By Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz “Almost everyone I have spoken to at our temple, thinks it is a phenomenal idea. Most comments (from them) include, ‘Why did no one think of this before?’” Respondent, #OnwardHebrew 2018 survey #OnwardHebrew burst onto the Jewish educational scene in the Fall of 2017 with the goal of radically transforming the decades-old, less-than-effective approach to teaching Hebrew in part-time/congregational settings. In … [Read more...] about #OnwardHebrew Takes Off
By Paula Jacobs
While my baby-boomer peers were protesting the Vietnam War, I was attending Hebrew school. Decades later I may not be able to share personal stories of civil disobedience but what I acquired has become a legacy for future generations.
From early adolescence through my college years, I attended classes at Hebrew College of Boston (then Hebrew Teachers College or HTC) for 12 hours a week in addition to full-time studies at … [Read more...] about The Legacy of My Jewish Education:
Lessons for Today
By Paul Steinberg It’s March and most Hebrew School Principals are planning for next fall, and it’s a war out there. It’s not pretty. I mean, the Jewish people are really busy, and those of us on the frontlines of Jewish education - planning calendars and such - are constantly confronted with just how busy everybody is. There’s sports, dance, homework (an absurd, nearly inhumane amount of homework!), rehearsals, family trips, T.V. and/or … [Read more...] about Why? The Continuing Struggle for the Soul of Hebrew School
By Rabbi Stacy Eskovitz Rigler I graduated from Hebrew Union College in the age of possibility. At the turn of the millennium anything was possible for Jewish life. Five years before the first recession, looking back, it seemed like the golden age of synagogues. I started at an amazing job - a dream senior staff team with a learned senior rabbi who cared deeply about our religious school, a cantor who brought smiles to synagogue through music, … [Read more...] about Hebrew Learning for the 21st Century
Are you a day school teacher of Judaic studies, or a graduate student of Jewish education? Do you aspire to develop and refine skills necessary to teach in Hebrew? The Davidson Graduate School at JTS will run its popular four-week Hebrew immersion program, Ivriyon, July 3-27, 2017. Ivriyon provides day school teachers with a wonderful opportunity to strengthen their ability to teach Judaic topics in Hebrew. The program is a 4-week, … [Read more...] about Last Few Spots for Ivriyon 2017!