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The New Hebrew Program

Introducing The New Hebrew Program!

Unlock the door to a world of language and culture with our after-school program tailored for students in grades 1 โ€“ 6. Our program is designed to offer an effective and engaging experience, revolutionizing the way Hebrew is learned.

๐Ÿซ In-person small group sessions
๐ŸŽ“ Personalized learning tailored to each student
๐Ÿค Practical abilities for real-life Hebrew interaction
๐Ÿ“š Authentic content infused with Israeli culture and tradition
๐ŸŒ Connecting local experiences with the Israeli perspective… all in Hebrew!

Join us and embark on a journey that goes beyond language acquisitionโ€”itโ€™s an immersive experience in Hebrew and Israeli culture. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Letโ€™s learn, grow, and connect together!  Spots are filling up fast, donโ€™t wait! Book a school tour.

The Directorโ€™s Message


Maya L. Groag

Shalom and greetings,

I’m Maya- a dedicated educator with over two decades of experience within the educational realm. My journey has woven through the corridors of institutions like the Rashi School and JCDS, where I’ve had the privilege of nurturing young minds.

A few years back, I embarked on a transformative hiatus to embrace my most cherished roles yet- as a mother to delightful twins. Yep, twins came into my life, adding a new layer of love and chaos. But even in the midst of the adorable chaos, my passion for education didn’t miss a beat. While nurturing my twins, I found myself simultaneously nurturing my dedication to education, constantly ideating and innovating projects within the field.

And, as life unfolded, a recent addition to our family- an adorable baby brother- became an endearing project of its own.

Over the years, my educational philosophy has evolved and matured, a reflection of my multifaceted experiences, a B.A. in psychology, and an MSc. in Project and Program Management, the latter with a profound emphasis on Education. All of which recorded in the lively city of Boston.

Throughout my educational journey, I have consistently focused on prioritizing the individual student in all endeavors, regardless of their young age or educational background. I consider their strengths, weaknesses, passions, and perspectives to be of utmost importance. Not letting administrative clamor and bureaucratic nuances overshadow this personalized approach.

In my belief, the pivotal factor in cultivating a meaningful student-teacher dynamic lies in the teacher’s genuine investment in the student’s accomplishments. It’s this belief that fueled the inception of the New Hebrew Program-an initiative fostering Hebrew language acquisition through intimate group settings. These small clusters not only amplify personal connections but also ignite richer brainstorms and collaborations.

Authenticity, empathy, and positive reinforcement of learning skills constitute the cornerstone of my approach. With this compass guiding the way, I’m steadfast in my belief that every student’s linguistic inquisitiveness can be nurtured and kindled.

ื”ื™, ืฉืžื™ ืžื™ื”.

ื›ื‘ืจ ืœืžืขืœื” ืž-20 ืฉื ื” ืื ื™ ืขื•ื‘ื“ืช ื‘ืชื—ื•ื ื”ื—ื™ื ื•ืš ื•ื›ืžื•ืจื” ืœืขื‘ืจื™ืช.
(ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ื™ืชืจ ื‘- JCDS, The Rashi School )

ื‘-2018 ืœืงื—ืชื™ ื”ืคืกืงื” ืžื”ื•ืจืื” ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ืกืคืจ ืขืœ ืžื ืช ืœื’ื“ืœ ืืช ื”ืชืื•ืžื™ื ื”ื ืคืœืื™ื ืฉืœื™ (ืœื ืžืฉื•ื—ื“ืช ื‘ื›ืœืœ!) ืืš ื‘ืคื•ืขืœ ืœื ื”ืคืกืงืชื™ ืœืขืกื•ืง ื‘ืชื—ื•ื ื•ืขืกืงืชื™ ื‘ืžื’ื•ื•ืŸ ืคืจื•ื™ืงื˜ื™ื ืฉื•ื ื™ื ื‘ืชื—ื•ื ื”ื—ื™ื ื•ืš. ื›ื•ืœืœ ืคืจื•ื™ืงื˜ ืื™ืฉื™ ืœืื—ืจื•ื ื” ืฉืœ ืื— ืงื˜ืŸ ืœืชืื•ืžื™ื…

ื”ืคื™ืœื•ืกื•ืคื™ื” ืฉืœื™ ื›ืืฉืช ื—ื™ื ื•ืš ื”ืชืคืชื—ื” ืขื ื”ืฉื ื™ื, ื“ืจืš ืžื’ื•ื•ืŸ ื•ื ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืจื‘ ืฉืœ ื”ื•ืจืื” ื•ื›ืŸ ื“ืจืš ืชื•ืืจ ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ื‘ืคืกื™ื›ื•ืœื•ื’ื™ื” ื•ืชื•ืืจ ืฉื ื™ ื‘ื ื™ื”ื•ืœ ืคืจื•ื™ืงื˜ื™ื (ืขื ื“ื’ืฉ ืขืœ ื—ื™ื ื•ืš). ื”ื›ืœ ื‘ื‘ื•ืกื˜ื•ืŸ ื•ื‘ืกื‘ื™ื‘ืชื”.

