There are microphones out with computers set to record you hear someone reading off of a script. This year the eighth grade is creating a podcast in Hebrew class called An American’s Guide to Israel. However, despite the name, the podcast is directed to anyone in the community, with both Hebrew and English portions. First, each student is assigned a section. For example, “Israeli Culture” or “This Month in Israeli History.” Afterwards, the students choose what subject their portion will be on. Next, they research the topic they chose and write their script. For instance, in the first episode of our podcast you will hear about a traditional Israeli breakfast. Finally, the students edit and upload their podcast to the school website which can be found by logging in to the parent portal on nemjds.org. The students talked to two professionals after working on their first episode. First, Rachel Blair visited them and taught them how to edit the podcast. Afterwards, NEMJDS graduate, Shaina Shealy video called the studentsand taught them about journalism. The eighth graders have learned many skills from this experience. An example of this is communication skills. The students have to talk clearly and slowly when recording their portion. Therefore, they will be able to speak more clearly in their daily lives. One eighth grader, Noah said, “We are learning to form sentences in Hebrew better, and we’re learning Israeli history in the history part of the podcast.” Having the ability to speak conversationally in Hebrew is an important skill for someone who wants to go to Israel. The students are also learning how to edit audio which could be useful in later life as well. Although the students are learning a great deal of skills, you could also learn from it. Try listening to the podcast and see what you discover.