Yiddish in the City Internships: Bialik Hebrew Day School

Yiddish in the City Internships: Bialik Hebrew Day School

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.

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 Monday, October 3, 2022.

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.

Project Leads:
Helena Juenger, MEd
Stefan Soldovieri, Associate Professor of German
Department of Germanic Languages &Literatures
University of Toronto
50 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3L5
Tel. +1 (416) 926-2321

iPRAKTIKUM – Internationalization and Experiential Learning Initiative