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Nostalgia about summer traditions notwithstanding, Jewish camps have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Camp’s value for Jewish education and identity-building is now a major focus of communal attention. Major Jewish foundations, federations and organizations are investing heavily in the sector. Many camps have become more intentional about incorporating Jewish learning, Shabbat and Israel into their programming. They’ve also evolved to meet families’ changing expectations and demands: offering a wider range of choices of all kinds (from food to activity to session length); providing more frequent updates and communications to parents; accommodating numerous medical requirements and allergies; and placing greater emphasis on safety and security.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
It used to be that parents who wanted to expose their children to conversational Hebrew over the summer had to travel to Israel. Now a growing number of American Jewish day camps are offering Hebrew-immersion programs, where kids do the standard day camp activities — swimming, arts and crafts, music, zip-lining and field trips — but “hakol b’ivrit.” The rise of Hebrew day camps comes on the heels of an expanding Hebrew charter school movement in the United States. Approximately 3,000 children, not all of them Jewish, are now enrolled in the tuition-free schools, which focus on Hebrew learning and Israeli culture.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is excited to announce the opening of Ha’Geemnasia Hebrew Summer Camp – a brand new Israeli style summer camp for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade. With dual-language and immersion tracks, this neighborhood focused, play-based program will take your child on a “trip” to Israel this summer. Accompanied by specially trained Israeli counselors passionate about Hebrew, Jewish identity and Israeli culture, the curriculum developed by expert educators at CBE, will visit a different Israeli city each week. Campers will have the chance to experience a variety of one of a kind camp activities, engage in creative special projects and participate in exciting field trips all through the Hebrew language.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
When Sara Losch decided to add a computer-learning program to her Hebrew school’s curriculum, she thought it would give her students a dose of positive reinforcement. Little did she realize that the program would also provide an emotional boost to the staff. The program, Mitkadem Digital, is an online version of the Union of Reform Judaism’s Mitkadem textbooks, which are used in a little more than a third of the movement’s 870 member congregations, said Michael Goldberg, editor in chief at URJ Books and Music.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education and the Department of Hebrew Language at JTS are offering a unique opportunity in the summer of 2014 for 15 qualified day school teachers to enter a four week (June 30 - July 24, 2014) Hebrew immersion program geared for teaching Judaic studies (Limudei Kodesh) in grades K-12 – the Ivriyon.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Spring, 2014 semester of online courses which will begin on February 23, 2014. The array of courses offered touches upon the fields of Teaching Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching Jewish Studies, and Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language. Several courses will be conducted in Spanish.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
The MOFET Hebrew Teachers' Online Forum invites you to participate in an online Hebrew language webinar on December 22, 2013 at 19:00-21:30 Israel Standard Time. Rachel Halabe of British Columbia University in Vancouver, Canada, will be giving an introduction to Biblical Hebrew for teachers of Modern Hebrew. This free online webinar is the third webinar in Hebrew of the MOFET Hebrew Teachers' Online Forum in this school year.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
The Hebrew Language Council of North America, which held its inaugural conference last month in New Jersey, aims to make Hebrew a more central part of American Jewish culture. Established by a partnership among several organizations including the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli Ministry of Education, the council is launching as growing numbers of Jewish educational programs are rethinking their approach to teaching Hebrew and as signs emerge of low Hebrew literacy among American Jews.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2013
Legacy Heritage Fund is proud to announce the launch of The Dah Bear Hebrew language vocabulary learning program as an Android app. Dah Bear is a language tool which facilitates higher levels of Hebrew vocabulary mastery by students in day schools and supplemental schools across the United States.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
For TaL AM Hebrew and Heritage Curriculum, the newest something else has turned out to be our Facebook group, LeV TaL AM. Currently, we have 284 educators in our group and we are able to reach them all with one post. The most frequent posters in the group are TaL AM teachers around the world sharing their work with each other. The sharing is now happening directly from one teacher to her colleagues through our Facebook group which speeds up the process and gets many more people involved. There is networking, sharing and discussion on the TaL AM Facebook group.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013