By Lauren Reeves “[email protected] was the ONLY thing in April and May that didn’t change in our lives. It was a lifesaver.” That was a parent’s recollection of our midweek Hebrew program staying exactly the same last spring when the Illinois governor issued a stay-at-home order. … [Read more...] about We’ve Been Doing Online Hebrew for Six Years. How? Why?
By Jonathan B. Krasner Long before Ben Platt was a Broadway sensation in Dear Evan Hansen, he was wowing audiences in Hebrew language productions at Camp Ramah California. Platt recalled playing Sky Masterson in a Hebrew language production of Guys & … [Read more...] about From Pete Seeger to Ben Platt: Hebrew Music at Jewish Summer Camps
By Nicki Greninger, Netta Avineri, and Sarah Bunin Benor
Although the official name of a part-time Jewish education program might be “Religious School,” “Limud,” or the like, some persist in calling it “Hebrew school.” This leads to an expectation that students will graduate wi … [Read more...] about Let’s stop calling it ‘Hebrew School’:
New Study Debunks Myths about Part-time Jewish Education
By Sarah Bunin Benor This week in a non-pandemic year, I would be driving up to the mountains to visit my middle daughter at Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa, dropping off my oldest at the bus for Ramah in California, and hugging my youngest as she goes through airport security to fly … [Read more...] about Hebrew Infusion and the Camp Experience for Parents
By Michael B. Horn It is no great secret that many Jewish nonprofits are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As events are cancelled around the country and the world, organizations are scrambling to maintain their relevance in a low-touch economy. The transition to … [Read more...] about To Keep Children Connected, Focus on Hebrew School