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Monthly Archives: April 2023

  1. Year-End Gifts to Show Teachers Appreciation

    Teachers form the backbone of Jewish education. 

    It's nice to show them gratitude with a gift as the year comes to a close. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

    Keeping an eye on the budget? Remember that quantity discounts are available. Log in to your school account to get the best discounts.


    Maybe It Happened This Way

    The Chicago chapter of the ARJE this year gifted its members this midrashic approach to Bible, combining storytelling with learning.

    Maybe It Happened This Way: Bible

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  2. Everything You Need to Plan for the New School Year

    Everything You Need to Plan for the New School Year

    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.


    Our 2023 catalog features new resources for online learning, as well as many of the Behrman House materials you've relied on before. It also includes pull-out Judaica and Hebrew Curriculum Planning Guides (details below). 

    The 2023 catalog is now available online here

    We will also have a printed catalog available in July. If you would like a hard copy of the catalog, please contact


    Planning Guides


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  3. How to Help Students Grapple with Israel at 75: Now More Complicated Than Ever

    How to Help Students Grapple with Israel at 75: Now More Complicated Than Ever

    Jewish tradition teaches us how to engage in constructive disagreement, where the goal is to learn and to strengthen relationships, rather than to win an argument. 

    Yet when the subject is Israel, nuanced opinions are usually sidelined. Israel is turning 75 this month, amid one of the most complicted periods of its existence.  


    The question for us as Jewish educators is how to how to give our students supportive spaces and freedom to grapple with the complex issues of Israeli history.

    Shying away from teaching about modern Israel is not an option. It's the Jewish homeland, the realization of a 2,000-year-old dream and the base from which the story of the Jewish people unfolds. 

    It’s essential that our students gain an understanding of Israel’s place in the historic, cultural, political, and religious development of the Jewish people so th

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