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Over the last few months, we have been provided with an opportunity to examine the question of the effect of immersive Hebrew learning on the students connection to Israel anew. For the last seven years, we have been evaluating the emerging phenomenon that is Kayitz Kef (‘Summer of Fun’ in Hebrew). The program is supported and managed by the Areivim Philanthropic Group and during the summer of 2019 comprised 12 Jewish day camps. Kayitz Kef is a day-camp Hebrew immersion program shaped by the Proficiency Approach to Hebrew language learning, operating within the framework of JCCs and other camp settings and staffed almost entirely by Israelis, operating entirely in Hebrew. In the summer of 2020, the program pivoted to a mix of in-person and virtual platforms, providing a range of Hebrew experiences, engaging over 2,000 campers through both day and overnight camps.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2021
The Hebrew Our Way Organization and Universidad Hebraica are proud to present their new Diploma course for teachers of Torah based institutions in the Diaspora. Participants will gain new knowledge and learn basic strategies for teaching Hebrew and Leshon Hakodesh as a second language through linguistic competencies and Proficiency approach.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2021
"Millim, Millim: Supporting students as they acquire and strengthen their Hebrew Vocabulary Skills" – A Hidden Sparks Webinar
Hidden Sparks is presenting a free webinar for Ivrit teachers, February 9th, 2021 8:30pm EST. - "Millim, Millim: Supporting students as they acquire and strengthen their Hebrew Vocabulary Skills", presented by Meirav Kravetz.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2021
Launched in the spring by the Israeli American Council, or IAC, the Ofek Learning Hub offers classes on an array of topics related to Judaism, Jews and Israel in Hebrew or English (or both). The idea is to maintain and cultivate American Jews’ connection to Israel even at a time when travel to Israel is not possible because of the coronavirus.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2020
The Impact of Context on Attitudes Toward Heritage Languages: A Case Study of Jewish Schools in the Asia-Pacific Region
This qualitative study, examining seven communities in the globalized Asia Pacific area, aimed to investigate Jewish community attitudes toward Hebrew, their heritage language (HL), as influenced by the social environment. The main finding was that the “complex ecology” of context influences attitudes to Hebrew. The article delineates three major categories: expatriates in Asia, whose particularistic identity, including Hebrew, was strengthened; citizens, the majority native-born, in Australia and immigrants in New Zealand, whose Jewish identity was weakened. Findings demonstrate the importance of community contact, adding to understanding HL learning and linguistic distance between micro and macro elements in the sociolinguistic context.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2020
The Rimonim Professional Development Program aims to bring innovative pedagogical techniques developed at Herzog College in Israel to English-speaking Jewish educators around the world. The program is a year and a half long and includes an intensive summer semester in Israel, all expenses paid (COVID-permitting). This program is a joint project of Herzog and the Israeli Ministry of Education and is subsidized by the Israeli government, so the cost for the entire program (including the Israel trip) is $750.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020
The program “Book and Language”, is designed for educators of young children. Its aim is to enrich the dialogue between educators and young children through recitations and songs that accompany the young child’s everyday activities with the best that Israeli literature has to offer to young children. The website contains easy-to-understand explanations for using the program, including short video clips that demonstrate and explain how to adapt and connect the texts to the young child’s life.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2020
Starting in 2018, the three of us – a researcher of language and identity (Benor), a researcher of heritage language education (Avineri), and a rabbi-educator (Greninger) – investigated how Hebrew is taught and perceived at American Jewish part-time schools. After interviewing 20 Jewish educational leaders, we conducted a survey of 519 school directors (across diverse denominations, regions, and school sizes). Then we conducted observations at ten schools and surveyed students, parents, teachers, and clergy at eight of those schools.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
For all of the six years that Sarah Benor, Jonathan Krasner, and I spent researching and writing about the use of written and spoken varieties of Hebrew at American Jewish overnight camps, we never imagined that as our book Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps was coming off the printing press we would be facing a situation in which most of these camps were making the painful decision to close for the summer of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though we had some inkling around Passover that camp leadership was grappling with the implications of the virus’s severity, there was still a glimmer of hope that if anyone could figure out a creative way to keep camps open and safe, it would be Jewish overnight camp directors.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2020
Ivrit B’Darkenu (Hebrew Our Way) is a newly established non-profit organization, designed to address the needs of Torah based institutions to enhance Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh education for a variety of populations, settings, and formats. Students will have the opportunity to acquire high functional abilities and to experience a sense of success and belonging. The resulting advancement of Hebrew and Limudai Kodesh instruction in Torah-based educational institutions, including schools, camps, and community programs, will enable thousands of students to learn and acquire Hebrew and Lashon Hakodesh in a meaningful and experiential way.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020