Monthly Archives: September 2020

  1. Sukkot and Simchat Torah Resources for Remote or Blended Environments

    Free, ready-to-go Sukkot and Simchat Torah lessons and activities for various ages that make good use of your limited time and their limited attention span. 

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  2. Turning Trepidation into Jubilation: One Teacher's Tech Story

    Turning Trepidation into Jubilation: One Teacher's Tech Story

    My first reaction to a new computer skill is dread and fear. The Behrman House digital turn-page versions helped me switch to teaching remotely. If I can do this, so can you.  

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  3. Simchat Torah Time: Show Students How It's Made

    Simchat Torah Time: Show Students How It's Made

    Explore how to use How It's Made: Torah Scroll to complement High Holidays learning. 

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  4. It's a Meshuggah World. Might as Well Play With Your Food.

    It's a Meshuggah World. Might as Well Play With Your Food.

    It's a meshuggah* world, so we might as well have some fun.

    And, really, who doesn't like to play with their food?

    Nothing is more Jewish than a plate full of food. In these stressful times, we can find comfort in food - in a low calorie way. 

    Created by Bill and Claire Wurtzel, Meshuggah Food Faces brings us an irreverent table full of funny faces to make us smile and find moments of inspiration in the simplest of places. 

    Bill is an artist and jazz musician, so improvisation, even with food, comes naturally to him. He began making food art to amuse his wife when they were married in 1961. Claire is a longtime educator, and together they conduct workshops using the food art as a jumping off point for learning about nutrition.

    Whether for a friend, family member, or yourself, we all deserve the gift of

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  5. Stephen Covey and High Holidays: A Text Study for the Busy Jewish Professional

    Stephen Covey and High Holidays: A Text Study for the Busy Jewish Professional

    The High Holidays are traditionally times of reflection. We are called upon to take time to consider the year just ending and the one to come. Of course, those of us in the “business” of Judaism—educators, clergy, teachers, staff—may find ourselves asking, “And with all I have going on right now, when exactly is that reflection supposed to happen?” This time of year - particularly this year, which has been filled with so much grief, anxiety, and tumult - can feel so hectic for us that this particular moment may not feel at all like a good time to reflect. In fact, it might feel like the perfect time to have give in to the stress. Too often we get caught up in the urgent and critical task of helping others get this new year underway, and set our own needs for reflection aside.

    As a result we may feel out of step with those reflective messages of the High Holidays.

    Stephen Covey’s book, 

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  6. Apples & Honey Press Submission Guidelines for Authors and Illustrators

    Thinking of submitting your work to Apples & Honey Press?

    Read on! We are delighted in your interest.  

    We publish high-quality books for children that depict contemporary, diverse Jewish life and strong Jewish values.

    Our specialty is picture books for very young children (2-4) and slightly older children (3-8), but we also publish chapter books, board books, and graphic novels for older kids. 

    We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and art samples. 

    If you’re an author...

    What should you send?

    • The entire manuscript for the picture book (typically between 500-1000 words.) Please i
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  7. Meet Apples & Honey Press Authors and Illustrators

     Excuse us while this page is under construction! More information about our Apples & Honey Press Contributors is being added every day!

    David A. Adler

    Author Of Hanukkah Cookies With Sprinkles And Yom Kippur Shortstop

    David A. Adler is the author of more than 250 books for young readers,
    including the popular Cam Jansen and Young Cam Jansen series, and many books on Jewish topics.

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  8. Simple Yet Meaningful Rosh Hashanah Resources for Remote or Blended Environments

    We've rounded up some free, ready-to-go Rosh Hashanah lessons and activities to make good use of your limited time and students' limited attention span.

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  9. Failure as a Teaching Tool

    Failure as a Teaching Tool

    The backstories of accomplished people like Albert Einstein and JK Rowling can bring alive the values of resilience, perseverance, and grit. 

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