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Temple Sinai’s HANDS on HEBREW (HoH) program is a Hebrew immersive program for 3rd through 5th graders currently attending Temple Sinai's  program. Each session is built on a core lesson from Hebrew Through Movement (see more about this below), focusing on Hebrew proficiency. Sessions will also include cooking, acting, dance, play and more - all done in Hebrew.

Hebrew Through Movement

עִבְרִית בִּתְנוּעָה, or “Hebrew through Movement,” is a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. Hebrew through Movement is an adaptation of James J. Asher’s Total Physical Response (TPR).  

Hebrew Through Movement introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to more facile Hebrew decoding and reading.  

Hebrew Through Movement is based on ways that children learn naturally:

  • They learn by moving about and doing.
  • They learn in an environment of positive emotional support.
  • They learn when they feel safe from the embarrassment of not knowing.
  • They learn when they can move forward at their own pace.
  • They learn best when learning is joyful and playful.
Wed, January 16 2019 10 Sh'vat 5779