Saturday, April 01, 2023

Students in pre-k through eighth grade celebrated Yom Ivrit—the day that honors the contribution of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the man that popularized the everyday usage of the Hebrew language. It further celebrates our usage of the language of the Jewish people. Throughout the week, students learned about how Eliezer Ben Yehuda turned Ivrit from a biblical language to a colloquial language spoken in all situations; He created words for umbrella, ice cream, etc. Different grades worked together to create a dictionary with new Hebrew words, create a comic, understand opposites and create new words by combining different Hebrew words together. The students’ work can be seen throughout the halls. The week’s activities culminated with a play written and acted by the eighth grade students. The program was a great success, and the students, proud of their heritage, learned a great deal.

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