“How Israeli-Americans Think About Their Kids’ Hebrew Learning”

by | Nov 30, 2023 | Events and Opportunities for Educators

Learning About Learning: A Conversation with Hannah Kober
“How Israeli-Americans Think About Their Kids’ Hebrew Learning”

Wednesday, January 18, 2024, 1-1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom / Free / Register at https://bit.ly/MC-LAL

Like other immigrants, many Israeli expatriates find themselves asking how they can maintain their culture on American soil. But what happens when their children learn their heritage language in American educational settings? In this session, Hannah Kober will discuss the surprising finding from her recent research that the long-held narrative about Israeli-Americans as producers of Hebrew language education, and not as consumers, needs reconsideration.

Hannah Kober is a PhD Candidate in Educational Linguistics and Jewish Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research and writing span issues in heritage language learning within and beyond Jewish educational settings. Based in New Haven, CT, Hannah is a Jim Joseph Fellow and Wexner Graduate Fellow-Davidson Scholar.

Learning About Learning: Join us virtually for a series of conversations hosted by Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education Director Jon A. Levisohn, in which leading scholars of Jewish education discuss what they have learned from their investigations of various aspects of Jewish education, and why it matters.

These events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Videos and podcasts of past events can be found at https://www.brandeis.edu/mandel/events/videos.html.

Contact Email:mandelcenter@brandeis.edu