Frustrated with how Hebrew is taught to children in your congregation and community? Looking for a new model, in which Hebrew learning is effective as well as fun and joyful for your students?
#OnwardHebrew is philosophical approach to engaging and effective Hebrew language instruction in part-time Jewish educational settings. Local educator and co-developer of #OnwardHebrew Rabbi Nicki Greninger will lead us in an exploration and discussion of #OnwardHebrew's strategies.
This session is recommended for teachers and program directors working in early childhood through bnai mitzvah settings. We will meet at Temple Isaiah so that Rabbi Greninger can provide us with some experiences of the #OnwardHebrew approach in a location that is set up for it.
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Rabbi Nicki Greninger is Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA. Rabbi Greninger was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Teaching. She was ordained as a Rabbi in 2008 from the New York campus of HUC-JIR, where she also earned a Masters of Arts in Religious Education. Rabbi Greninger published the widely-used article “Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Tefillah Education in the 21st Century” in the Journal of Jewish Education and authored an article on Hebrew education in the book, Portraits of Jewish Education. She is a recipient of the Pomegranate Prize for Jewish Education from the Covenant Foundation, a member of Class 3 of the Wexner Field Fellows, and one of the co-founders of #OnwardHebrew. Rabbi Greninger is on the Leadership Team of the Presidents Rabbinic Council of HUC-JIR, serves as the Northern California coordinator of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and has served as a Co-Team Leader of Professional Learning for the Association of Reform Jewish Educators.