Monthly Archives: January 2018

  1. Audio Supports Modern Hebrew Learning

    Audio Supports Modern Hebrew Learning
    Research shows that students learning a second language develop stronger skills faster when senses work together. Chaverim B'Ivrit, the popular modern Hebrew program, now comes to life with audio.
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  2. Click into Online Enrichment at Play & Learn

    Click into Online Enrichment at Play & Learn
    Enter the Online Learning Center and find valuable resources and samples for students and teachers in our new Play & Learn space.
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  3. Behrman House Annual Survey Reveals Both Compliments and Areas to Improve

    Behrman House Annual Survey Reveals Both Compliments and Areas to Improve

    A true friend will tell us both what makes us special to them, and what we need to hear to improve. Our yearly quality of service survey gives each of our customers the opportunity to be that friend for us. Thank you for your thoughtful responses. Here is what we learned.

    82% of this year’s respondents told us they are very or extremely satisfied with our performance. We are delighted at the large number of our customers who find we do an excellent job for them.

    • “Thank you for being awesome!”

    • “I have been ordering for 20 years, and the service overall has been consistently great! Thank you so much and keep up the good work!”

    • “Keep doing what you have been doing for years. Your company is an important resource for our school.”

    At the same time, 15% of those responding indicated we are doing ok while 3% feel we should be doing a lo

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  4. We Are Jewish Faces Mirrors Today’s Diverse Reality

    We Are Jewish Faces Mirrors Today’s Diverse Reality
    Author Debra Darvick shares her thoughts on Jewish diversity and unity, and the value of children seeing themselves in images.
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  5. Help Children Cope with Grief in French Toast Sundays

    Help Children Cope with Grief in French Toast Sundays
    When Mina's beloved Grandma dies, nothing feels right anymore. A gentle story for young children to begin exploring their feelings when a loved one dies.
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  6. Documentary Based on Adler Book to Premiere on HBO

    Documentary Based on Adler Book to Premiere on HBO

    An entire generation of families has shared David A. Adler's book, The Number on My Grandfather's Arm. Now the story will be introduced to the next generation in a short documentary presented by HBO. 

    Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Young Readers in 1987, The Number on My Grandfather's Arm tells the moving story of a young girl who learns of her grandfather's experience in Auschwitz. She then helps him overcome his sensitivity about the number tattooed on his arm. In the upcoming HBO adaptation, 10-year-old Elliott asks his great-grandfather about the tattoo on his arm, sparking an intimate conversation about memories and lessons we can all learn from the Holocaust

    The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm will debut on Saturday, January 27 at 6 pm, ET, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It

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  7. Leading Through Disruption

    Change is happening all around us, and there are many forces at work tempting us to pay attention to other things. David Behrman offers some ways we can focus on the newly disrupted world.
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  8. Meet David Adler, Author of Yom Kippur Shortstop

    Meet David Adler, Author of Yom Kippur Shortstop

    Award-winning author David Adler has written more than 250 book in his 40+ year writing career, including Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles. His latest story is Yom Kippur Shortstop, newly published by Apples & Honey Press. 

    What was the inspiration for Yom Kippur Shortstop?

    I’ve always been a baseball fan. I grew up in New York, and Sandy Koufax's decision in 1965 not to pitch in the World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur was a really big deal. But 1965 is history, it's not current events. To tell the story of Sandy wasn’t as intriguing as trying to make it more relatable. I did this by focusing on how Jews have choices all the time - whether to take off work for holidays, for example. 

    In

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  9. Dr. Ruth, Author of Our New Book, to Appear on GMA

    Dr. Ruth, Author of Our New Book, to Appear on GMA

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer, author of the forthcoming Roller Coaster Grandma, will appear on Good Morning America this Friday to promote the book.

    Coming February 1 from Apples & Honey Press, Roller-Coaster Grandma: The Amazing Story of Dr. Ruth depicts the ups and downs of Dr. Ruth's life. Set in a graphic novel format for ages 8-12, it recounts her escape from the Nazis at age 10 aboard a Kindertransport, to training as a sniper with the Hagganah in Israel, through her immigration to the U.S. where she started as a maid, became a college professor, and eventually a television star. Using a trip to an amusement park with her grandchildren as its framework, the story subtly demonstrates lessons of grit, resilience, and strength that readers can apply to their own lives.

    At ag

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  10. Do You Need a Last-Minute Haggadah?

    Do You Need a Last-Minute Haggadah?
    Celebrate Passover this year with our beautiful new haggadah, Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone.
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