Monthly Archives: January 2021

  1. Save 30-50% at Our Annual Haggadah Sale

    Save 30-50% at Our Annual Haggadah Sale

    Get ready for Passover with our annual sale.

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  2. Top Tips to Get the Most from Online Turn-Page Materials

    Top Tips to Get the Most from Online Turn-Page Materials

    Four best practices for using the materials successfully.

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  3. Create a Moving Seder Experience Using Body and Mind

    Create a Moving Seder Experience Using Body and Mind

    Seder in Motion: A Haggadah to Move Body and Soul, by Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Dr. Leora Isaacs, is a new family-friendly way to engage all five senses in the Passover story and rituals.

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  4. New Stories of Courage and Defiance for Purim

    New Stories of Courage and Defiance for Purim

    One Purim story. Two heroines. 

    Two brand new storybooks from Apples & Honey Press tell their sides of the story.

     

    Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen

    By Allison Ofanansky, Illustrated by Valentina Belloni

     

    Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, I was an orphan girl who became queen.

    No, I'm not Cinderella. My name is Esther, and my story is not a fairy tale. 

    Esther would rather dig in her garden and spend time with her cousin Mordechai than live in the big, cold palace. So when then king chooses her as queen, her new life is far from a dream come true.

    And when

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  5. Bite-Size Tu Bishevat Lessons Now Available for Download

    Bite-Size Tu Bishevat Lessons Now Available for Download

    Behrman House has just released a new batch of free, ready-to-go lessons and activities for Tu Bishevat and Hebrew.

    Every few months we have been curating Hebrew and Judaics resources for learners of all ages to get you through this important and difficult time in Jewish education. Whether you are back in the classroom, continuing remote learning, or implementing a blended home/school environment, our resources can provide a meaningful learning experience for your students.

    Thousands of educators and students have been using these free downloadable materials, and we've just refreshed them with new Hebrew lessons and hands-on learning for Tu BiShevat. 

    For example, two new lessons for grades K-2 help students learn about getting in touch with nature and the value of caring for God's beautiful world, with activities like a tree treasure hunt, mindfulness moments like tasting fruit, and

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  6. Card Games Make for Purposeful, Playful Hebrew Practice

    Card Games Make for Purposeful, Playful Hebrew Practice

    Card games are time-tested sources of fun for both children and adults. They are also full of both social and academic benefits - AND get kids off screens. 

    When used to supplement learning, card games engage both family members and other students in the learning process, making for a collaborative experience. Card games such as Go Fish, Memory, War, Bingo, Gin Rummy, Crazy 8s embrace increasing levels of difficulty so children can be challenged to learn and improve as they go on. 

    Hooked on Hebrew is a new series of card games for practicing Hebrew letters and prayers - whether in school or remote, or at home or over the summer. Use them in one-to-one settings, small groups, or in teams. Some games, such as Bingo and Memory, are especially well-suited for online game play with learners.

    This approach is built on the notion that 

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  7. Jewish Trivia + Competition = Jewpardy

    Jewish Trivia + Competition = Jewpardy

    This popular trivia game is available in 12 Jewish-themed versions.

    What is Jewpardy?

    This FREE web resource has been updated for use without Flash. It comes in 12 different versions, with themes such as Purim, Bible, and Shabbat. 

    Find Jewpardy on the Play & Learn section of the Behrman House website.

    All of Jewpardy questions are also available in PDF format so you can play offline, or at a Shabbat or holiday program. Click here for the PDF version.

    The Play & Learn site also houses plenty of other free resources for learners of all age to use - whenever,

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  8. Explore the Value of Resilience with New Classroom Resource

    Explore the Value of Resilience with New Classroom Resource

    The mini-biographies in The Failure Book: How 22 Extraordinary People Persisted to Beat the Odds and How You Can Too help tweens see failure as key to growth.

     

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