Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
March 2012
Dear Friends,

On Monday afternoon, March 26th, BJPA will convene a symposium on the topic of dual language public schools (scroll down for more information). In connection with this upcoming event, our Reader's Guide this month focuses on Jewish languages.


Jews have spoken, written, prayed, and politicked in at least 17 distinctively Jewish languages, not including the languages of all the lands in which they lived. Over the years, they have created rich civilizations drawing upon the local vernacular, Hebrew, and numerous language traditions and dialects unique to the Jewish People. Below are a few samples of the many holdings in the full BJPA Reader's Guide to Jewish Languages




Language & Identity

Language Education

Click here to download the entire Guide.

With best wishes,



Prof. Steven M. Cohen

Director, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner

3/26--Dual Language Public Schools   

How do dual language public schools advance the cultural horizons of their students and work for a healthier society at large?


These schools engage the interest and concerns of numerous stakeholders, among them: educators, parents, scholars, and ethnic/religious communities. Can they, do they and should they serve as vehicles for cultural preservation and identity transmission?

Join a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners:  

  • Gerry Lee Lukaska -- French 
    • Normandale Elementary (MN) 
  • Amy Quinn -- Chinese
    • Washington Yu Ying PCS (DC) 
  • Aaron Listhaus -- Hebrew
    • Hebrew Charter School Center (NY) 
  • Christina Tettonis -- Greek and Latin
    • Hellenic Classical Charter School (NY)
  • Bethamie Horowitz (NYU Steinhardt) 
  • Cynthia Miller-Idriss (NYU Steinhardt)
  • Leslie Santee-Siskin (NYU Steinhardt) 

March 26, 3pm - 5pm (reception to follow)

NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd floor  


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