MISSION

Hagigah Ivrit (חגיגה עברית), “a festival of Hebrew”, will raise the profile of Hebrew in North America by creating and supporting local events and activities that celebrate the language and its culture.

Through comprehensive programming, Hagigah Ivrit aims to strengthen the importance of
Hebrew for enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the language. Hagigah Ivrit will take place in North America from March 9 through April 7, 2019.

ABOUT

Hagigah Ivrit (חגיגה עברית) is an annual month-long celebration of Hebrew that will take place from March 9 through April 7, 2019.

Sponsored by the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and the World Zionist Organization, Hagigah Ivrit will feature a variety of artistic and academic events that aims to engage a wide range of audiences in the beauty of the Hebrew language, aims to stimulate interest in and excitement for Hebrew culture, and expand the use of Hebrew language in North America.

MARCH 9 – APRIL 7,  2019


A Festival Celebrating
the Hebrew Language and Culture.

Hebrew is a language both old and new, the language of both the Bible and the daily life of modern Israel. We invite you to join us at a wide range of events celebrating Hebrew – the vibrant language of Israel expressed in its literature, movies, songs, and more.

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OUR PURPOSE

Expanding and deepening the use of the Hebrew language in everyday life.

Promoting Hebrew language and culture among diverse audiences in North America.

Building a connection between the Hebrew language and the arts.

Strengthening the ties between the local Jewish community and Israel.

Advocating for Hebrew as a tool to strengthen Jewish identity.

Promoting Hebrew as something fun and deserving to be celebrated.

NORTH AMERICA STEERING

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Rabbi David Gedzelman, Chair. President and CEO, the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Hilla Drechler, Representative of the Education Department in North America, World Zionist Organization

Iryna Gubenko, Strategic Partnerships Manager, The Areivim Philanthropic Group

Yaakov (Kobi) Cohen, Director for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America and Coordinator of the National Association of Hebrew Teachers.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

OUR PARTNERS