While children and youths quickly learned Ivrit, not least because of their dedicated teachers, the elders often struggled adopting the language of their new home country.
Hebrew and German in Shavei Zion
Judy Temime is Shavei Zion's town archivist and regularly writes on different topics from Shavei Zion's history. You can now read these reports in English on the website of the Former Rexingen Synagogue. Judy Temime was born and raised in the USA.
In her contribution “Hebrew and German", Judy examines the role played by the German and Hebrew languages in Shavei Zion's early years.