Hebrew in Harmony: Birchot Shalom
This 16-page journal is the student’s hands-on tool for making personal meaning of the Birchot Shalom.
This 16-page journal is the student’s hands-on tool for making personal meaning of the Birchot Shalom. It includes Hebrew prayer reading practice, drawing and other reflection activities, music interpretation, and a variety of prompts for personal relevance. Three “Hebrew Helpers” pages reinforce reading, vocabulary, roots and prayer concepts. Each journal ends with “My Musical Journey”—a summary and assessment page.
In addition to its use as a skills-building and reflection tool, the journal can serve as a record of progress and is an excellent way for students to build a portfolio of their work.
Use the student journal in conjunction with the digital companion for a complete learning experience—all driven by the essential Curriculum Core.
Hebrew in Harmony is a 3-year Hebrew curriculum for 4th-6th graders that uses the power of music to engage students with prayer.
Educators can select from among 22 individual modules—each devoted to a different prayer—and teach them in any order. Featuring music from today’s top Jewish musicians, along with arts, movement, videos, and a full digital learning experience, this multimedia curriculum invites students to learn to sing and pray in Hebrew, as well as read, explore, and interpret prayer text.
Goals and Enduring Understandings for each module can be found here. (For a Word version, click here.)
A list of the prayers in the series can be found here.
For each prayer, there are 3 components:
Student Journals - One 16-page booklet per prayer that includes Hebrew reading, drawing, and other reflection activities, music interpretation, and a variety of other prompts for personal relevance. Click here to sample the Sh'ma student journal.
Digital App - Each prayer comes with its own videos, music, Hebrew reading and recording for students, teacher review and feedback options, games, and much more. An essential part of the program! App can be used on any device. Try the Sh'ma digital here.
Curriculum Core - A three-ring binder with fully scripted, timed lesson plans to create dynamic multimedia lessons, student journal booklet answer keys, reproducible word cards, and song lyrics for the music included in that module. Includes art, mindfulness, and movement activities. Click here for a sample lesson from the Sh'ma Curriculum Core.
Included in the Series
Why teach prayer through music?
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What training is available for using Hebrew in Harmony?
The Curriculum Core covers many elements of how to teach with Hebrew in Harmony.
View webinars, and a list of any upcoming workshops.
How do I download the music?
You can also find all the music here, which you'll find on the lower right corner of the yellow Hebrew in Harmony web page.
How do I set up the Hebrew in Harmony digital companion?
- Log into your educator's account at behrmanhouse.com, then enter your school’s OLC and add Hebrew in Harmony to a class.
All the prayer modules automatically appear in the class. Students in the class automatically have full access to the app from any of their devices.
- Click here for a downloadable PDF of an overview of the Hebrew in Harmony digital companion and simple instructions for accessing it.
What else do I need to know before using Hebrew in Harmony?
How can I try out the program before committing to it?
What People Are Saying
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