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Book Review: Dynamics of Teaching and Learning Modern Hebrew as an Additional Language: Using Hebrew as a Means of Instruction and Acquisition. Author: Yona Gilead
In a field where teaching methods do not generally stem from published studies but rather from years of experiential knowledge of best practices shared among teachers, Yona Gilead’s Dynamics of Teaching and Learning Modern Hebrew as an Additional Language is groundbreaking first for the mere fact that it is one of the only empirical research pieces published in a mainstream venue that maps and records the Hebrew classroom routine at a micro level.
Updated: May. 15, 2019
A special Passover supplement to spur challenging and meaningful conversations on racial justice is now available from Repair the World and the Jewish Multiracial Network. Tweaking the tradition of four sons asking loaded questions and receiving answers in kind, “The Four People” are each on their own racial justice journey and ask questions reflecting their multiple perspectives, various backgrounds, different races, and different ages.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
Children's books in Hebrew, mailed to your home monthly. IAC Keshet is an enrichment program for families with children ages 2-8. Cultivating a connection to Judaism, IAC Keshet brings together Hebrew language learning with Israeli culture through hand-picked children’s books. Keshet, the Hebrew word for rainbow, is also an acronym for Kehilla, Safa v’ Tarbut (Community, Language and Culture).
Updated: Sep. 28, 2016
Saturday, September 5th was the International Day of Charity, which recognizes the role that charity plays in helping others as well as the efforts of charitable organizations. In Jewish tradition the concept of tzedakah has a more complex meaning than just charity, and encompasses both charity and justice. In the days leading up to the High Holidays, your students probably heard a lot about food drives and other community initiatives. They have also seen tzedakah mentioned in the High Holiday liturgy in the poem Unetaneh Tokef. Help your students to understand the deeper meaning of tzedakah this year using these great online resources.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2015
In the late twentieth century, numerous history museums abandoned the use of objects and created, instead, simulated environments that emphasized visitors’ experience and emotional engagement with the past in a manner known as ‘edutainment’. While these new museums were hailed as pedagogical institutions that encouraged diversity and critical thinking, not enough attention was given to their potential to become instruments of power, telling a one-dimensional narrative. This article is about the genesis of one such museum and its permanent exhibition: the Palmach Museum in Tel-Aviv, inaugurated in 2000, and devoted to the history of the eponymous Jewish paramilitary organization that was active between 1941–48.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
There is a special type of Jewish nerd who looks at electronic devices approved for Shabbat and thinks, gosh, I really wish I knew how the electronic circuit inside this works so that the rabbis were able to approve its use on Shabbat. Luckily, that nerd now has a place to visit, in Alon Shvut at the Zomet Institute’s Zomet Experience visitors' center. Zomet created a hands-on science center for children and adults to understand the engineering behind things like metal detectors, voice amplification systems, oxygen tanks, keyboards, lights, hospital food heating trays, and electric wheelchairs that are kosher for use on Shabbat.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
JTeach.org, an online Jewish teacher resource center, was launched in 2013 by the Chicago Board of Jewish Education/Marshall Jewish Learning Center (MJLC) to help teachers across the nation gain digital access to our high quality, innovative resources and projects. The Marshall Jewish Learning Center, located in Northbrook, Illinois, provides those who engage in the transmission of Jewish culture and content to the next generation, the educational scaffolding necessary to be successful in their sacred work.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2014
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
The Bezalel Academy stands at the center of the cultural discourse associated with the country's artistic activity and plays a decisive role in the shaping of Israel's cultural identity. The Bezalel Catalog was established for the purpose of documenting and preserving the visual history of the Bezalel Academy and the creative output of Academy graduates, and creating a historic archive of the institution that would contain works created by the students during the various stages of their studies, to enable documentation and provide access to current activities at Bezalel. Every year, the Academy's extensive database is further enriched by current records of hundreds of new works from all of the departments at Bezalel: Architecture, Industrial Design, Ceramic & Glass Design, Jewelry & Fashion Design, Photography, Fine Arts, Screen-Based Arts, Visual Communication as well as from the higher degree programs in fine arts, industrial design and urban design.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
'Joe’s Israel', a new social media based Israel project, was recently launched on the web, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The project provides a platform to empower college students in North America for a dialogue on Israel.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013