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Re-imagining The Future Of Hebrew In America

May 31, 2020
Virtual Program

Along with Hebrew at the Center, CASJE is pleased to co-sponsor a conversation on "Re-imagining The Future Of Hebrew In America," with Sharon Avni, Professor, BMCC, and Avital Karpman, Professor, University of Maryland.

Sharon Avni is Professor of Academic Literacy and Linguistics at BMCC at the City University of New York (CUNY). She is the co-author of Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community and American Jewish Summer Camps, and is a research affiliate at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis. Her current work examines modern day Hebraists in the United States.

Avital Karpman holds a PhD in Education from York University and is the Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Hebrew Program, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland.. Her research interests include the association between identity formation and Hebrew learning, language teacher training and curriculum development, and multimodal teaching of Hebrew. She is a recent recipient of an Andrew Mellon grant to develop open-source, digital content for less commonly taught languages and the author of Kisharim: A Textbook for Advanced Learners of Hebrew.

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 5:00 PM EDT

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