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, but 85% would participate more if the activities were Israeli cultural programs and/or in Hebrew 17% intermarriage for children of Israelis living in the U.S. for over a decade, double the rate of their parents’ generation. In… Read More

Texting Hebrew and the Bilingual Child

I confess, I text my 7 and 10 year olds in Hebrew at bedtime. It began as a game, but when I got texts in return in Hebrew, I realized I was onto something. My kids study Hebrew and Spanish, but mostly because I want them to; not because they’ve asked to.  They take classes 2-4 hours each week, but I’m always looking for fun ways to reinforce Spanish and Hebrew in their daily lives so they want to keep learning too. As parents, we want our children to be competitive in… Read More

Why Does Hebrew Matter?

Learning Modern Hebrew – Great Things to Know! * Nationally and locally, Hebrew is a standard offering at colleges and universities. Over 140 U.S. colleges and universities offer Hebrew as a modern language, including 48 of the top 50 schools in the country, every Ivy League school, every Big Ten school except for one (Iowa), and locally at UCSD and San Diego State. * The national trend in Hebrew instruction in public schools is on the upswing – a development in which large city schools, like Chicago, have long been at the… Read More