Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry
Author: Jennie Starr This article does a great job of arguing “Israeliness” may be a solution to combat apathy towards organized Jewish life in the Diaspora and the challenges of assimilation. Though I’m not a fan of the term “Israeliness,” I do believe Israeli culture and Hebrew language can be key to raising Jewish Americans with an Israeli lens that bridges and connects us for years to come. Some of my favorite quotes from within: Oblivion knocks. The two obvious alternatives—aliya and Orthodoxy—require so radical a change in one’s lifestyle that they’re… Read More
Brandeis University – Middlebury School of Hebrew
Leveraging the expertise of faculty from Brandeis University, this Summer Ulpan program in Middlebury, Vermont has an excellent reputation for rapid immersion. http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/hebrew
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