Bira v’Nashira

Join us for the next Bira v’Nashira on June 3, 2018!   Tickets are available now HERE! We started a tradition  and Jewish circle of friends at Bira v’Nashira at a local Israeli restaurant with an incredible evening September, 2017.  Over 120 community members in a sold out program met that evening, sang, danced, ate and […]
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Celebrating San Diego’s Jewish Educators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jennie Starr Tarbuton & Startup18 858-201-6094 info@tarbuton.org http://www.tarbuton.org http://www.startup18.org Tarbuton Announces San Diego Jewish Educator Awards Tarbuton is pleased to announce that Craig Parks of Carlsbad was selected for the San Diego Harold Grinspoon Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for Multi-Institutional and Independent Jewish Educators. Tarbuton/Startup18 Jewish Educator Awards […]
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Reinventing Jewish SD Hackathon Winners 2017!

Tarbuton hosted through it’s program Startup18 the Jewish Community Hackathon on Sunday May 8. The program was made possible by a grant from the Covenant Foundation and facilitated by Upstart. It was an inspiring celebration of Jewish entrepreneurship in San Diego!  We kicked off the day with 18 video pitches and an additional six live […]
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Visitors to the Lab & What Happens Next

A young man in the community who has planned Jewish programs for his peers, for young adults, has high energy and is genuinely interested in Jewish life walked into our Jewish Engagement Lab this week curious about what goes on there. As he entered the room, he was warm, enthusiastic, and made his way, introducing […]
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Israeli? Israeli-American? American? Why Speaking Hebrew Matters

October 2015, citing statistics from the Reut Institute, the Israeli-American Council and the PEW report about Israeli-Americans, Jewish identity, education and Israel connection this article explores the important of Hebrew language for Israelis, Israeli-Americans and Americans too.  Written by Jennie Starr, Founder/CEO at Tarbuton Israeli Cultural Experiences in San Diego, CA. Read in English: @ […]
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Israeli-American Council Survey on Israeli-Americans 2013

While no surprises really in the behavior patterns of Israeli-Americans studies, the Israeli-American Council concluded in this 2013 research report that Israeli-Americans behave differently before 10 years in the U.S. and after 10 years in the U.S. There are some interesting conclusions: Under a third of Israelis in U.S. send children to Jewish day schools, […]
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Children’s Hebrew Books for Hanukkah

Give the gift of classic books in Hebrew for Hanukah! You can buy them online from Sifrutake in FL or Steimatsky’s in LA and even send a subscription that will deliver books through the mail monthly for preschool and elementary school ages for a very low cost. All the options are discussed here: https://hebrewinamerica.wordpress.com/category/children/hebrew-books-children/ https://www.israeliamerican.org/keshet

Hebrew Educator Training

The best formal training for Hebrew language education available in the United States is a MA program at Middlebury College.  The program teaches the proficiency method based on ACTFL standards. There is a required summer visit/stay. Read more: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/grad_programs/hebrew