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  1. Warehouse Delays Are Not a Happy Way to Begin the New Year

    Dear Colleague,

    The supply problems and shipping delays that are plaguing the entire U.S.—in fact the worldwide—economy have hit us here in Jewish education as well, and we want to provide you with an update on our book shipping situation.

    As you may already be painfully aware, our Ohio warehouse partner is backlogged, and our shipments are running late, in some cases 2-3 weeks or more.  We’re in touch with them daily; they a re prioritizing our shipments and those of their other education-related clients, but they are having difficulty finding adequate staff. They have flown people in from other locations and have executive and other staff doing temporary duty in picking and packing books; so far it hasn’t been enough.

    In addition, while the war

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  2. Answers to Your Top Tech Questions

    Behrman House is committed to supporting our customers when it comes to placing orders, using our digital products, navigating our site, and more. Here's what you need to know to work through common tech questions.

    How do I place orders?

    1.  Order online

    All of our items are available at our online store: www.behrmanhouse.com

    To take advantage of your religious institution discount and to order on your school's account, make sure you’re signed in with your school's account before adding items to your cart.  You don't need a coupon code if you’re logged in and you will be able to see your discounted price right on the website as you browse. All eligible items will be discounted automatically so that you’re always getting the best price. 

    Don’t forget, if you placed your school order online last year, you can use it to plan your next order. 

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  3. What Will Religious School Look Like This Fall? SURVEY SAYS . . .

    What Will Religious School Look Like This Fall? SURVEY SAYS . . .

    It’s mid-August. For many students and teachers—particularly in the South and West—back to school is here while others will be back in session in mid-to-late September. We wanted to find out what back to school looks like in this awkward fall when things seem better even as we all remain cautious about what the Delta variant of COVID might mean in the coming weeks and months.

    So we asked, “What will religious school look like for Fall 2021”?
    47 schools from across the country responded in detail. And while uncertainty remains, and no one can yet retire the word ‘pivot’ (sorry!), educators have been finding ways to take the best from a stunningly challenging 2020 and move forward. Here are the results of the survey.

    How will your school be meeting this year?

    In contrast to last fall, when schools were zooming exclusively, most educators responding indicated that going into this school year t

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  4. Reminisce with Behrman House on Our 100th Birthday

    Reminisce with Behrman House on Our 100th Birthday

    “In the 1980’s we introduced our 800 number (800-221-2755) but for a while it was still less expensive to encourage people to call MU 4-2742 and reverse the charges. Customers usually did this to place their yearly school orders. One day a congregation called from California, asking to reverse the charges. Our office manager, Sheila Tannenbaum, interrupted a meeting Jacob Behrman and I were having to ask if that was ok. He answered yes and we continued with our meeting. A few moments later, Sheila interrupted again. ‘You won’t believe it. The rabbi’s secretary wanted to know what the weather is in New York because the rabbi is coming here this week." He told her, 'Behrman House knows everything. Ask them.'”   --Seymour Rossel, author and former Executive Editor of Behrman House.

    Do you have a fond or funny memory of Behrman House? Did you drive the forklift at a visit to our old warehouse? Did you have an unusual encounter with a student ove

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  5. Behrman House Celebrates 100 Years

    What does a one-hundred-year-old Jewish publishing firm do to celebrate a big birthday? It publishes a book!

    Behrman House: A Century of Jewish Publishing (Behrman House, 2021), described as both classy and quirky, tells the story of three generations of Behrman family ownership that began in New York City in 1921 and continued uninterrupted through ten decades, creating books that “set an esthetic standard other publishers had to meet.” [1]

    In that time, the firm that began as a modest Judaica bookshop on Manhattan’s lower Fifth Avenue selling prayerbooks and ritual objects grew into a trade publisher and the leading creator of Jewish educational materials, one that has counted among its customers most of the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist synag

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  6. 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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  7. Planning for Next Year? Here’s How to Order Turn-Page Materials

    Planning for Next Year? Here’s How to Order Turn-Page Materials

    More than 50 different Hebrew and Judaics student materials now available in turn-page format for the 2021-22 school year.

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  8. Everything You Need to Help You Plan for Next Year

    Everything You Need to Help You Plan for Next Year

    We offer a variety of resources to help you navigate the process.

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  9. Found Money for Your School Budget

    Found Money for Your School Budget

    You may have unused credit balances that are good toward future purchases.

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  10. Some Good News for Budget Season

    Some Good News for Budget Season

    Prices will remain flat next school year on our core Hebrew and Jewish life educational materials.

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