Hebrew in Harmony: Mah Nishtanah with Turn Page Access
Safeguard your Hebrew curricular plans - wherever the learning takes place
The multimedia package for this booklet in the Hebrew in Harmony series will help ensure continuity in your Hebrew prayer program whether you meet in person, by video conference, in online tutorial sessions, or in some combination.
What You Get:
You get a physical copy of this Hebrew in Harmony student booklet, plus access to use the enhanced online turn page version with one student through July 2022. Included in the enhanced turn page version is a set of tips specifically for teaching with Hebrew in Harmony in distance learning settings plus selected printable PDF pages for student use.
Have students use the booklet for regular practice, independent work, chevruta study, and as a portfolio of completed work whether they are meeting in person or remotely. Use the turn page access in a share-your-screen mode with learners in groups or one-on-one online. Provide remote learners the selected PDF pages to print in situations or locations where the booklet is not available to the student. Check the downloadable teaching tips PDF for ideas and further guidance.
Access to Hebrew in Harmony turn page materials is purchased and granted per student per prayer to keep costs as low as possible. This purchase also comes with teacher access to all of the Hebrew in Harmony prayers in one link.
To get the full benefit of the Hebrew in Harmony program you will also need the Curriculum Core (one per teacher) and at least one license for the digital app passed to each teacher for access to the music. (See the links below.) It is best if each student also has a license to use the digital app to watch the videos, listen to the music, record themselves, and practice the prayers.
A few techie things you need to know:
- You must be logged in to purchase and access the turn page materials.
- Please note: Accounts on behrmanhouse.com are accessed using the email address used to set up the account.
- The booklet will be shipped.*
- Turn page access is from a link that will be available from the account that made the purchase. Log in and go to Account/My Downloadables.
- Purchases charged to school accounts will be available after processing, which typically takes one business day. Purchases made using credit cards become available immediately.
- No student email signups are needed; You need not pass licenses or create classes to use the turn page access.
- Turn page access may be shared at no additional charge with the teachers working directly with the student(s) for whom access has been purchased. Access may also be shared easily with any student for whom it was purchased should they wish to use the turn page features at home with their families.
- Problems with your order or access? You can contact us for technical support here.
- Questions about curriculum? Email customersupport at Behrmanhouse.com
Find Out More:
Hebrew in Harmony is a groundbreaking way to teach Hebrew prayer that uses the music of today's favorite Jewish musicians to help kids build an emotional connection to prayer while they learn not just the rote sounds, but the meaning as well.
The curriculum is easy to use: There is a fully scripted curriculum core, and no actual musical knowledge is required to teach it (The musicians do that part for you!). The curriculum is flexible across a variety of learning environments including distance learning, and its combination of visual, aural, and kinesthetic techniques meet a broad array of learning needs.
The powerful tool of music helps you create a joyful atmosphere for learning while establishing long term memories that engender strong retention. Incomparable hosts Noah Aronson and Eliana Light introduce students to over 50 top Jewish musicians.
Each 16-page student booklet serves as a personal prayer learning journal focusing on one prayer through Hebrew reading practice, drawing, music interpretations, and a variety of other prompts for reflection and meaning-making based on the themes of the prayer. It is key to each learner's experience.
Be sure to check out the Hebrew in Harmony App (sold separately), which is where the actual music for the program lives and can be used on any device--tablets, smartphones, or computers. Another key part of the program is the Curriculum Core, which provides three fully scripted lessons for each prayer in the program as well as answer keys, words cards, song lyrics and a variety of mindfulness, art, and movement activities.
Don't forget the full Curriculum Core for each of your teachers (sold separately), with scripted lessons and step by step instructions that help you make the most of the Hebrew in Harmony program in any venue--in person, online, in tutorials, or in a hybrid model.
Ideas for Using Hebrew in Harmony Turn-Page Edition:
*Are you beginning the school year online and not sure you can arrange for students to pick up their materials locally? Ask us about our new book sending service--provide us with a spreadsheet of names and addresses along with the list of materials for each class, and we will arrange to have materials delivered directly to your families at significantly reduced shipping rates. (We will NOT use your families' information for any other purpose. You have our word on that.)
