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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

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.

Join the Revolution!

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.


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
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.


הֶ שֵׂ ג/Heseg Scroll of Achievement


הֶ שֵׂ ג Heseg, the Hebrew word for achievement, is an annual event recognizing middle school, high school, and college students who have achieved the Global Seal of Biliteracy in Hebrew. Central to the celebration is the presentation of the Scroll of Achievement, highlighting each of the participating students, their schools, their grade, and the date and level of their Seal. Recorded February 7, 2021

שיחה/Sicha: The Art of Translation

Stuart Schoffman and Dr. Wendy Zierler had an amazing and compelling conversation about translating Modern Hebrew in literature, cinema and television and the challenges and opportunities that emerge as one tries to bring one language and culture to new audiencesTo view the recording, click here.

Sicha: Reframing Hebrew in the Jewish Education Space

Drs. Netta Avineri and David Bryfman engaged in a rich conversation about Hebrew in the Jewish educational space, with a special focus on congregational and part-time settings. View the recording. Co-sponsored by The Jewish Education Project.