Tag - Hebrew Language

What Some Camps Are Doing This Summer

By  Marissa Stern As the rising temperatures indicate, summer is officially upon us. And for many kids, in between celebrating school being over, the summer means a chance to get away from it all and head to camp for some bug juice and arts and crafts. For some overnight and day camps, the season offers a chance to offer new programs to pique the...

Making the Case for Hebrew

By Lee Buckman I’m a lover of Hebrew. I like languages in general, but especially Hebrew. Throughout my life, Hebrew was and is one of the primary ways that I identify as a Zionist. In fact, since my four sons were born (our oldest was born in 1989), I have spoken only Hebrew to them. My Hebrew still has an American accent. I make mistakes in...

What The Avi Chai Hebrew Report Tells Us (And What It Doesn’t)

By Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg The long awaited Avi Chai Foundation Hebrew report, Hebrew For What?|Hebrew at the Heart of Jewish Day Schools, was released this month, and is enjoying broad discussion and commentary among Hebrew educators and administrators. While I read it closely and with great interest, I was left scratching my head, surprised both...

How do I provide more opportunities for my students to speak Hebrew inside and outside the classroom?

By Hadas Heyman As a Hebrew language teacher, I’ve always asked myself this question over and over again. My students spend a short amount of time in my class every day, and this time is so precious and valuable. Every second should be planned effectively. My students know that wasting time is a big pet peeve of mine. There is time to write...

Hebrew Through Movement And TPR

By Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg When I first embarked on my Reimagining Hebrew Instruction project, I scoured the internet for Comprehensible Input-aligned modern Hebrew resources for my classroom and blog. I found close to nothing, and I do mean, כלום. One link that kept popping up in my searches was עִבְרִית בִּתְנוּעָה –...

Second Hebrew Language Literature Review Explores How Language Learning Influences Identity, Relationships with Community

CASJE (the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) today released the second of three literature reviews that explores what recent research about heritage, second and foreign language learning means for the teaching and learning of Hebrew. The newest review, Contributions of Second/Foreign Language Learning Scholarship to Identity...