No BOOs for October - We're All About Hebrew(s)!
One of the unique aspects involved in the task of Jewish education is inculcating a language along with all the other aspects we teach—religion, culture, and so on. In fact, Hebrew is so tied to our people that it is one of the names that is sometimes used interchangeably with “Jew.” One of the big things we need to decide can be summed up in a question: “what are the goals for our students?” For most of us, we feel like “teaching to the test” is the most important driver of our decision making. We, of course, want our children to be confident and “prepared” when they become b’nei mitz’vah. But, we also want them to be confident and comfortable engaging with a language that goes beyond t’filah (prayer) with amazingly entertaining biblical and Talmudic connections. Furthermore, we also believe that being a Jew means engaging in lifelong learning. With these thoughts in mind, we’ve decided to focus on Hebrew for this month’s newsletter. Inside, you can find:
K’ri-ah tovah (happy reading)!!!
The ISJL Education Team
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