Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

Though I’m not a fan of the term “Israeliness” because it feels trite; I do believe Israeli culture and Hebrew language can be a significant key to raising Jewish Americans with an Israeli lens that bridges and connects us for years to come. This article does a great job of arguing “Israeliness” may be a […]
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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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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

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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