HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal

Teaching Hebrew

Teaching Hebrew

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From The Executive Director

by Dr. Marc N. Kramer Jun 08, 2006


I hope, please G-d, that you are all well and continue to find joy in your most holy work.

From the Desk of Bathea James, RAVSAK President

by Bathea James Jun 08, 2006

Dear Chevre,
I hope that you are well and your preparations for the close of the school year are not too burdensome. My wishes for a most successful year end.
RAVSAK has historically been focused on the advancement of community day school education in the US and Canada. This year, we had the good fortune of welcoming our first Mexican Jewish day school as a new member. As we begin our preparations for the year end, we find that the work of RAVSAK is reaching beyond North America and across the Anglo-Jewish world.

Good News for Hebrew Language Education

by Ms. Leah Nadich Meir Jun 08, 2006

There is good news for day schools educators who have pleaded for interesting, engaging and educationally superior materials for teaching Hebrew language. There has been a resurgence in the past few years in Hebrew language education at all levels, from preschool through high school and beyond. Some initiatives, such as “Hebrew in America”, sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Ma’alah program, developed by the Melton Center with a Covenant Foundation grant, have tackled the preschool years. Two ambitious initiatives have begun to transform Hebrew language education in day schools at the elementary and high school levels. Both are known by Hebrew acronyms: Tal Am (Tochnit Limudim Ivrit Umoreshet) is designed for grades one through six and NETA (Noar Letovat HaIvrit) is geared for grades seven through twelve.