Yiddish in the City Internships (Bialik Hebrew Day School)

Yiddish in the City Internships (Bialik Hebrew Day School)

Yiddish in the City Internships


Dear Yiddish Students,

The iPRAKTIKUM team is pleased to announce yet another great opportunity with “Yiddish in the City”, this time with the Bialik Hebrew 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.

Bialik Hebrew Day School

Bialik is the only school in Toronto which provides secular Yiddish instruction. As an intern, you will be observing and assisting the Yiddish teacher. Tasks can include: co-teaching, tutoring, mentoring, developing learning materials. The Bialik Yiddish curriculum is currently in its forth year of redevelopment, along the strands of culture, history, music and literature, with an emphasis on local community history.

Dates: March to June 2022


  • Tuesday or Thursdays, either mornings (9am-12pm) or afternoons (1-4pm)

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 Bialik 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 “Bialik” 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, March 16th, 2022.

Please send your application materials to iPRAKTIKUM lead Stefan Soldovieri and Project Assistant Elisabeth Lange at: ipraktikum@utoronto.