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.
Behrman House Play & Learn Page
Find plenty of free resources for students to use over the summer. Hebrew learners of all ages can:
- - Practice their prayers from Kol Yisrael, Hineni, or from a prayer service
- - Use a Hebrew keyboard to type messages to students, teachers, family, and friends
- - Practice with Professor Gimmelstein in this Click and Read Hebrew game
- - Focus their Hebrew language studies on particular subject areas (such as clothing, the family, food, and telling time) with Ulpan Alef Interactive
- - Practice reading and recognizing modern Hebrew words with 285 downloadable word cards. Cut into flashcards or print two copies and use to play a memory game.
For decoding learning and fun reinforcement, Shalom Hebrew is an app that takes language practice on the go - anywhere, anytime. Each of the 24 lessons in this app builds on a foundation of key cultural words, such as mitzvah and shamash, and introduces related letters, vowels, syllables and words, with plenty of practice opportunities. Students learn Hebrew aurally and visually at the same time, hearing the sounds of letters, vowels and syllables. They can also record themselves reading and play back the recording, and compare their pronounciation to both Israeli and American voices.
Created as a universal app, it can be used on any PC or Mac desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. (For students in the Online Learning Center, the app links to student accounts and allows their progress and recordings to be saved centrally, no matter where they practice—at home, at school, or even in the car.)
Hebrew in Harmony
Students who used Hebrew in Harmony during the school year still have access to the digital companion over the summer. Usable on all devices: tablets, smartphones, or laptops. Try it out here!
The app includes 22 prayers, and each prayer comes with:
Music and Videos - Musical hosts Eliana Light and Noah Aronson help students dive into the prayer words, melodies and meaning. Music for each prayer includes a traditional melody plus 3-4 musical interpretations of the prayer. Videos explain the meaning of the prayer. Option to add custom audio or video recordings into the app.
Games - 2-3 games for each prayer that reinforce key concepts in game-style play.
Hebrew Reading Practice - Hear the prayer in Israeli and American voices. Three levels of listening and recording options.
This FREE app allows you to play, listen, and record from Kol Yisrael volumes 1, 2, and 3 through an interactive game. Includes an updated Hebrew/English main menu.
New prayers added:
- Yotzer Or/Ma'ariv Aravim
- Birchot HaHaftarah
Batya's Bubbles & Blessings supports your use of the Kol Yisrael Hebrew program to practice prayer reading, skills, and to review the prayers from all three volumes of Kol Yisrael.
Students can record themselves while reading, chanting, or singing the prayers and blessings, and have the option to email the recordings to anyone. The recorded files can even be played on iTunes.
Practice Hebrew while playing favorite card games. Shuffle It in Hebrew contains six different games, four word lists, and a letter to parents all in one convenient deck of cards. Each deck comes with instructions for various games and all games are perfect for a small group. Designed for children up through grade 4.
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