Hebrew in Harmony FAQs

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why teach prayer through music?

The reasons are many: Music creates a safe and welcoming environment rich with opportunities for learning. Research shows a link between music and emotion, and students learn best when new information is associated with strong emotion and engagement. Music also acts as a powerful memory device. Plus, music adds joy and fun to Hebrew learning.
Do I need musical skills to teach Hebrew in Harmony?

No! The beauty of Hebrew in Harmony is its roster of fabulous professional musicians who are virtual teachers during the music portions of each lesson. Each lesson is fully scripted, so when it says to “play the music,” just play the music.
Is Hebrew in Harmony appropriate for a particular movement/affiliation?

Hebrew in Harmony is designed to be used by educators and students of any affiliation. Where liturgical differences occur (for example, Avot/Imahot and G’vurot), the variations are presented and explained, and provide a good learning opportunity.
How much does it cost per student to use Hebrew in Harmony?

Hebrew in Harmony is a modular program—you can choose which prayers to teach, and in which order. You have several options for purchasing:
  1. By module: $5.95 per prayer—includes a 16-page prayer journal + a 12-month license to the digital content for that prayer.
  2. Individual prayer journals: $2.95 each for a 16-page print journal.
  3. Full digital access to all 8 prayer modules: $9.95 per student. Add on the individual prayer journals, as you choose.
What you choose depends on which prayers you want to teach.

2016 Curriculum Core: $19.95. Includes teaching materials for the 8 prayers introduced in 2016. Comes with a binder.
What training is available for using Hebrew in Harmony?
This is a totally new way of teaching, and we know you have questions.

The Curriculum Core covers many elements of how to teach with Hebrew in Harmony.

We are also conducting webinars, in-person information sessions, workshops, and an online teacher training course this summer. View the webinar and a list of upcoming sessions.
How do I download the music?

Log into the Online Learning Center and select the class to which your education director has added Hebrew in Harmony. Click the icon. (For more information about using the OLC, click here.)
How do I set up the Hebrew in Harmony digital companion?

Hebrew in Harmony blends print and digital materials to create a unique and comprehensive learning experience.
  1. Purchase the full Hebrew in Harmony digital companion here. The digital materials are also available by individual prayer module.

  2. Log into your educator's account at behrmanhouse.com, then enter your school’s OLC and add Hebrew in Harmony to a class.
    (If you purchase the full digital access, all the prayer modules automatically appear in the class. If you purchase individual prayer modules, select which ones to add to a particular class.) Students in the class automatically have full access to the app from any of their devices.
What else do I need to know before using Hebrew in Harmony?

Before you jump right into Hebrew in Harmony, be sure to review our list of top five tips for success. Find the list here.
How can I try out the program before committing to it?

Be sure to check out some of the
sample videos, download a complete student journal , view sample pages from the Curriculum Core, and try out the digital component . If you still aren’t sure, get in touch with us to request a 15-minute demonstration.