Jewish Agency launches global Hebrew ed program at summer camps

Jun 29 , 2021

Source: Arutz Sheva 


The Jewish Agency for Israel is launching a new program for innovative, informal Hebrew language education at summer camps throughout the Jewish world. The aim is to spark an interest and curiosity about Hebrew among Jewish kids and teens, and to deepen their familiarity with Israeli culture. The program will be launched this summer with the assistance of the Jewish Agency's shlichim (emissaries) who will use Israeli songs, educational games, outdoor activities, sport, cooking workshops and more to provide campers with an introductory Hebrew vocabulary and familiarity with Israeli slang.

The program will run as a pilot for informal Hebrew education this summer at camps in the United States and France. It was developed by respected academics who focus on informal Hebrew learning and the connection between language and society (sociolinguistics). The program was created with support from the Patrick & Lina Drahi Foundation and in collaboration with the Hebrew at the Center, which developed the educational content.

The Jewish Agency’s summer camp programming joins the extensive activities of the World Zionist Organization with formal Hebrew education and other bodies involved in furthering the Hebrew language among global Jewry.

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Updated: Jul. 15, 2021