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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

Hebrew & Israel Culture and the DEI Lens

הוראת תרבות עברית וישראלית בשיעור עברית דרך העדשה הביקורתית – Hebrew & Israel Culture and the DEI Lens with Drs. Carmit Burstyn & Michal Peles-Almagor

This complimentary workshop, recorded on December 6, 2022, offers a snapshot of HATC’s six-week course and Hebrew teachers will learn how to raise their students’ awareness toward issues of personal and collective identity and help cultivate change agents who impact their local Jewish communities, Israeli society, and the world, using Hebrew languageCore Competency – Hebrew Language Education/Hebrew and Israeli Culture View the recording or Register for the Course

The Reflective Hebrew Educator with Dr. Esty Gross

This workshop, recorded on October 22, 2022,  provided an opportunity for Hebrew educators to explore the concept of transformative reflective practice.  There are 3 main levels of reflection: Traditional/surface, Progressive/theoretical and practical, and Critical/transformative. Core Competency – Personal and Professional Growth 

View the Recording of the Workshop

Hitkadmut: The Annual Hebrew Language Educators Conference

 

JANUARY 29 – 30, 2023 11:00-4:00 EST

Registration is live!

Make certain your Hebrew teachers, Hebrew leaders, and school leaders join us for the annual professional conference that is propelling the field forward. For more information about this virtual gathering, visit the  Hitkadmut page.

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.

Join Hebrew teachers, Hebrew leaders, and other school leaders for an intensive, virtual conference on Sunday, April 3, 11:30 – 3:30 EDT. 

Click here for more information and to register