Let's Stop Calling it "Hebrew School"

Rationales, Goals, and Practices of Hebrew Education in Part-time Jewish Schools
Tue, 4 August, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Student writing in Hebrew on a chalk board

Join Hebrew at the Center and CASJE for an engaging presentation of new research on the what, how and why of Hebrew education in part-time Jewish settings. The three primary researchers will share findings from their 2019 study that integrated a range of data from across the United States, including over 500 school director surveys, classroom observations in 12 schools, and nearly 400 student, clergy, parent, and teacher surveys at 8 schools. Trends, successes, and challenges will be highlighted – followed by applicable recommendations for stakeholders in similar settings. There will be ample time for Q & A.

Dr. Netta Avineri is Language Teacher Education Associate Professor and Intercultural Competence Committee Chair at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). She is a co-editor of the 2019 (Routledge) Language and Social Justice in Practice and author of the 2017 (Palgrave Macmillan) Research Methods for Language Teaching: Inquiry, Process, and Synthesis.

Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor is Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, and Director of the Jewish Language Project. Her books include Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism and Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps.

Rabbi Nicki Greninger is Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA. Dedicated to innovation and excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Greninger is a recipient of the Pomegranate Prize by the Covenant Foundation, a current Wexner Field Fellow, and one of the co-founders of #OnwardHebrew.

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