By Sharon Avni [First in a series about the new book Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps, the product of the Mandel Center’s Hebrew at Camp project.] For all of the six years that Sarah Benor, Jonathan Krasner, and I spent r … [Read more...] about Hebrew Ba’Bayit
By Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz A long-standing assumption at the heart of synagogue Hebrew education is that if our children learned to read English, it should not be that hard for them to learn to read Hebrew fluently. Yet, even with four years or more of “Hebrew school,” young … [Read more...] about How Hard Can it Be?
Looking back at the 19 years I’ve worked at AVI CHAI, I am thankful beyond measure that so much of my project oversight intersected so perfectly with my values and priorities. One prime example is my work on Hebrew language education. I’d like to share with … [Read more...] about Hebrew Language Education:
Toward Fulfilling My Dream
By Todd L. Pittinsky Hebrew school is going up against a lot of competition these days - and often getting beat. The Jewish people are a busy people. Children and their parents have to choose amongst soccer and skating, coding and Cub Scouts - not to mention the ever-rising … [Read more...] about Seriously Shaking Up Hebrew School Education
By Lauren Merkin and Shoshi Becker The recent blog exchange on Hebrew language learning, launched in the wake of Arnee Winshall’s September 8th post, “Hebrew Language as a Communal Priority,” is a very welcome one. While the two specific issues discussed - the need for more H … [Read more...] about As Good as It Can Get: Raising the Standards and Expanding the Scope of Hebrew Language Education