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

You are invited to the Tarbuton’s year end celebration!

You are invited to the Tarbuton’s year end celebration! Sunday May 20, 12:30-2:00 p.m. on the grass in front of the House of Israel in Balboa Park Schedule: end of year plays by each class in our Center in Carmel Valley and from our public school classes, and Shira Btzibur . We hope to see you there! Bring a picnic for your family and friends who might enjoy the program. Stay for the House of Israel Annual Lawn Event that will begin at 2:00 p.m. with performances and Israeli Dancing. Come join… Read More