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
What exactly am I purchasing?
You are purchasing a package that includes a physical copy of the book PLUS access to an enhanced digital turn-page version of the book, with permission to share it with one student in a remote learning setting.
Your access to the turn-page version runs through July 2023. The turn-page version is an exact duplicate of the physical book, including the same page numbering. We’ve enhanced it by also including teaching tips unique to the material and selected printable PDF pages for students’ use.
Do I need to purchase a turn-page package for each student?
Yes. Turn-page access is not a replacement for a physical book. It is a tool to help teachers in remote learning environments. Students need their materials whether they’re learning remotely or in-person.
Do I need to purchase a turn-page package for each teacher?
No. Access to the turn-page version is provided based on the number of students you wish to use it with. For example, if you have 10 students in a class, you would purchase 10 turn-page sets (you will get 10 physical books + permission to use the turnpage version with 10 students). The turn-page access can then be shared with any teacher(s) or madrichim working directly with those 10 students, at no additional charge.
If the teacher is sharing their screen to show the turn-page version, why do I need to purchase multiple copies?
You are not purchasing multiple copies of the turn page version. You are paying for permission to use the turn-page version with a certain number of students. In other words, purchases are made according to the number of people who are viewing the turn-page version, not how many are showing it.
Can I purchase access to the turn-page version separately from the physical book?
No. Access to the turn-page version is combined with a physical book. Turn-page access is not a replacement for a physical book. It is designed to make it simpler for teachers to work with learners remotely, guiding their learning. Even in remote learning settings, ideal learning is multi-modal. When learners have the physical materials, they have more control over their learning, can see the material in person, can more easily work with others in breakout groups, and better complete independent work away from the screen.
Having the print materials also ensures that you can maintain continuity in programming regardless of where your learners are meeting. This is especially important if you might be switching between remote and in-person learning. Having the physical book also gets children away from their screens and guides them through hands-on activities.
How do I get the physical books to my students?
The physical books will be shipped directly to the address you provide at time of your order. You then have several options for getting to students if you will be starting your program remotely:
- Make packages for each student and hold a book pickup day at your building.
- Combine delivery with social connection by having teachers personally drop off materials to students. This makes for a lovely porch or sidewalk socially distant, yet personal, interaction.
- Mail the books to students.
If you cannot get materials to students locally, talk to us about options for delivering books directly to students at their homes. Email us for more information.
After I purchase the turn-page package, how do I access the digital version?
Log in to the account on behrmanhouse.com from which you made the purchase. From the top menu, click Account. Then click My Downloadable Products from the menu on the left. Select the item you wish to use. When you click on the link, a turn page access file will download to your device. Double click that access file and your turn page book will open, ready for use. The downloaded HTML file can be shared at no additional charge with teachers working directly with the student(s) for whom access has been purchased. Just email the teachers and attach the downloaded file.
Do teachers or students need a Behrman House account to view the turn-page version?
No. The person who made the purchase can share the link directly with the teacher (see above). The link immediately opens the turn-page version, and teachers can then share their screens on video conference platforms with the students for whom access was purchased. Students are not likely to need direct access to the turn-page themselves. They will have their physical copies for independent work, chevruta work in breakout groups, etc.
Can I see a sample of the turn-page to try it out?
As with all our student materials, you are invited to order a copy at a 30% discount for review. This will allow you to try it out and test out the process for purchase, access, and use of the materials – so you can feel comfortable knowing exactly how it all works. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your review copies.
We have books left over from last year or have already placed our order for this school year. Do we have to buy the books again to have turn-page access?
If you purchased student materials in 2020 and still have some left over, contact email@example.com and we’ll work with you make sure you have just what you need.
What do the turn-page materials look like?
Take a short tour through the Behrman House digital turn-page materials: what they look like, the supplemental teacher support materials and student printables, and overview of how to purchase and access the digital materials.