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Monthly Archives: May 2022

  1. How to Keep the Momentum Going After Decoding Hebrew

     How to Keep the Momentum Going After Decoding Hebrew

    Your students have learned to decode Hebrew - great! 

    Now what?

    Skill-and-drill practice feels tiring. Instead, build on your emerging readers' excitement and new skills by giving them opportunities to experience progress in a meaningful way. 

    Imagine the sense of accomplishment a learner feels when they can not only read a sentence in Hebrew, but understand it too. Or when they learn new vocabulary and can then add it to other words they know to form a sentence. Or when they win a game of tic-tac-toe by reading Hebrew words. 

    Shalom, Reader: 57 Hebrew Activities to Show What You Know offers the perfect fill-in for kids to consolidate their skills and take it to the next level. Think of it as a bridge between a Hebrew primer and more complex texts from a reading or prayer learning program. 

    Shalom, Reader introduces students

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  2. Salt and Honey: The Order is Overwhelming

    The Order is Overwhelming

    by Emanuelle Sippy

    from Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition


    Sometimes age is as muddled as life's unanswerable questions.


    Arbitrary, in our cravings for adulthood and infancy.


    Forget deciding--knowing alone is a task so cumbersome

    that control is not envied but rather exiled.


    When worry overpowers, I order life without


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  3. Planning Hebrew Curriculum? How to Choose the Right Primer

    Strong Hebrew programs have a clear rationale, a reason for doing what you're doing. Knowing your end goal provides you the necessary filter and foundation upon which to structure learning experiences, create effective lessons, choose appropriate materials, and develop benchmarks. 

    We’ve provided a start with this guide that maps four sample learning goals to a range of materials that will help you get there. Download the Consider Your Goals guide.

    This guide - plus more planning help - is available at Just click PLAN on our homepage.

    One key goal for many programs is to help students recognize the Hebrew letters and their sounds, and to put those together to form syllables and words as they prepare to join the c

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  4. A Sweet Recipe to Celebrate Jewish Mothers

    Mother's Day is almost here.

    Celebrate mom with a sweet recipe, from Get Cooking: A Jewish-American Family Cookbook

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  5. Stories to Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month

    May is Jewish-American Heritage Month, which pays tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

    Open a window to the American Jewish experience with these storybooks from Apples & Honey Press.

    American-influenced Tall Tales 


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