Day School Teaching and Learning

Providing Opportunities to Speak in Hebrew

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Mar 282017

Cross-posted from Jeducation World By Hadas Heyman How do I provide more opportunities for my students to speak Hebrew inside and outside the classroom? As a Hebrew language teacher, I’ve always asked myself this question over and over again. My students spend a short amount of time in my class every day, and this time … Read More »

Mar 062017

The Prizmah Jewish Day School conference on February 5-7 in Chicago was a strong manifestation of the energy and excitement around the birth of Prizmah, the new central address for Jewish day schools, which staged this impressive gathering of more than 1000 stakeholders in Jewish education. The conference featured innovative shared experiences ranging from interactive … Read More »

Jun 102016

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) graduated its 15th cohort last week. The two-year program combines intensive text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies with a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College. The graduates will go on to fulfill their commitment to teach Jewish studies in a North American Jewish day … Read More »

Nov 192015

In an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement, a group of Jewish day school educators, scholars of Rabbinics and education and experienced Jewish educators has begun to collaborate on a compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for the study of Rabbinics in Jewish day schools. The initiative is under the auspices of the Davidson Graduate School of … Read More »

Jun 032015

In this video, AVI CHAI Program Officer Michael Berger addresses the graduating Cohort 14 of the Pardes Educators Program (PEP) of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. PEP is a highly selective two-year teacher training program combining intensive text study at Pardes with a Masters of Jewish Education (MJEd) from Hebrew College. The … Read More »

Feb 192015

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner. AVI CHAI sponsors several opportunities for the professional development of Jewish day school leaders and teachers. Applications are now open for two such programs. As you think about your summer plans, consider whether either is right for you. Ivriyon: Hebrew Immersion Institute … Read More »

Ivriyon 2014

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Sep 222014

This article was cross-posted from the Schechter Day School Network By Cheryl Stone Cheryl Stone, Judaic Teacher at Gross Schechter in Cleveland, attended Ivriyon this past summer. The Ivriyon program strengthens the Hebrew language proficiency skills necessary for teaching in Hebrew by way of peer teaching, participant presentations, and textual study. She is committed to ongoing professional … Read More »

Trends in Judaism Impact iTALAM Thinking

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Apr 072014

By: Deborah Fishman The iTaL AM Think Tank was designed to explore important issues necessary to consider in developing a digital Hebrew and Heritage curriculum.  One such topic was: “Trends in Judaism in the 21st Century and Their Implications for Jewish Education.” A panel was facilitated by Yossi Prager, AVI CHAI’s Executive Director – North … Read More »

From the TABLETS to Tablets: iTaLAM Think Tank

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Mar 122014

TaL AM, the widely used curriculum integrating and aligning Hebrew Language Arts with Judaic Studies, has touched the lives of more than 30,000 students each year in almost 400 schools around the world. Now TaL AM, in partnership with Compedia, is embarking on a new journey to develop iTaLAM, a digital Hebrew and Jewish Heritage … Read More »