What does it mean to teach Hebrew in a supplementary school? Do we "count" the teaching of t'fillah (prayer) as Hebrew or Judaics? If we decide that it's important to increase student understanding of the essential values of Jewish civilization, using Hebrew nomenclature (i.e., talking about bikkur holim instead of "visiting the sick"), is this part of their Hebrew class, or does it become integrated into the Judaics part of the curriculum? What do these distinctions mean to our schedule, to our curriculum, and to student learning?

On this page we'd like to explore whether Hebrew learning should be separate from Judaica learning, and if it is integrated, what might this education look like? Note that the question is specific to part time Jewish education in congregations, with all the challenges related to students, teachers and milieu inherent in this educational setting.

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Why an Integration Disciple moved to separate Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Beth Young, RJE Coral Gables, FL
Hebrew-Judaic Integration.doc