Behrman Staff

  1. Ten Minutes of Real Fun with Real Hebrew: Whose Name Is It?

    The more often students are exposed to Hebrew and practice using it, the stronger their language skills will be. Here's a simple, quick activity you can use today!

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  2. Teaching Israel: It’s Complicated!

    Not easy does not mean impossible. Here are four strategies for effective Israel education.

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  3. Effective Hebrew Learning: The Power of a Simple Text

    Decoding is the first step in learning to read. Then what?

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  4. Will We See You at Biennial?

    Will We See You at Biennial?

    Behrman House and Apples & Honey Press are coming to Chicago for the URJ Biennial  Dec 11-13. Come visit us at Booth 608. 

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  5. The Rigorous Foundation of Hebrew in Harmony

    Beneath the surface prayer program is a rigorous pedagogic structure that has been carefully crafted to home in on specific concepts, skills, and content.

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  6. This Week's 10 Minutes of Real Fun with Real Hebrew: Circles of Shalom

    Energize your classes this week with a quick, useful activity to learn to say a simple Hebrew greeting

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  7. Goblins and Golems and Angels, Oh My

    Candy and costumes are fun for children this time of year, and you too can tap into this energy as an opportunity to learn about Jewish mysticism and folklore. 

    Judaism has a rich history of mysticism and folklore. Think golems, dybbuks, demons, and the like.

    Here are a few of our favorite storybooks that feature (non-scary) spirits and creatures:

    The Goblins of Knottingham 

    By Zoë Klein

    Long ago, in the town of Knottingham, there were three little goblins.

    Knotty was naughty, Knotsalot

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  8. The Language of a Common Dream?

    Jeremy Benstein, author of the new book Hebrew Routes, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World discusses the future of Hebrew as the featured guest on The Promised Podcast.

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  9. Effective Hebrew Learning: The Oral-Decoding Connection

    Plain and simple: Students benefit when they learn to decode in tandem with hearing the language. 

    Oral language and decoding go hand-in-hand, reinforcing each other, according to Dina Maiben, director of the Hebrew program at Gratz College. Such an approach increases proficiency, decreases frustration, and helps students build on what they know and progress at a smooth pace. 

    Hear more from Maiben herself, as part of our video series about effective Hebrew learning strategies.

    How can you incorporate oral Hebrew into your program?  


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  10. New Release: Getting Good at Getting Older

    From the creator of the groundbreaking The Jewish Catalog comes a new Jewish resource for a new age.
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