Elul Study: Ruach in the Chadar Ochel: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps

Episode 130 · September 1st, 2020 · 54 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor explains how "Hebrew infusion" helps to build community. At most American Jewish summer camps, the primarily English environment is infused with Hebrew signs, songs, and mixed Hebrew-English sentences, like “Madrichim [counselors], please bring your chanichim [campers] to the teatron [theater] immediately after Birkat Hamazon [Grace After Meals].” In this discussion, Dr. Genor draws from her most recent book. "Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps".

Sarah Bunin Benor is Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, where she teaches mostly masters students in the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and undergraduates at the University of Southern California.

This class took place via Zoom on September 1, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.