Hebrew camps

Ivrit B’Brooklyn

Hannah Senesh’s Hebrew-immersion day camp part of wider effort to increase foreign- language exposure.
06/25/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor
On the art room floor inside Brooklyn’s Hannah Senesh Community Day School a group of 5-year-olds are squatting around an enormous canvas, collectively coloring in the outline of a house, grass, sky and flowers with broad brushstrokes of tempera paint. While they work, a teacher points to their thick paintbrushes and quizzes the children about what colors they are using: “What color is the sky? Blue. Yes, blue. The sky is blue. And what about the grass? Green. Right, green.”
Hannah Senesh’s new day camp is an outgrowth of efforts to strengthen its Hebrew curriculum.  PHOTOS BY michael datikash

Don’t Like Hebrew School? Try Hebrew Camp

The Conservative movement’s Ramah camps debut Daber, a program to step up summertime ivrit acquisition.
Editorial Intern

08/16/2010 - 20:00

Not every summer camp has its own celebrities. But “Rami” and “Chani” a fictional boy and girl whose names derive from “Ramah” and “Machaneh” (Hebrew for camp) have become the new stars of Camp Ramah, the Conservative movement’s summer camp network.

But it’s not exactly a life of glamour for the “famous” characters, portrayed by Ramah counselors, who have the job of reinforcing the kids’ newly acquired Hebrew-language skills.

Ramah counselors and students interact to learn Hebrew, with counselors wearing “Rami” and “Chani” hats.
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