ื‘ืžื”ืœืš ื›ืœ ื”ืฉื ื™ื ืชืžื™ื“ ื ื•ืชืจืชื™ ื ืืžื ื” ื•ืžื—ื•ื™ื‘ืช ืงื•ื“ื ื›ืœ ืœืชืœืžื™ื“ ื›ืื“ื ื™ื—ื•ื“ื™. ื‘ืœื™, ืงืฉืจ ืœื’ื™ืœ ืื• ืœืจืงืข ืฉืœื•.ื”, ืืœื ืœื—ื•ื–ืงื•ืช ื•ืœื—ื•ืœืฉื•ืช ืฉืœื•.ื”, ืœืชื—ื•ืžื™ ื”ืขื ื™ื™ืŸ ืฉืœ.ื”, ื•ืœืฆื•ืจืช ื”ื—ืฉื™ื‘ื” ืฉืœื•.ื”. (mindset)

ืคื—ื•ืช ืœืจืขืฉื™ ื”ืจืงืข ื”ื‘ื™ืจื•ืงืจื˜ื™ื™ื ื•ื”ืื“ืžื™ื ื™ืกื˜ืจื˜ื™ื‘ื™ื™ื.

ืื ื™ ืžืืžื™ื ื” ืฉื”ืžืคืชื— ืœื”ืฆืœื—ืช ื”ืงืฉืจ ื”ื‘ื™ืŸ ืื™ืฉื™ ืฉืœ ื”ืชืœืžื™ื“.ื” ื•ื”ืžื•ืจื” ื˜ืžื•ืŸ ื‘ื”ืชืขื ื™ื™ื ื•ืช ื›ื ื” ืฉืœ ื”ืžื•ืจื” ื‘ืชืœืžื™ื“.ื” ืขืฆืžื•.ื”.

ื‘ืขืงื‘ื•ืช ื–ืืช ื™ืฆืจืชื™ ืืช ื”ืชื•ื›ื ื™ืช ื”ื—ื“ืฉื” ืœืขื‘ืจื™ืช.  ืžืฆืข ืœื“ื•ื‘ืจื™ ืขื‘ืจื™ืช ื‘ืงื‘ื•ืฆื•ืช ืงื˜ื ื•ืช ื›ื“ื™ ืฉื›ืœ ืื—ื“ ื•ืื—ืช ืžื”ื.ืŸ ื™ื•ื›ืœื• ืœื”ืชืงื“ื, ืœืฆืžื•ื— ื•ืœืคืจื•ื—. ืื ื™ ืžืืžื™ื ื” ืฉื”ื“ืจืš ื”ื ื›ื•ื ื” ืžืจื›ื™ื‘ื” ืื•ืชื ื˜ื™ื•ืช ื•ืืžืคื˜ื™ื”, ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ื—ื™ื–ื•ืง ื—ื™ื•ื‘ื™ ืฉืœ ืžื™ื•ืžื ื™ื•ืช ื”ืœืžื™ื“ื”.  ื•ื›ืฉื”ื•ืœื›ื™ื ื‘ื“ืจืš ื–ื• ื ื™ืชืŸ ืœื”ื’ื™ืข ื•ืœื’ืขืช ื‘ื›ืœ ืชืœืžื™ื“.ื” ื•ืœื”ืฆื™ืช ื‘ื•.ื” ืืช ื”ืกืงืจื ื•ืช ื•ื”ื ืœื”ื‘ื•ืช ืœืฉืคื”.

Our Mission

The New Hebrew Program is an after-school program for students in grades 1 – 6. The program offers an effective and engaging experience. It uses an instructional model of in-person small groups with a personalized learning experience that is customized to each student. This approach provides practical abilities that enable students to function in Hebrew in real-life situations through personal interaction. The program is using authentic content, including content derived from the Israeli culture, tradition, Israeli experience as well as the local experience… just in Hebrew.

What makes us special?

1. Practical Curriculum

The program is designed to empower students to use Hebrew in their everyday activities effectively,

focusing on practical applications of the language.

2. Comprehensive Skill Enhancement

It emphasizes enhancing reading, comprehension, and writing skills, alongside refining everyday communication abilities,

ensuring well-rounded language development.

3. Cultural Immersion

Students are immersed in Israeli culture, tradition, history, and contemporary life through the use of authentic and relevant materials,

providing a rich contextual backdrop for language learning.

4. Tranquil Learning Environment

The program is conducted in a peaceful and practical setting, which contributes to a positive, enjoyable, and productive learning experience.

5. Small Group Learning

Students learn in small groups, allowing for a more personalized and engaging learning experience.

These groups are formed based on personal factors and characteristics, fostering a strong sense of belonging and teamwork.

6. Individualized Course Content

The content of the course is customized for each student, ensuring that learning is tailored to their specific needs and goals,

which enhances motivation and engagement.

7. Positive Self-Perception and Accomplishment

The program values and promotes a positive self-image and a sense of achievement among its students,

contributing to their overall confidence and success in language learning.

8. Experiential Learning Methods

Language learning is approached through enjoyable and experiential methods during in-person sessions,

making the process more engaging and effective.

9. Student-Centric Approach

The distinctive approach of the program prioritizes the individual student, with a focus on supporting, guiding,

and facilitating their progress throughout their language learning journey.

10. Teamwork and Appreciation for Differences

The small-group approach not only enhances learning but also encourages appreciation for differences and the value of teamwork,

preparing students for diverse social interactions.

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!