Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew Update
Middlebury and Hebrew at the Center have decided to conclude their joint operation of the Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew (the “Institute”) so that they may focus on their individual strengths.
Middlebury will devote its efforts in Hebrew language programs through its School of Hebrew and Masters of Arts program. Hebrew at the Center will advance its professional development services for Hebrew educators in Jewish day schools, other schools, adult education programs, early childhood education programs and other formal and informal Hebrew education activities. The Institute will become a wholly owned entity of Hebrew at the Center and will reformulate its programs for advancement of the field of Hebrew language education accordingly.
LA Hebrew Proficiency Project Completes 2nd year
The Hebrew Language Proficiency Project, a joint initiative between BJE and Hebrew at the Center, empowers teachers to more effectively teach their students Hebrew. Educators enhance their skills to maximize student learning, ignite a passion for Hebrew in students and elevate the status of Hebrew in the community. Each year of the Project includes a series of distance and in-city workshops and mentoring provided by Hebrew at the Center staff.
Cohort 2 of the Hebrew Language Proficiency Project, in partnership with Hebrew at the Center, recently completed the final workshop of Year Two of three years, held at Adat Ari El. The Cohort is comprised of Hebrew teachers and administrators from Adat Ari El Day School, Pressman Academy, Shalhevet High School, Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School and YULA Girls School. (Cohort 1 included Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, Kadima Day School, Sinai-Akiba Academy, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Day School, and Valley Beth Shalom Day School.) Pictured above are the workshop participants, the Hebrew at the Center staff, and Janice Tytell, BJE Director of Continuing Professional Development.