Educators

Presidential Elections and Other Hot Topics Through a Jewish Lens

What qualities do you think voters should look for in a presidential candidate? That's the question you can help teens explore through a Jewish lens as the general election heats up. 

Hack Jewish Education, Cohort 2: Take Your Idea to Israel and Bring It to Life

Do you make apps? We’re seeking game or mobile app developers interested in creating a NEW digital experience that can help reboot Jewish education. Perhaps you are Jewish educator with and IDEA for an app. You could go to a month-long workshop in Israel to bring it to life with help from professional EdTech designers and developers.

Add New Apples and Honey Press Titles to Your School Collection

Enrich your school or classroom library with our new crop of Jewish children's books. Apples and Honey Press has published seven new titles, just in time for the new school year and your fall lesson planning. Eligible for our educator discount and with free teacher resource pages available, Apples and Honey Press books are accessible, affordable, and make a wonderful addition to any Hebrew or Judaics curriculum.

Join the Second Cohort of Hebrew in Harmony Teachers

Thanks to high interest in an online teacher training course for Hebrew in Harmony, we have opened registration for the second cohort sooner than planned!  The first cohort, currently in session, filled up quickly and is now oversubscribed. Don't miss out on this key learning of how to use the new prayer-through-music curriculum Hebrew in Harmony

Free Teacher Resource to Complement Storybooks

Educators work hard all year long preparing the perfect lesson plans. Why not enjoy the rest of your summer and let us do some of the planning for you?

Look Who's Just Joined Hebrew in Harmony

The roster of acclaimed musicians and performers on the Hebrew in Harmony team continues to grow as we create more music-inspired materials for this groundbreaking curriculum.  Scheduled for release early next year, the second phase of Hebrew in Harmony will feature work by the following artists:

Fall Holiday Stories Focus on Warmth of Friendship

  The fall holidays offer a special opportunity for learning. Beyond shofars, apples, and prayer services, the holidays are ripe for exploration about community, friendship, and connection to Jewish identity. Our holiday storybooks, including two coming soon from Apples & Honey Press, provide easy entry for children to grasp deeper meaning of the celebrations.

Hebrew Spotlight: Hineni Prayer Booklets

When it comes to teaching Hebrew, you’ve got lots of choices. Which approach you choose depends on your goals for Hebrew.

New Storybooks to Delight Young Learners and Dreamers

Children love listening to stories. Whether they’re family stories told around the table, or books read aloud before bedtime or in a group with peers, stories are powerful ways of communication for young people.

Engage Emotions to Help Learning

Good teachers know that meaningful, long-lasting learning happens when students feel invested in the content. Something happens on an emotional level that resonates with students, making what they're learning feel relevant to their lives.

Join the First Cohort of Hebrew in Harmony Teachers

Registrations for the Hebrew in Harmony online teacher training course continue to roll in, and there’s still space for you to join the inaugural class. Beginning July 11 and through the end of September, Gratz College’s NEXTprogram, an expert provider of online learning for supplementary school Jewish educators, will teach you how to use the prayer-through-music curriculum Hebrew in Harmony. Course instructor Dina Maiben has prepared a dynamic program including:

Get Inspired by Fellow Educators

As you begin to plan the next school year curriculum, your fellow educators have got you covered. Whether you’re fresh out of ideas or simply looking to try something new, you can trust that you’ll find inspiration from skilled teachers on the Babaganewz Jewish Educator Marketplace.

Stop By and See Us at NewCAJE

We’d love to see you at the NewCAJE conference at Naperville, Illinois, which begins July 31. Schedule an appointment or stop by the Behrman House booth in the exhibit hall. We’d be happy to:

Meet Josh Warshawsky: A Featured Hebrew in Harmony Musician

Hebrew in Harmony—the new prayer curriculum for 4th-6th graders—features music from today's top Jewish musicians. This is part of a series profiling some of these talented artists.

OLC For All Ages: One School's Experience

Rabbi Mark Levine believes firmly in the power of technology to enhance student learning. An early adopter of the Behrman House Online Learning Center (OLC), this education director at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland, reports that three years later, students and teachers in his large school are thriving in the digital learning space.

Fear and Loathing and Assessment

“May I offer you some feedback?”

We've Cleared More URJ Titles

We are happy to announce that two more URJ Press titles have been cleared and are now available. 

Build Connections with Boomers

It turns out that school isn’t just for young people. Universities are noticing increasing enrollment in doctoral programs by older adults, who are drawn to seeking to enhance or change their careers or are motivated by a search for meaning.

More Help Using the Online Learning Center

As you begin planning for your fall program, it’s time to revisit the ways the Online Learning Center can enrich your students’ learning. This FREE platform offers a variety of learning features, including free prayer practice, a fast-paced Hebrew letter game, and a virtual Hebrew keyboard. And it also provides a virtual classroom environment where you can upload your own materials, create a variety of projects and experiences, and have learners post and show their work as a virtual portfolio.

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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