ERIC Number: EJ938393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 24
Anna G. Sherman: A "Benderly Girl"?
Ingall, Carol K.
Journal of Jewish Education, v70 n1-2 p32-39 2004
Anna G. Sherman (1897?-1980) taught Hebrew language at the various extension schools of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in a career that began in 1923 and lasted for nearly forty years. Her name appears on the academic registers of the institution--with respites for residence in "Eretz Yisrael," childbirth, or illness--through 1960-1964, with the final notation, "On leave of absence." Her reluctant goodbye to the institution and profession she loved is a fitting coda to a life in which profession and vocation were one. Sherman studied at the Teachers Institute of JTS (TI) during those heady years when Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) and his colleagues were changing the shape of American Jewish education. In this paper, the author profiles Anna G. Sherman and discusses Sherman's views on teaching Hebrew, as well as her pedagogy. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Jews, Religious Education, Second Language Instruction, Judaism, Language Teachers, Educational Objectives, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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