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Please note: The following descriptions are taken directly from websites or catalogues. 

Major Jewish Education Textbook Publishers(All textbooks from the following publishers are housed in our collection) 

Behrman House - from their website: www.behrmanhouse.com
Behrman House is known as a publisher of quality Judaic educational materials (including print and e-books, software, mobile apps, teacher guides, and lesson plans). Our educational materials are fun, age-appropriate and pedagogically sound. Our broad-based offerings--which include Hebrew, Bible, ethics, holidays, Jewish history, and Israel--are designed to meet:

  • The diverse curricular objectives of religious schools
  • The varying instructional styles of educators
  • The multiple needs and learning styles of today's students
  • The demands of educators and students to access materials on a variety of platforms

Behrman House also publishes noteworthy materials about Judaism and Jewish life for those interested in deepening their understanding of Judaism, their Jewish roots, and Jewish practice. Our titles explore:

Torah Aura - from their catalog: www.torahaura.com
Each Jewish school is committed to assuring the Jewish future. Every school wants to provide the best possible Jewish education, and we at Torah Aura Productions are committed to help you succeed. We believe that:

  • Technology holds great promise but few schools are equipped and outfitted to use it now.
  • Experiential education holds great promise. In this catalog you will find two new experiential textbooks.
  • The essential secret of Jewish education rests in the relationships between teacher and student, and in the creation of sacred community. We stand ready to help every teacher succeed.
  • Family education is a cornerstone of building the Jewish future and we have always worked with the leaders in that field.
  • Jewish schools once bragged, and should be able once again to brag, that sending children to your schools will make them better students. They will learn close reading, critical thinking, the essence of language and other things they will not be able to gain elsewhere.

Additional Jewish Publishers

(The Tartak Learning Center has some materials from each of these publishers)

EKS Publishing - from their website: www.ekspublishing.com
"EKS Publishing Company specializes in books and auxiliary learning aids for mastering Classical Hebrew. We offer self-study courses and classroom materials for students of all ages. Whether your goal is to learn the alphabet, translate the Hebrew Bible, or simply follow along at services, EKS has the tools to meet your needs."

Jewish Lights - from their website: www.jewishlights.com
"We describe ourselves as publishing books that reflect the Jewish wisdom tradition for people of all faiths, all backgrounds. Our books really focus on the issue of the quest for the self, seeking meaning in life. They are books that help you to understand who you are and who you might become as a Jewish person, or as a person who is part of a tradition that has its roots in the Judeo-Christian world. They deal with issues of personal growth. They deal with issues of religious inspiration. Our principal goal is to stimulate thought and help all people learn about who the Jewish People are, where they come from, and what the future can be made to hold." Jewish Publication Society - from their website:www.jewishpub.org
"Welcome to JPS. We are the oldest publisher of Jewish books in the United States. Our roots go back to before the Civil War, and our charter to 1888 in Philadelphia. We are old, but young at heart. Our publishing program includes path-breaking new works for the study of the Bible in the 21st century. A growing number of our volumes are now available as e-books. Our mission has always been to enhance Jewish literacy through the publication of great books, and we are doing so now at the dawn of the digital age. "

Kar-Ben Publishing - from their website: www.karben.com
"Kar-Ben is a division of Lerner Publishing Group in Minneapolis. Under Lerner's leadership, Kar-Ben Publishing now publishes over fourteen new titles of Jewish content each year, developing a growing Jewish library for children and branching out from pre-school and young children's works into middle school fiction and non-fiction. Kar-Ben has created many award-winning children's titles on such subjects as Jewish holidays, crafts, folktales, and contemporary stories and picture books." 

Sarah & David Interactive - Read Hebrew Now – from their website: www.readhebrewnow.com
“Sarah and David LLC is an Englewood based company established with my daughter Lily. We’re a mother-daughter team and had a wonderful time creating Read Hebrew Now. Read Hebrew Now was born when we decided to help squirmy Hebrew school kids struggling with Hebrew reading. Combining my Jewish educator experience with Lily’s talents as a business woman and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, we set about creating a program to make Hebrew fun and learning to read a rewarding experience for students.”

Selected Educational & Professional Organizations

Association of Reform Jewish Educators (formerly NATE) - website http://reformeducators.org/
ARJE is the voice for Reform Jewish education, advancing the profession of the Jewish educator and dedicated to inspiring excellence in Jewish education.