Hebrew School That Works
I applaud Rabbi Joy Levitt’s effort to reinvent supplementary Hebrew school, which she described in an August 26 article. However, I would suggest that in these days of working parents, a supplementary Hebrew school that took a leaf from summer camping together with after school programming might exert greater appeal.
In short, a five-day-a-week Jewish after school integrative program that ran from 3-6 pm and combined Jewish learning and language study together with sports, games, music and art, along with pickups of children scheduled from local schools would certainly be attractive to demanding and hardworking Jewish parents, not to mention their children.
Deborah Dash Moore
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan