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At Yavneh Day School, it became clear that if Hebrew is to be a value, we need a paradigm shift. This shift must reflect what we know today about language acquisition, brain development, and 21st-century learning skills. We determined then that the most obvious limitation to success was time. Best practice dictates that immersion should happen consistently for at least four hours a day. It is not unusual for more traditional schools to offer four hours a day of Jewish and Hebrew studies, which might be taught mostly in Hebrew. In a community day school setting like ours, the demands of the secular curriculum are often such that four hours of Hebrew instruction is difficult to achieve.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
What does it take to achieve excellence in Hebrew education? A willingness on behalf of the leaders and community to engage in a critical examination of an already successful program. At the Epstein School in Atlanta, we had developed a reputation as a school with a highly successful Hebrew immersion program. And yet, internally, we knew we could do better; there were gaps in achievement that we struggled to address, and we needed the perspective of an outside expert to help give us a bigger picture on the program’s goals and implementation. Many schools would question why we spent time and resources to fix what isn’t broken when there are so many demands on our plates. This article chronicles how we embarked on the journey to ensure our students receive the best immersion services we can provide. We came away with a profound sense of renewed commitment to our values, identity and mission statement.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2015
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