This week my almost 7-year-old daughter, Ellie –— eager to keep up with her friend who is having a Greek mythology-themed birthday party — decided she wants to have an Israel-themed birthday party.
Now I am not generally one for themed parties, mostly because of my utter lack of arts-and-crafts skills and my overall preference, as a busy mom, to eliminate unnecessarily time-consuming activities from my life.
Internet tutoring is on leading edge of use of technology beyond the classroom.
Walk around Temple Micah when religious school is in session, and you will see children praying, having discussions and working on art projects.
What you won’t find are alef-bet drill sessions, or language instruction of any kind.
While Hebrew is on the curriculum at this 485-family Reform congregation in Washington, D.C., students now do all their Hebrew learning from home, through private tutoring sessions conducted via the Internet videoconferencing service Skype.