APPS for your iPhone, iTouch, & iPad


Unlimited Alef Bet

For your iPad, iPhone, and Android devices







Want a fun way for your child to successfully learn to decode the Alef Bet? Behrman House’s newest interactive mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices introduces young children to Hebrew letters and simple words.

Kids will enjoy matching letters to create Hebrew words. With talking animated words, children will begin to associate the sound with the letter and the words it helps to build. A fun and free game, Unlimited Alef Bet helps children learn to decode Hebrew letters, vowels, and words.

Unlimited Alef Bet is available on the Android and Amazon Stores and is now available in the iTunes store. Unlimited Alef Bet is also a great digital supplement to Let’s Discover the Alef Bet for children in kindergarten or 1st grade, and Shalom Alef Bet for children in 2nd and 3rd grade.

Unlimited Alef Bet was designed with younger children in mind - there are no high scores, failures, limits, or stress. Your child can interact with the app at his or her own pace. With this stress-free game, Hebrew decoding success is on its way!


NEW: Frogs in the Bed

For your iPad


Frogs in the Bed

Published by Behrman House

Passover plagues are here in Frogs in the Bed.

Whack as many frogs as you can as fast as you can.

If you think pharaoh went crazy from all the plagues, just wait until you try smacking all these frogs.

With this free app you can play individually or see how you compare to other frog catchers.

Learn more or download from the App Store now!


NEW: Kol Yisrael: Batya's Bubbles and Blessings App

For your iPad


Kol Yisrael, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

Published by Behrman House

This Free app allows you to play, listen, and record eight blessings and prayers from Kol Yisrael volumes 1, 2 and 3 through an interactive game.

Batya's Bubbles and Blessings supports your use of the Kol Yisrael Hebrew program to practice prayer reading, skills, and to review the prayers from all three volumes of Kol Yisrael.

Kids and adults are able to record themselves while reading, chanting, or singing the prayers and blessings and have the option to email the recordings to anyone. The recorded files can even be played on iTunes.

Learn more or download from the App Store now!


NEW: The Natural Bible iBook

For your iPad, and now also for Macs running Mavericks


Encyclopedia of Judaism & the Environment

Written by Baruch Sienna - Published by Behrman House

The Natural Bible is an exploration of nature as a symbol and its connection to the Jewish calendar, plus an extensive resource on the actual flora of the (biblical) Land of Israel.

Perfect for Tu BiShevat learning, nature lovers, Bible study groups, and anyone encountering an unfamiliar biblical plant (whether on a hike in Israel or reading the weekly Torah portion).

This iBook breaks new ground in the field of Jewish environmental studies. Take it with you, highlight text, take notes, and bookmark favorite passages. Search for specific text and tap the audio icon to hear Hebrew titles. Also contains a built-in glossary and index, multimedia, and hypertext links.

Learn more or download from the iBookstore now!

Read Bookjed's review of The Natural Bible


This is the Challah Animated eBook

For your iPad


An interactive, animated, talking Shabbat book with games. Children can listen and read along with the narrator, or even record you or themselves reading aloud.

About This is the Challah: Bubbe is preparing for Shabbat and her granddaughter gets to help with a very important part: baking the challah. They work together with enthusiasm, even as the sugar spills, the baby cries, and eggs crack on the floor! Bubbe lovingly holds it all together as the chaos builds and then dissipates into a warm, loving family dinner. Told in a cumulative rhyme, This is the Challah makes a perfect read-aloud for bedtime or anytime!

About the app: In games and animated activities throughout the book, kids can also play crack the eggs, cut the challah, and pick the Shabbat items. Hear the Shabbat blessings and even learn to recite them with touch-n-read Hebrew Shabbat prayers, also included.

This is the Challah animated ebook is the perfect gift for Shabbat. Download now and your kids will be on your iPad all evening playing This is the Challah.



NEW: Too Many Latkes Animated eBook

For your iPad


It's Hanukkah eve at the Smalls', but Dad is standing on a street corner, broke. A stranger offers him a unique present. Dad takes it home and the magic begins...

An interactive, animated, talking Hanukkah book with games. Children can listen and read along with the narrator, or even record you or themselves reading aloud.

About Too Many Latkes: Richard Codor’s Too Many Latkes tells the tale of a mysterious man and the mayhem that ensues when he gives a magic potato to a family that needs a little help celebrating Hanukkah.

About the app: In games and animated activities throughout the book, kids can play dreidel, chop potatoes for latkes, and even light a virtual Hanukkah menorah (no matches required!). Hear the holiday candle lighting blessings and even learn to recite or chant them with touch-n-read Hebrew Hanukkah prayers, also included.

The Too Many Latkes animated ebook is the perfect gift for any night of Hanukkah. And just like the traditional holiday dish, latkes, you can't get enough of it.





iTorah Blessings

For your iPhone and iPad


Have you been given the honor of an aliyah? iTorah Blessings can help you prepare.

Learn or practice the blessings before and after the Torah reading. Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear each word individually as you read along, and the auto-record feature lets you listen to yourself practice. Also includes the Shehecheyanu and parent blessings for a child, plus video demonstrations of putting on a tallit, and participating in the aliyah process.




