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Over 2,400 Spanish-speaking Jewish children will be reading age-appropriate books in their native language this month, thanks to the expansion of the PJ Library program into Mexico. PJ Library is a free Jewish children's book program conceived and implemented by the Agawam, Mass.-based Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Through monthly mailings, it delivers the gift of free books and music to more than 100,000 children throughout North America.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2013
Language Education Policy by Proxy: The ‘Ideal’ Meets the ‘Real’ in the Educational Network of the Jewish Community in Mexico City
This paper discusses the formulation of a language policy in the Jewish Educational Network of Mexico City, following its daily management. More specifically, this paper will address: (1) the discrepancies between the minority's language policy and ideologies and its reality; (2) the status of Hebrew as a burden or a benefit in pacesetting language education in this community; and (3) the outcomes of implementation of a language policy ‘by proxy’.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
A recently held four day Naomi Prawer Kadar International Seminar for Digital Technology in Jewish Education attracted 25 Jewish Studies teachers to CIM-ORT, Mexico’s first World ORT-affiliated school. The seminar brought experts Eitan Steinfeld and Benyamin Yogev from Israel to lead teachers from CIM-ORT, and other Jewish schools in Mexico City, El Salvador and Ecuador in an exploration of how the Teaching for Understanding framework can be used to teach Jewish festivals and commemorations creatively.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
Some 40,000 Jews are estimated to reside in Mexico City, most of them European and Syrian immigrants, and they have constructed an impressive network comprising more than a dozen schools, nearly twice as many synagogues and a huge gleaming sports center. In recent years, Mexican Jews have made a noticeable effort to reach beyond the walls and develop closer ties with their non-Jewish countrymen.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009