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:
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:
URJ Press, Transcontinental Music Publications and Sounds Write Productions come together in one website to bring you a vast selection of books, study guides, curricula, recorded music, sheet music, song books, downloadable MP3s and more on every Jewish topic imaginable
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 - from their website: www.sarahdavid.com
"Sarah and David Interactive was founded by Lily Yacobi, a businesswoman with a fresh concept about how to teach Hebrew. Her mother Diana Yacobi, an educational director of a metropolitan New York synagogue school and published author on topics of Jewish education, soon joined her in this educational venture.
The crystallizing 'ah ha' moment came for this mother/daughter team when they realized that: You typically see a lot of squirmy, struggling kids in Hebrew reading classrooms. Let's energize the aleph bet and bring Hebrew back to life!"
Now they have a successful media company specializing in Hebrew reading, writing and language... that's perfectly fun. "
Selected Educational & Professional Organizations
Jewish Education Service of North America - from their website: www.jesna.org
"Substantively, JESNA's work addresses the major educational challenges and opportunities facing local communities and North American Jewry as a whole. Our programs today focus on
"NATE is the professional organization of Jewish educators of the Reform Movement. Through members working in partnership across the United States as well as in Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Australia and South Africa, NATE serves a wide variety of Jewish organizations by working to strengthen Reform Jewish religious education."
URJ Department of Lifelong Learning - from their website: http://urj.org/learning/teacheducate/
The Union for Reform Judaism has a wealth of resources for educators. Annotated links to a wide variety of materials are collected on this web page.