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

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

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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