creative this Thanksgiving and you can too with this great stuffing recipe from Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook. This simple four-step recipe makes 12-15 servings (and comes with a bonus dairy-free cornbread recipe!)

Hebrew with Intent: Finding Authentic Purpose

In the Spotlight: Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, New Jersey Hebrew is unquestionably a significant piece of what it means to be Jewish. This is the second in a series of profiles of three educators and their experiences developing a clear-eyed purpose for Hebrew in their schools and a program that supports those goals.

Tools for Teachers: OLC Features Keep Directors in Control

As we progress through the school year directors can stay in control with help from tools and features in the Online Learning Center.  Last year we introduced the new feature to help educators never have to deal with the lost password dilemma again!  When Educational Directors select the view all option in the members tab a new 'Reset Password' option is available. 

Hot Topics: Ethical Kashrut

In the past few years, a new awareness of the realities of the industrial food system we live in, and the harms to the earth and to workers because of those realities, has led many Jews to practice what is known as "ethical kashrut."

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