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  1. Meet Apples & Honey Press!

    Under construction: Learn more about Apples & Honey Press, an imprint of Behrman House

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  2. New Web-Based Resource for Hebrew in Harmony

    Now Available!

    Teaching Hebrew prayer through music just got easier. The Hebrew in Harmony audio, music, videos, and meaning-making materials are all now in one place online. There are 22 prayer modules to choose from, and you can teach them in any order. 

    Why it matters: The online enhanced turnpage booklets will replace the Hebrew in Harmony Digital App, so all the student materials will be in one place. It combines all the best elements of the app with a digital version of to student booklets.

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  3. Big Bad Wolf's Yom Kippur

    Ask your local bookstore or library about Big Bad Wolf's Yom Kippur, or find it on:

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  4. Resources for a Core Hebrew Curriculum

    Fifty years of reasearch says if you want students to recognize written language, you have to teach them to decode.

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  5. Coming for Fall from Apples & Honey Press

    Fall 2023 books form Apples & Honey Press

    Fall books for 2023 from Apples and Honey Press feature holiday stories for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot; a new version of the creation story that centers Eve’s experience; a look at Shabbat in the Ugandan Abuyadaya community; a quiet bedtime sh’ma experience for very young children; a story of Jewish conversos in Portugal in the 1500’s; and a more in depth look at David’s victory over Goliath.

    Tzimmes for Tzipporah


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  6. Golem Goes to Camp and The Unexpected Adventures of C.A.T. Tie to Become Apples & Honey Press’ 100th Title

    1 Fun Thing: Apples & Honey Press released its 100th book last month with two chapter books: Golem Goes to Camp, by Todd Gutnick, and The Unexpected Adventures of C.A.T. by Johanna Hurwitz. Released the same day, they tie for the honor of being #100.

    The big picture: Created in 2015, Apples

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  7. Mazal Tov to the Women's Rabbinic Network

    The Women’s Rabbinic Network held its biennial convention this week in Beverly, Massachusetts. The conference theme was “Sacred Empowerment,” and about 160 rabbis attended, some in person and other virtually. Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen, an editor at Behrman House and Apples & Honey Press, was pleased to attend and meet with many of our authors. 

    One evening featured Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman ordained a rabbi in the United States, reading Sally Opened Doors, which is a picture book about her life, written by Rabbi Sandy Sasso. Afterward, Priesand signed and personalized books.

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  8. The Perfect Gift to Support and Welcome New Staff

    The Perfect Gift to Support and Welcome New Staff

    Think about a time when you stepped into a classroom or event or any room full of unfamiliar faces. Daunting, right?

    Using creativity, practical tools, and a little prep work, you can help your students and staff break the ice and begin building relationships quickly and successfully.

    Relationships lie at the core of successful education, and icebreakers help initiate and grow relationships, according to Batsheva Frankel in The Jewish Educator's Companion: Practical Tools and Inspirational IdeasIcebreakers accomplish many things — they can create a sense of community, encourage trust, and allow for better bonding experiences.

    Frankel includes an entire chapter in 

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  9. Communities of Meaning

    Communities of Meaning

    Communities of Meaning: 

    Conversations on Modern Jewish Life Inspired by Rabbi Larry Hoffman 


    Coming January 2024


    Larry Hoffman has had a singular impact on contemporary Jewish life in North America. He has taught us that Judaism is an unending conversation and as a tribute, 36 leading thinkers have engaged him in dialogue about the big questions in American Jewish life. The resulting book invites us into that conversation and challenges us to think creatively about the ideas and institutions that will shape Jewish life in the twenty-first century.  

    This book takes stock of the century of transformation in American Jewish communal life and celebrates the diversity of expressions and ideas that define modern Judaism. It is thus a fitting guide for Jewish communal leaders engaged in organizational transformation and for observers of American religious

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  10. Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year

    Apples & Honey Press is honored and delighted to have four titles make the list of the 2023 Edition of Bank Street College of Education’s “Best Children’s Books of the Year”!

    This list “includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2022.” Apples & Honey Press titles were featured in four different categories between two age lists.



    Family/School/Community, ages 5-9

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