28 episodes

Hebrew School is a game show podcast where kids play fun games to learn about all things Jewish! Season 3 features comedy by Joel Chasnoff, storytelling by Peninnah Schram, and songs by Lenny Solomon and our house band Shlock Rock. 
The Jewish Education Project has created accompanying games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom. 
Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 
Hebrew School is a production of Tablet Studios. Check out all our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. 

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Hebrew School is a game show podcast where kids play fun games to learn about all things Jewish! Season 3 features comedy by Joel Chasnoff, storytelling by Peninnah Schram, and songs by Lenny Solomon and our house band Shlock Rock. 
The Jewish Education Project has created accompanying games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom. 
Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 
Hebrew School is a production of Tablet Studios. Check out all our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. 

    Season 3, Episode 1: The High Holidays

    Season 3, Episode 1: The High Holidays

    Hebrew School is a game show podcast where kids play fun games to learn about all things Jewish! 
    Today we learn all about the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Join the fun as our amazing kid contestant Rachel plays Emet, Emet Sheker (Two Truths and a Lie), Mah Zeh (What’s This?), and Eavesdropping on History. Also featuring comedy by Joel Chasnoff and a special song by Lenny Solomon and our house band Shlock Rock. This episode is a great way for kids and their families to learn all about these important days on the Jewish calendar. 
    The fun doesn’t stop when the episode ends. The Jewish Education Project has created additional games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom. 
    Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 

    • 25 min
    Season 3, Episode 2: Tzedakah

    Season 3, Episode 2: Tzedakah

    Our kid contestant Nachshon teaches us all about tzedakah, the Hebrew word for charity! Donating money, volunteering at a food pantry, donating toys, and providing warm clothing to those in need are all great ways to give tzedakah. Nachshon plays three games: “Say My Name”, “Prayer or Pop Song?”, and “Do We Do That? Also featuring Hebrew School storyteller Peninnah Schram and Lenny Solomon with our house band Shlock Rock, this episode will leave you inspired and excited to learn more about the mitzvah of tzedakah! 
    The fun doesn’t stop when the episode ends. The Jewish Education Project has created additional games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom.
    The fun doesn’t stop when the episode ends: Visit hebrewschoolpodcast.com for games and activities created by the Jewish Education Project. 
    Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 
    The story you heard in this episode, The Maggid of Dubno, a Parable, retold by Peninnah Schram, can be found in her anthology Stories Within Stories: from the Jewish Oral Tradition. Jason Aronson, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, pp. 150-151. 

    • 26 min
    Season 3, Episode 3: Animals

    Season 3, Episode 3: Animals

    The zoo comes to Hebrew school this week, as our kid contestant Orly tames three animal-themed games: “Prayer or Pop Song,” “Mah Zeh” (What’s This?), and “Tall Torah Tales!” Joining this rodeo is comedian Joel Chasnoff, storyteller Peninnah Schram, and Lenny Solomon with our house band Shlock Rock. 
    The fun doesn’t stop when the episode ends. The Jewish Education Project has created additional games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom. 
    Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 
    The story you heard in this episode, "Naming of Animals, a Midrash," retold by Peninnah Schram, is based on Pesikta Rabbati (PR); Tanhuma Hukkat #6; Numbers Rabbah 19:3. Quote re "Naming Animals" from The Five Books of Moses, translation by Everett Fox, Schocken Books, 1990 - Genesis 2:20.

    • 24 min
    Season 3, Episode 4: Shabbat

    Season 3, Episode 4: Shabbat

    Light the candles, bake that challah, and pour out some grape juice, because this week’s Hebrew School is all about Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest! Our kid contestant Sivan plays three games all about Shabbat “Prayer or Pop Song,” “Emet, Emet, Sheker” (Two Truths and a Lie), and “Eavesdropping on History.” Our Shabbat guests include comedian Joel Chasnoff, storyteller Peninnah Schram, and Lenny Solomon with our house band Shlock Rock. 
    The fun doesn’t stop when the episode ends. The Jewish Education Project has created additional games and activities for families, as well as resources for educators to use our podcast in the classroom. 
    Want to be a contestant on Hebrew School? Visit tabletm.ag/hebrewschool to apply. 
    The story you heard in this episode, “The Boy Who Prayed With the Alphabet,” retold by Peninnah Schram can be found in Peninnah Schram's The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales, Sterling Publishing, 2008. 

    • 26 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: Micah

    Season 2, Episode 1: Micah

    The bell has rung and you know what that means: Hebrew School is back in session! We’re kicking off a whole new season of your favorite Jewish quiz show for kids, featuring two great new hosts, Frank Spiro and Sabrina Marielle Friedman. Join Frank and Sabrina and a rotating cast of kid contestants as they answer questions, play games, and decipher songs about all things Jewish. 

    Hebrew School is hosted by Frank Spiro and Sabrina Marielle Friedman. The show is produced by Josh Kross, Sara Fredman Aeder, and Robert Scaramuccia. Songs for the “Say My Name” game were composed and performed by Sabrina Marielle Friedman.

    Have a question about the show, or know a kid aged 7-12 who should be a contestant? Email us at hebrewschool@tabletmag.com.

     Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 16 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: Cora

    Season 2, Episode 2: Cora

    Your favorite Jewish kids quiz show podcast is back in session! Hosts Frank and Sabrina are joined by this week's contestant, Cora, for a series of fun games about all things Jewish—from history to religion to pop culture.

    Hebrew School is hosted by Frank Spiro and Sabrina Marielle Friedman. The show is produced by Josh Kross, Sara Fredman Aeder, and Robert Scaramuccia. Songs for the “Say My Name” game were composed and performed by Sabrina Marielle Friedman.

    Have a question about the show, or know a kid aged 7-12 who should be a contestant? Email us at hebrewschool@tabletmag.com.

    Check out all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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Man & son in Sydney, Aus ,

Smart fun

Our son (10 when the series began, now 11) has enjoyed this a lot, and it brightened two lockdowns (so far).
Listened first at desk with parent present, a second time in car with family. Sweetens the pre-batmitzvah phase, reminding us we are part of a community and hopefully opening a door for real learning soon.
Love the format and schtik. Would a little more actual Hebrew or Yiddish hurt?

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