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Our Mission מטרתנו

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. 

Why Hebrew
למה עברית

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
למה עברית
במרכז

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 within this community.

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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
TanenbaumCHAT
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto

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

New Hebrew Teacher Boot Camp

Registration is open for the New Hebrew Teacher Boot Camp מכינה למורים חדשים on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to Thursday, August 4, 2022, 11:30 AM – 5 PM EST. This virtual training provides basic preparation for teachers’ first days at school. This intensive workshop is designed for beginning Hebrew teachers or teachers early in their career who are interested in the Proficiency Approach. Cost is $749 for the entire course; 10% discount for HATC or Prizmah members. Click here to register today.  

 

State of the Field of Hebrew Language Education Report

 

Hebrew at the Center recently shared the State of the Field Report with the broader community, a document that captured a wide range of research and findings from the field of Hebrew language education in the day school field. These insights and learnings, collected from a wide range of field partners, greatly inform Hebrew learning, faculty effectiveness, and student outcomes.

Rabbi Andrew Ergas Welcomes Dr. Esty Gross to HATC

 

On behalf of the leadership and staff of Hebrew at the Center (HATC), I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Esty Gross will be joining our professional team as Chief of Staff and Director of Education as of May 16, 2022. 

For the past five years, she has served as the Education Director for Hebrew Studies, Global Division for the Center for Educational Technology (CET), a leading provider of Hebrew curriculum and professional development for the Jewish educational field worldwide. She has worked within academia as a former Associate Coordinator of DeLeT L’Ivrit and currently serves as a Visiting Lecturer at DeLeT Lehoraat Ivrit at Hebrew Union College and as an Adjunct Professor in the MAT-TESOL program for the University of Southern California. Esty has over twenty-five years of field experience… Read the full announcement regarding Dr. Esty Gross