Monthly Archives: March 2018

  1. Stories of Hope and Redemption as an Introduction to Yom HaShoah

    Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is coming up on April 11. Introduce the sensitive subject to readers young and old with these children’s and middle-grade titles.
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  2. Resources for Yom Ha'atzma'ut

    Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israel Independence Day, starts on the evening of Wednesday, April 18. We've rounded up some resources to help bridge connections with Israel, whether at home or in the classroom.

    Are you an Amazon Prime member? Many of our titles are available on Amazon and members receive free two-day shipping on all orders. 

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  3. Three Lessons for Yom Ha’atzma’ut

    Three Lessons for Yom Ha’atzma’ut

    Jews around the world will celebrate Israel Independence Day, known as Yom Ha’atzma’ut. Beyond wearing blue and white and making Israeli flags, help students connect with Israel on a deeper level.

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  4. Sign Up for Golem Express 2018 Today!

    It’s not too late! Our next Golem shipment is going out in April. Sign up today and receive all items from 2018.
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  5. Hebrew Choice and Possibilities: Taking a Cue from Your Learners

    Hebrew Choice and Possibilities: Taking a Cue from Your Learners

    This is the second in a series of articles exploring the diversity of Hebrew learning strategies at congregational schools.


    At Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, educators follow two guiding principles when it comes to Hebrew.

    “We do Hebrew for the sake of loving it and using it,” says Brad Cohen, the synagogue’s director of education. “I listen to my students. When they’re curious about a topic, they learn it faster.”

    What this looks like in practice is a school of 250 students that aims to instill a comfort with Hebrew, whether for prayer participation and knowledge or for an overall sense of identity. The school infuses Hebrew throughout all the grades, beginning with auditory learning of blessings and prayers in classrooms.

    Third graders use Hebrew Through Movement and small group t’filah, which provides them an opportunity to connect with prayers in an intimate setting. Fourth and fifth graders learn to lead Havdalah

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  6. How to Talk About Gun Violence through a Jewish Lens

    How to Talk About Gun Violence through a Jewish Lens

     The topics of guns and school violence are difficult subjects to approach, and yet the topics have become the center of everyday discussion after the most recent tragedy in a Florida school.

    Whatever your stance on guns,  we have helpful resources to bring thoughtful conversation to your classrooms through Jewish texts and perspectives. With our Hot Topics series, you can address your students’ top concerns while also teaching them to look at various angles of the issue.

    Teaching Hot Topics provides a fully-prepared lesson plan about school violence, including connections to Jewish texts and real-life example

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  7. Should I Buy a Chromebook?

    As the digital director at Behrman House, I’m constantly asked many questions about hardware and software.  What’s the best phone?  Should I update my operating system?  Am I going to get the latest virus on my computer?

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  8. Afikomen Gifts Through Jewish Storytelling

    For Passover, consider giving these children’s books from Apples & Honey Press, sure to connect young readers to their Jewish roots.
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  9. Meet the New Behrman House Website

    Our website is evolving every day to make the user experience friendlier and more accessible. Learn how to find the materials and resources that you need.
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  10. Planning Your Curriculum? Start Here.

    We understand that planning a curriculum, whether for a single grade or for an entire school, can feel overwhelming. That's why we offer a variety of resources to help you navigate the process.
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