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Our Mission

Hebrew at the Center aims to revolutionize the effectiveness of teaching and learning Hebrew in all educational settings, worldwide.

HATC engages institutions and professionals worldwide with the goal of advancing excellence in Hebrew teaching and learning.  Our vision is a world where Hebrew is vibrant, celebrated, and pivotal to a thriving Jewish identity and the global Jewish community. 

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Why Hebrew

Language is a fundamental building block of our identity. A shared language brings an immediate cultural and emotional connection not only to its speakers, but to a broader community. The Hebrew language serves as a sacred link of the global Jewish community, reinforcing a shared history and heritage. It gives us deeper access to text and helps us engage in both spiritual and daily life with authenticity and understanding.
Hebrew enriches individuals and communities, bringing joy and meaning to the contemporary and historical Jewish experience.

Why Hebrew at the Center

HATC catalyzes the field in an integrated, systemic manner by leveraging resources and intellectual assets to revolutionize teaching. We know that teachers are at the center of a child’s language development, and we also know that teachers operate within a system of shared stakeholders. Our work centers upon four different dimensions of change in the community of stakeholders:

Our Core Values

Transformative &
Sustainable Change

Builds capacity that will support ongoing growth and advancement of Hebrew goals within the school and in the broader field.

Data-Driven
Assessment

Promotes qualitative and quantitative data driven assessment tools to empower teachers in advancing student outcomes

Commitment to
Ongoing Excellence

Employs the highest standards in the field to establish paradigmatic models that elevate Hebrew and Hebrew language instruction

“Teachers now feel more empowered as they work together to deliver a proficiency approach to Hebrew that focuses on student growth over time…”

Rabbi Lee Buckman
Former Head of School, Tanenbaum
Chat & Greenfield Hebrew Academy

Our Impact

With our expertise and access, the Hebrew at the Center has become a go-to organization in shaping and elevating the field of Hebrew language study. Hebrew at the Center serves a broad range of stakeholders who are committed to Hebrew and the role that it plays in Jewish life.

HATC HIGHLIGHTS

Global C.R.E.D. Language Conference

December 2 – 3, 2020: A free global gathering for language lovers and educators, including a HATC Hebrew Round Table with middle school and high school students discussing in Hebrew why they love the language. Learn more.

Three Complimentary Covid-Response Workshops:

  • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Hebrew teachers and leaders – Dec. 1
  • Accelerate Hebrew literacy of incoming 3rd – 8th graders with limited Hebrew background – Dec. 13
  • Conceptual and practical tools in differentiated instruction for multi-level classes – Jan. 12

FOR INFO, TO REGISTER, OR SEE ALL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A Brief Video History of Modern Hebrew

 

Hebrew at the Center is happy to share with you a  wonderful short video from Bimbam on Modern Hebrew and its relationship to historical Hebrews (used by permission of the URJ).