FREE! Noisemaker Gragger

For your iPhone


Happy Purim!

Just in time for this year’s megillah reading! Now, you can use your iPhone to participate in a customary Jewish megillah reading experience—using a noisemaker, or gragger, to drown out Haman’s name.

Noisemaker Gragger is pre-loaded with fun sounds and you can even record your own sounds to play when you hear Haman’s name. It even works like a traditional gragger, just spin it around above your head to make noise.

Give your students a link to download this app (it’s free!) and explain that the action (of using the gragger) reminds us to use our voices to speak louder than the voices of evil.






iComfort

For your iPhone and iPad


iComfort teaches all the Jewish traditions, rituals, blessings, and prayers for the mourning process.

In the face of death we are confronted by powerful emotions and questions to which we have no answers. This is the time when ritual shows its greatest strength. Jewish tradition recognizes our confused emotions and shows us how to act on them in clearly demarcated stages of mourning. It presents us with a highly structured series of rituals that can help us through our grief and ease us back into the rhythm of life.

iComfort can help you reach out with care and confidence to family or friends who have lost someone they love. If you have yourself lost a loved one, iComfort can help you learn the Kaddish, and calculate the exact dates on which you should recite it.

There is comfort and security in the knowledge that centuries of tradition lie behind each of these practices, as we do what our parents did before us and their parents before them.


Using iComfort you can:

  • Learn how to make a shiva call.
  • Learn how to greet a mourner.
  • Learn or practice the blessings and prayers for mourning.
  • Calculate future Yahrzeit dates automatically.

iComfort is also a perfect tutor for learning to recite the Kaddish. Includes the Kaddish (mourner’s prayer), Keriah (the ritual of tearing one’s clothes), and Hamokom (how to greet a mourner).

Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear every word individually as you read along. And the auto-record feature lets you listen to yourself practice.











FREE! Dreidel Labyrinth

For your iPhone


Dreidel Labyrinth: A Free Game Center Game for Hanukkah

A new take on a classic favorite. Collect gelt by navigating a ball through the labyrinth and using the pinwheel to spin the dreidel. Collect and bet your gelt as you compete against other players on game center. Play in a different labyrinth for each letter on the dreidel and earn an achievement for each labyrinth board you complete.

Playing dreidel has never been more fun!




iHanukkah

For your iPhone


Learn the Hanukkah candle-lighting blessings and the Shehecheyanu or just refresh your memory.

Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear each word as you read along. Or sing along! The melodies are provided too. Record mode makes it easy to practice reading the Hebrew words and automatically saves your last recording. Play your recording anytime for your friends, parents, teachers, or just to hear how you sound. Interactive flashcards and picture activities help you learn the meaning of the words.




iShabbat

For your iPhone


Learn or practice the blessings in time for Shabbat.

Includes the candle-lighting blessing and blessings over the children, the wine (Kiddush) and the bread (ha-motzi). Learn or practice havdalah blessings, too. Even sing along--the chanting melody for the full Kiddish is also included. Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear every word individually as you read along. And the auto-record feature lets you listen to yourself practice. Play your recording anytime for your friends, parents, teachers, or just to hear how you sound. Use the interactive flashcards and picture-based activities to learn the meaning of the Hebrew.




Jewish and Me (JAM) Matching

For your iPhone and iPad


It's fun. It's educational. It's JAM--the Jewish and Me Matching Game for iPad!

Designed for kids, but fun for the whole family. Based on artwork from Jewish and Me classroom materials, this fast-paced matching game develops children's cognitive skills and their Jewish identity at the same time. Match an array of delightful cats by the holiday symbols they hold and the unique, amusing sound effects each makes.

Easy to play: Touch two squares to look for matching cats. How quickly can you find all the pairs? Fastest times are posted automatically--play against yourself, your family, friends, or the entire Jewish community. See how your best score compares for the day, the week, or all time.

Your kids will have so much fun they won't even know they're learning!

  • Build Jewish identity
  • Introduce Jewish holiday concepts
  • Stimulate holiday-related discussions
  • Reinforce Jewish object recognition
  • Improve memory and concentration
  • Encourage imagination and role-playing
  • Enhance large motor development skills


iMah Nishtanah

For your iPhone


Be ready for the Passover seder this year! Learn or practice the Four Questions with your own interactive Mah Nishtanah.

Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear each word as you read along. Or press chant to listen to the full melody and sing along. Record mode makes it easy to hear how you are doing. Play your recording anytime for your friends, parents, teachers or just to hear how you sound. A full translation is included and interactive flashcards and picture based activities help you learn the meaning of the Hebrew.



FREE! iShma

For your iPhone


Learn the Sh'ma and understand what it means, anytime and anywhere with your own interactive language lab.

iShma goes beyond the basic reading or flashcard programs and provides interactive study tools that help you really learn Hebrew prayer. Touch-n-Read technology lets you hear each word as you read along. Interactive flashcards and other activities help you learn the real meaning of the prayer.

iShma Lite is a demo version of a full interactive Hebrew learning environment that Behrman House is developing for the iPhone/iPod Touch.