Posted by Jennifer Medina, The New York Times, & filed under HLA In Action .

Every so often, Aalim Moody, 5, and his twin sister, Aalima, break into a kind of secret code, chatting in a language their father does not understand. Walking along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, they make out the lettering on kosher food shops and yeshiva buses, showing off all they learn at the Hebrew Language Academy Charter… Read more »

Posted by Julie Wiener, Associate Editor, The Jewish Week, & filed under HLA In Action .

Yaron Gal-Zur might as well be a rock star, as far as his adoring first-graders are concerned. Singing “Bo nireh mi yoshev yafeh,” Hebrew for “come, let’s see who is sitting nicely,” he ushers his blue-and-white clad brood from their round tables and brand-new blue chairs to a rug and asks them, in Hebrew, how… Read more »