50% Off Certificates - 1 Week Only!

Get 50% off certificates between May 1st and May 8th, 2013*. Get ready for this year's graduating class or stock up for next year! Sale ends midnight 5/8/13. View and purchase certificates in the Behrman House online store (50% off will be automatically applied online) or mention this sale when you order by phone (800-221-2755). Presentation envelopes also available for $.50 each.

Online library from Israel’s Center for Educational Technology coming soon to the OLC

As a “giant step forward in our mission to reshape Hebrew education for a younger generation,” Behrman House has entered a collaborative agreement with Israel’s Center for Educational Technology (CET) to bring a first-of-its-kind online library to Jewish schools in the United States, giving students and educators access to both companies’ vast repository of educational offerings. CET developed Israel’s premier and biggest online library, encompassing over 1,000 Hebrew textbooks and information sources.

Five Lessons for Project Based Learning Success in Your School

Are you trying to implement project based learning in your school? This year, Behrman House editors are developing materials and lesson plans that can help you incorporate project based learning into almost any subject area and help you enliven Jewish education in your community.  PBL is one more effective tool you can use to inspire students and engage them in Judaism not just in the classroom, but throughout their lives.

New Quick Click Feature Makes OLC Invitations Easier Than Ever

Never again worry about invitations to your class getting stuck in students’ spam filters! The latest update to the Online Learning Center includes a new feature that lets students and teachers find their class and school invitations right online, just by logging in. It’s just a quick click to accept their invitations and join.

Coming Soon: Multimedia Lessons from Israel21c and The Jewish Lens

In the next few months, Behrman House will release two new series of multimedia content and lesson plans for the Online Learning Center.  These will add to a robust catalog of over 2000 resources, a full online curriculum for Hebrew education, and interactive Jewish Studies software—all fully integrated and easy to use in the Behrman House Online Learning Center. Sign up here to receive more info about Jewish studies content in the OLC.

Reflections from the Virtual School Symposium 2012

I returned yesterday from this year’s Virtual School Symposium (VSS), which is an annual conference of educators from across the United States (and Europe) who are extending the frontiers of education. The focus of VSS is to promote advocacy for and research into online and blended learning. More than 2,000 teachers and administrators attended the conference in New Orleans, where they shared content ideas and strategies for professional development.

More Alef Bet Quest Coming Soon!

Our Hebrew for the Online Learning Center is proving so popular that we competely sold out of Alef Bet Quest today. Wow. We thought that print run would last at least until next year! Don't worry though, we have more on the way, and will be ready to ship them by September 28, so you'll have books right after the holidays. Over 180 schools have adopted the Online Learning Center so far this year, and hundreds of teachers and students have already been invited into private, online classes that feature learnign software for Hebrew and Jewish studies.

Why I Chose Kol Yisrael for My School

Rabbi Heidi Hoover, spiritual leader at Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek in Brooklyn, New York, wrote to us recently about the changes she is making to her Hebrew program this year, and why she chose to make Alef Bet Quest, Kol Yisrael, and the Online Learning Center part of her change to hevruta study.

Welcome the New Year in Hebrew with iTorah Blessings

Tradition Meets Technology Learn and practice for your aliyah right on your iPad or iPhone!

Strong Lift Off for the Online Learning Center

Over 180 religious schools so far are adopting the Behrman House Online Learning Center to engage students in blended learning programs for Hebrew and Jewish studies this fall. What's more, another 250 educators have been authorized as Educational Directors in the OLC to test it out for their own schools.

Your Link to Free Hebrew Help for Students and Families

Now you can give your students and their parents quick access to free Hebrew practice and games right from your school or synagogue website—and with no additional login required! We’ve made our popular practice modules, Click’n’Read, for decoding practice, and Click’n’Learn, for practicing prayers and blessings, available on a new, easy access page with no login required.

The Making of Ready, Set...Go Alef Bet: An Interview with Dina Maiben

Dina Maiben, the author of Ready, Set...Go Alef Bet!, sat down with Behrman House to discuss her latest addition to the Alef Bet Quest/Kol Yisrael series: the first pre-primer with a fully integrated digital component.

It's Back to the Presses for More Kol Yisrael!

Yikes! Demand for our newest blended learning Hebrew program has beaten our expectations, and our supplies are getting tight. We've already put our printers on notice that we need more copies of Kol Yisrael! Don't worry--even if we run out for a few days, we'll have plenty soon and can ship them out quickly.

Help Congregants Get Ready for a Fearless Aliyah

The High Holidays are late this year: Erev Rosh Hashanah is Wednesday, September 28. That leaves plenty of time for congregants to prepare  for the honor of being called to the Torah.  You can help them by telling them about iTorah Blessings.

Self Paced Hebrew

The Self-Paced Hebrew Learner:   Serving the Needs of All Students   Ways to implement an independent Hebrew learning program for individual students or an entire class   By Lisa J. Goldstein

Reconstructionist Variations for Hineni

Reconstructionist variations to download and print out for six prayers in the Hineni series.

Hineni Prayer Mastery Charts

Prayer charts to record students' reading fluency, knowledge of key words and terms, and comprehension of the prayer themes. Prayer Mastery Chart for Hineni 1 Prayer Mastery Chart for Hineni 2


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10 Ways to Use How Good: Songs for Siddur Mah Tov in Your School and Congregation

  Teaser:  Have the cantor, music director, or a talented madrich or madrichah teach students songs from the CD. Each grade learns one or two songs—there are fourteen songs in all.

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