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The International Online Conference: 'Teaching Hebrew as an Additional Language to Diverse Populations in Israel and around the World'
The MOFET International Online Conference – 'Teaching Hebrew as an Additional Language to Diverse Populations in Israel and around the World', took place on Sunday and Monday, June 10 and 11, 2015. The conference focused on issues concerning teaching Hebrew as an additional language to diverse populations in Israel and around the world as well as on the challenges these issues pose to teachers, teacher educators, researchers, educators, and policy makers.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2015
'Excellence' is a goal to which many, if not all, day schools subscribe. This issue of Hayidion provides perspectives on this elusive term, offering diverse notions of what day school excellence means and looks like, and suggesting pathways and structures for schools to achieve excellence. Each school must define what excellence means for its community and how excellence relates to the other values in the school's mission.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2015
Visrael is a video-based tool to help educators supplement year round programming about Israel, Jewish and Hebrew education. Visrael provides innovative online learning opportunities about Israel for children ages 5-10. The videos feature a mix of stop motion animation and live action documentary with real Israeli children in order to bring Israel to life for young learners. All videos are available in both English and Hebrew to promote content based Hebrew learning. The videos are also perfect for families to watch at home to learn about Israel.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2015
A show at Steven Wise Free Synagogue in Manhattan on March 15,2015, “Music Talks: Peter and the Wolf,” marked the opening of a remarkable two-week Hebrew festival called “Hagigah Ivrit” taking place in Manhattan until March 30. The festival, which hopes to raise the profile of the Hebrew language in North America through a variety of artistic and academic events, is sponsored by the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America, the World Zionist Organization, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and the Israeli-American Council.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2015
The Hagigah Ivrit is the first-ever festival in North America celebrating the Hebrew Language. The festival, which will take place in the New York metropolitan area from March 15-29, 2015, will present a variety of artistic and academic events that will engage a wide range of audiences in the beauty of the language and culture of Hebrew. The Hagigah Ivrit is sponsored by The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America, the World Zionist Organization, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and the Israeli-American Council.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
Since the end of the summer, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two day-long meetings dealing with Hebrew in day schools and other parts of our Jewish educational system. Both meetings, though forward-looking in their focus, reflected what seemed to be a shared sense among participants that Hebrew language learning and teaching—despite some notable bright spots—generally faces an uphill struggle in our schools. The problem is not one of lack of good curricula or pedagogic knowledge, though there certainly are concerns about finding and preparing an adequate supply of capable teachers. Rather, again and again, participants in the conversations pointed to a “crisis of confidence and commitment”: the lack of a clear sense of purpose and growing questioning from parents, students and even school leadership as to whether the time and energy devoted to teaching Hebrew could be better spent elsewhere.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2015
Ivriyon is now accepting applications for the 2015 summer Ivriyon Hebrew Immersion Institute for Day School Educators (June 29-July 23, 2015). The Ivriyon program strengthens the Hebrew language proficiency skills necessary for teaching in Hebrew by way of peer teaching, participant presentations, and textual study. Ivriyon is subsidized by a grant from the AVI CHAI Foundation and cosponsored by the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. Ivriyon is run in partnership with the Hebrew Language program at The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2014
How do we know what procedures are the most effective when we come to teach Hebrew to beginners? The major source of such knowledge is perhaps our own experience and reflection, enriched by what we have learned from other teachers and from our students. Another very useful source, but one that is not so easily accessible to the busy practitioner, is the research literature. MOFET International invites you to a webinar on Monday, January 26, 2015, 22:00 – 23:30 Israel Standard Time, in which Dr. Penny Ur shall present and discuss a few interesting – and sometimes surprising – research studies that can contribute to our knowledge about how to transmit the new language more effectively to learners.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
Cheryl Stone, Judaic Teacher at Gross Schechter in Cleveland, attended JTS' Ivriyon this past summer. The Ivriyon program strengthens the Hebrew language proficiency skills necessary for teaching in Hebrew by way of peer teaching, participant presentations, and textual study. She reflects on her experience and next steps in her blog post.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2014
This article sketches the trajectory of Hebrew education in the United States from the early 1900s to the present. Attending to the historiography of Hebrew education, it shows how current curricula and pedagogical approaches have been stamped by historical considerations and language ideologies, how goals and strategies have changed (or remained the same) over time, and how the evolution of the field has been driven both by internal dynamics within the Jewish community and by changes in the broader social and political context of the United States. It concludes with a framework for constructing a meaningful research agenda for the future.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2014