iPRAKTIKUM – Yiddish in the City School Internships 2021-22 with MJDS

iPRAKTIKUM – Yiddish in the City School Internships 2021-22 with MJDS

Dear Yiddish Students,

The iPRAKTIKUM team is pleased to announce yet another great opportunity with “Yiddish in the City”, this time with the Montessori Jewish Day School. The program identifies needs in the broader Toronto community which can be fulfilled by a University of Toronto Yiddish student.

This will be an opportunity to gain professional credentials as well as connect to the local Jewish community. Your internship experience can be accredited in the form of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) that will appear on your U of T transcript. This is a paid opportunity that will take place in person.

Montessori Jewish Day School

The Montessori Jewish Day School is a vibrant community committed to Montessori principles and practice guided by Jewish values. We serve children from toddler to grade 8.

We are excited to partner with U of T to conduct a program that will serve to provide enrichment activities for children ages 2.5 to 8 years old. These can include but are not limited to music, art, science, reading together, poetry and/or other interests brought by the applicant.

Dates: January to June


  • with the children Monday – Thursday for a 30-45 min. per session
  • regular meetings with the teachers for direction and feedback: once a week for approximately 30 min.
  • Ages 2.5 – 8

We welcome applications from people who:

  • love learning
  • are committed, creative and enthusiastic
  • can inspire and communicate well with children
  • have broad knowledge base and can integrate learning from different areas
  • have some knowledge of or are willing to learn about child development
  • are willing and able to follow direction and take guidance
  • spoken Hebrew would be an asset

Aims: To create fun, engaging, connected online sessions that will:

  • be planned and carried out by the iPRAKTIKUM students with guidance from MJDS Staff
  • interest, inspire and motivate the children
  • facilitate social interaction
  • ideally will be multidisciplinary
  • be designed for children to do on their own, yet can be enjoyed with a parent or sibling.
  • offer ideas beyond a typical classroom setting and allow for initiative and engagement to emerge.

The iPRAKTIKUM team is looking for students who have completed at least GER 260 (or equivalent Yiddish study) and are able to commit 2-4 hours per week during the spring term.

Please submit a statement of interest (please include “MJDS” in all your document names), CV, a copy of your U of T transcript (unofficial is fine), and the contact information of at least one U of T instructor who has agreed to support your application.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.

Please send your application materials to iPRAKTIKUM leads Helena Juenger and Stefan Soldovieri at: ipraktikum@utoronto.

If you have any accommodation needs, please email ipraktikum@utoronto.ca and we will do our best to assist you.