A Record Breaking Year for Medabrot Ivrit

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A Record Breaking Year for Medabrot Ivrit

 This year, more than 500 Arab women – up from 400 last year -  from all over east Jerusalem will learn Hebrew from Medabrot Ivrit – Women Speaking Hebrew, the Jerusalem Foundation’s 2016 Social Innovation Challenge first place winner. The project teaches different levels of Hebrew to Arab women from east Jerusalem, at minimal or no cost, opening up lines of communication between different populations and advancing shared living in the city.

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The year began with staff training. After an introductory session on Sunday, October 29, the program’s staff and its 60 volunteers gathered on Friday, November 3 for a pre-program training session. Volunteers were divided according to the levels they’re going to teach (beginners, intermediate, advanced a, advanced b), and each group learned how to work with the special textbooks that have been developed for each level. Medabrot Ivrit 3

Classes launched the week of November 5. More than 500 women from east Jerusalem will be slated into  13 groups at the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus, 2 in Wadi Joz, and one in the Musrara neighborhood.

Wishing everyone a successful year!