Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 320
Departments/ProgramsNear Eastern and Judaic Studies
DegreesLesley College, M.A.
Hebrew College, M.A.
Tel-Aviv University, B.H.L.
Tel-Aviv University of Ramat Aviv, Cert.
ExpertiseHebrew language & Israeli culture
ProfileSara Hascal is the acting director of the Hebrew program at Brandeis Univ. She is teaching at Brandeis since 1985 Where she teaches Hebrew language skills, creative reading and writing courses and Israeli theater for performance. She developed Hebrew courses which treat the subject matter through the traditions, history, politics, arts and cultural aspects of Israel. Her publications and presentations include topics such as integrating language skills and culture through content-based instruction, reading and writing strategies and integrating Hebrew Literature curriculum and literacy for family educators in Jewish institutions. Along with her colleagues, Hascal published “Brandeis Modern Hebrew,” which has become the standard college Hebrew textbook in the United States.I am involved in advising students, training new Hebrew faculty, and involved in departmental duties at Brandeis.
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|HBRW||19a||Beginning Hebrew: Honors|
|HBRW||44b||Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media|
|HBRW||121b||Let's converse in Hebrew, II|
|HBRW||123a||Creative Reading and Writing in Hebrew I|
|HBRW||123b||Creative Reading and Writing in Hebrew II|
|HBRW||144a||Hebrew through Plays and Drama|
|HBRW||146a||The Voices of Jerusalem|
|HBRW||162b||Translation Practice and Theory|
|HBRW||168a||Hebrew Language Teaching I|
|HBRW||170a||Take I: Hebrew through Israeli Cinema|
Awards and Honors
Leah Hurwich Prize for excellence in the field of education (1987)
Robert A. Carpenter Scholarship for a distinguished Hebrew College student (1987)