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Ignition Grant

The Intergenerational Enrichment Center

The Intergenerational Enrichment Center

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach – To create meaningful intergenerational relationships and enhance the Hebrew reading skills of Boca Raton Jewish day school students in Grades K-2 by pairing them with retired educators for tutoring.  

Ignition Grant

Hebrew in Public Schools: A Community Approach

Hebrew in Public Schools: A Community Approach

To assess the current landscape of Hebrew language instruction in public high schools in the United States and to propose a path forward for the Federated Jewish community to work collaboratively to implement and expand public school Hebrew nationwide

Signature Grant

Opening the Gates: Leveraging Today’s Technology to Professionalize Hebrew Language Educators

Opening the Gates: Leveraging Today’s Technology to Professionalize Hebrew Language Educators

To develop technological capabilities in order to deliver HATC training programs to a much larger population of Hebrew educators. The program is a blended model of face-to-face and distance training and includes the development of a series of 12 videotaped lectures by Dr. Ringwald with explanations of Hebrew at the Center’s (HATC) teaching tools, the creation of interactive webinars to facilitat...

Ignition Grant

Satellite Notz’tzim and Kochavim Hebrew Immersion Program and Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute for the Portland Jewish Community

Satellite Notz’tzim and Kochavim Hebrew Immersion Program and Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute for the Portland Jewish Community

Congregation Neveh Shalom, through the Satellite Notz’tzim and Kochavim Hebrew Immersion Program and Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute for the Portland Jewish Community, expanded a Hebrew immersion program for children to a new satellite location in Portland, and launched a parallel Hebrew immersion program for adult learners. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, ...

Ignition Grant

Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World

Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World project expanded and created a formal curriculum for the Chagit initiative, which linked lower elementary school students in several Jewish day schools in North America and in Israel in the study of Hebrew language, and also enabled other cross-communal educational and social programs. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Im...

Signature Grant

Proficiency Approach to Hebrew Language Teaching: Empowering Teachers Enabling Students

Proficiency Approach to Hebrew Language Teaching: Empowering Teachers Enabling Students

Project Description The grant funded the pilot of a Modern Hebrew teaching program in the Jewish Community Day School of Greater Boston (JCDS) which introduced the proficiency approach to foreign language education. The proficiency approach is a proven, cutting-edge model for teaching language acquisition. The grant inspired the creation of an organization dedicated to Hebrew learning and the prof...

Signature Grant

Community Hebrew School After-School (Dissemination Grant)

Community Hebrew School After-School (Dissemination Grant)

To disseminate an informal Hebrew School with an innovative curriculum, to Newton, MA.

Signature Grant

Early Childhood Hebrew Language Immersion Network

Early Childhood Hebrew Language Immersion Network

This project led to the creation and expansion of the Ma’alah Early Childhood Hebrew Language Immersion Program, which worked to strengthen Hebrew fluency among pre-school children. The goal of Ma’alah was to restructure the approach to teaching and learning Hebrew throughout America. Ma’alah was based on the notion that learning a second language sporadically throughout the day is not as im...

Signature Grant

Cambridge Community Hebrew School After-school

Cambridge Community Hebrew School After-school

To support the development and testing of a model four-year curriculum with Hebrew language at its core and additional training models for teachers. The Hebrew School After-School program teaches Hebrew and Judaism by letting children learn through play and practice as well as integrated text study. In fall, 2015, Congregation Eitz Chayim in Cambridge established a collaboration with Kesher and th...

Signature Grant

Cambridge Community Hebrew School After-school

Cambridge Community Hebrew School After-school

To develop training materials for teachers to combine more effectively after-school child care and Hebrew education. Project Director: