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More than 6,600 students were learning Hebrew in a public-school or charter-school setting in 2018 in the US, according to a report issued by CASJE, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education, and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2020
Now in its ninth year, the Hebrew Public network of 13 charter schools utilizes a blend of startup philanthropic funding and state funds to offer high-quality Hebrew language education to Jewish and non-Jewish students alike. Currently, these schools run in New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. New schools are scheduled to open soon in Philadelphia and Staten Island.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2018
Since 2007, Hebrew language charter schools – publicly-financed K-8 schools teaching Modern Hebrew to religiously, linguistically, and culturally diverse students – have emerged in cities across the United States. This article analyzes the contested notion of language ownership by exploring a set of discussions in over 75 articles in the American Jewish press about Hebrew charters. This article demonstrates how anxieties about communal production and reproduction are traceable through the circulated discourses about Hebrew learning.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2015
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Manhattan and Sela in Washington, D.C. are among three new schools affiliated with the New York-based Hebrew Charter School Center (HCSC) opening this school year: the other one, in San Diego, opened last week. Another Hebrew charter school, Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Academy, opened this month in San Antonio, replacing a Jewish day school.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
Julie Wiener visits the Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter Schools in Florida and reports on their development. There are now four schools in the fast-growing Ben Gamla network founded five years ago in South Florida by former Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.) and another three in other States.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
For Charters’ Jewish Cousins, So Near, So Far: The Tricky Relationship Between Hebrew Charter Schools and Their Religious After-School Programs
Julie Wiener, associate editor of The Jewish Week writes about the development of after-school Judaic studies programs for students from the new Hebrew charter school movement. These private, optional programs offer a chance to engage unaffiliated Jewish children while also compensating for what is, from the Jewish community’s perspective, a major shortcoming of Hebrew charter schools: their inability to teach Bible, prayer or other religious content.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2011
In this article, the authors investigate the possibility of using public, online charter schools to provide general education – at almost no cost – to day schools. After describing the cyber-charters, their advantages and disadvantages, the authors share their conclusions.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
In their December 11 issue, the Forward published an opinion article from Rabbi Irving Greenberg titled “There Is No Alternative to Day Schools.” Lamenting what he sees as an increasing tendency in the Jewish community to look beyond day schools in favor of less expensive educational alternatives, Greenberg wrote: “I, too, wish there were a cheap, effective alternative to day schools — but there is not.” The Forward invited a diverse group of scholars and Jewish education specialists to respond to Greenberg’s essay. They are published in this special section— along with a response from Greenberg.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2010
The economic crisis sweeping the USA is bringing Jewish parents to explore less expensive ways of providing their children with a Jewish education. One of the options being examined is the establishment of publicly financed Hebrew Charter Schools, such as the Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter School in Hollywood, Florida. Many Orthodox parents reject this option out of hand, while others examine it as a possible way of making Jewish education more affordable.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009