Behrman Staff

  1. Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Are you coming to the NewCAJE conference in Portland, O

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  2. Simple Tips for Easy School Orders

    Simple Tips for Easy School Orders
    It’s probably been a while since you made your yearly school order. Here are some basics to get you started.
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  3. Fond Farewell to Joan Carr

    Fond Farewell to Joan Carr
    After many decades as a Jewish educator, Joan will be retiring at the end of June.
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  4. Welcome to Our Summer Intern

    Welcome to Our Summer Intern

    We are pleased to announce that Alef Davis is joining us this summer as an editorial intern. 

    She is a budding writer, and was an editor of both the literary magazine and an undergraduate research journal at Drew University. She has also worked as a classroom assistant at Temple Ohr Shalom religious school in New Jersey. She is curious about every aspect of publishing, has already made friends with Ivan, our house dog, and we look forward to working with her this summer. 

    As a paid editorial intern, she will be learning and doing many of the following:

    • Assisting editors with manuscript editing, art direction, photo research, and writing for a wide variety of projects

    • Participating fully in Creative Team meetings and brainstorming sessions

    • Reviewing manuscript submissions

    • Learning about and helping with tagging photos in our database, cutting sound files, and other behind-the-scenes digital work

    • Learning about every as

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  5. Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    "Language is a key to identity and culture, and Hebrew is a key to Jewish identity and Jewish culture. We just have to approach it as such." So writes Jeremy Benstein, the linguist and cultural anthropologist and author of the newly released Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World.

    Benstein explores the significance of Hebrew in the life of Jews and Judaism, and argues that engaging with Hebrew - not with the aim of fluency or solely ritual participation - is a vehicle to enrich our connection to Judaism and its values. "We can try to make Hebrew more acce

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  6. Pack These Camp Goodies for a Deeper Jewish Connection

    Pack These Camp Goodies  for a Deeper Jewish Connection
    Create opportunities for spiritual connection, even when your children are away at camp.
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  7. Keep Hebrew Skills Strong All Summer Long

    Summer can be a great time to keep Hebrew skills sharp, and prevent the summer slide. Share these resources with families and students and remind them that just 10 minutes of practice on any of these resources a few times a week tucked into a car ride or long afternoon will go a long way to retaining their hard-earned language competence.

    Online Resources

    Behrman House Play & Learn Page

    Find plenty of free resources for students to use over the summer. Hebrew learners of all ages can:

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  8. Join Our Team!

    Join Our Team!

    Behrman House is seeking a Customer Support Specialist to become part of our energetic, dedicated team that works collaboratively to ensure that educators and other customers have an outstanding experience with us, and that our ordering, fulfillment, and administrative processes run effectively.

    We are seeking an outgoing, versatile colleague, preferably with some order-entry experience, who has a great phone manner, excellent communication, problem solving, and time management skills, and who is comfortable and adept with many forms of technology. While deep understanding of Jewish tradition is not required, some knowledge of Judaism and/or Hebrew is helpful.

    The position is full-time, on-site in our new downtown Millburn, NJ editorial offices. We provide health benefits, 401K plan, and paid time off. In addition to major national holidays, we follow the Reform calendar of Jewish holiday closings. And we celebrate birthdays!

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  9. Tech Tools: Gimkit

    Tech Tools: Gimkit

    Gimkit is a quiz learning game…and was created by a student!

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  10. Author Brings Pro-Vaccination Book to Heart of Ultra-Orthodox Neighborhood in Boro Park

    Author Brings Pro-Vaccination Book to Heart of Ultra-Orthodox Neighborhood in Boro Park

    This Sunday, May 19, Eichler’s Judaic, the sprawling Judaica store in the heart of Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, will be hosting author/ illustrator Ann Koffsky, and sharing her book, Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor.

     

    Published by Apples & Honey Press (an imprint of Behrman House) in 2017, the book has garnered much new attention and relevance because of the measles outbreak that has affected the Jewish community. Information about the event has gone viral within Jewish Facebook and Wh

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