Sign In Forgot Password

Hebrew Language Classes


 

Advanced Biblical Hebrew

Taught by Dr. Abby Limmer
Prerequisites: The ability to read and understand Tanakh with grammar book and BDB.
 
Students will practice reading texts from the Tanakh and will learn and review grammar points and vocabulary as they arise. We will focus on narrative portions of the Tanakh rather than poetry.
 
Registration Fees Per Session: $55 for members; $70 for non-members

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session I: August 14, 21, 28; September 11, 25; October 2
Session II: October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4
Session III: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12
Session IV: February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25
Session V: April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
 
Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE

Beginning Biblical Hebrew

Taught by Margie Kendle

Students will begin to learn the vocabulary and structure of Biblical Hebrew, and begin reading small blocks of biblical text. Students must be able to sound out Hebrew before the course begins, but do not need to understand any Hebrew beforehand. Please take the Hebrew Marathon if you are not confident about your
reading skills.

Prerequisite: Must be able to sound out Hebrew script (with vowels).

Registration Fees Per Session: $55 for members; $70 for non-members
There is a one-time book fee for new students of $40 per person.

Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Session I: December 5, 12, & 19
Session II: January 9, 16, 23, 30
Session III: February 6, 13, 20, 27
Session IV: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Session V: April 2, 16, 23, 30

Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE; Session III HERE; Session IV HERE; and Session V HERE

Hebrew Marathon

Taught by Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg

Learn to read Hebrew in two fun sessions - just seven hours - guaranteed! This year, read along with the prayers at services, and make Hebrew a language you know!
 
Session I: Sunday, August 18, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Monday, August 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Session II: Sunday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Session III: Sunday, January 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Monday, January 13, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Registration Fees: $45 for members; $60 for non-members
 
Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE; Session III HEREand Session IV HERE

Hebrew Reading Boot Camp

Taught by Margie Kendle

Get a head start for this year’s Hebrew courses! Hebrew Reading Boot Camp will be a fun and interactive way to brush up on Hebrew reading skills and move towards fluid reading. Participants will practice techniques that build familiarity and confidence with Hebrew texts. Whatever your personal goals, reading comfortably can make prayer, study, and comprehension more accessible and satisfying. An important prerequisite is the Hebrew Marathon or knowing the Hebrew Aleph Bet and vowels.

Registration Fees: $55 for members; $70 for non-members

Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 
November 7, 14, 21
 
Register HERE

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

Taught by Dr. Abby Limmer
 
In Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, we will continue reviewing grammar and vocabulary from previous semesters and move into reading Biblical Hebrew texts from the Tanakh in addition to the textbook.

Registration Fees Per Session: $55 for members; $70 for non-members
 
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Session I: August 12, 19, 26; September 9, 16, 23
Session II: October 7, 28; November 4, 18, 25; December 2, 9
Session III: January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24
Session IV: March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13
Session V: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18
 
Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE

Intermediate Modern Hebrew

Taught by Dr. Abby Limmer

Students will continue to progress in Hebrew, gaining vocabulary and complexity. Utilizing their Hebrew books and connected online activities, their Hebrew conversational skills will become more useful over the course of the year. Students can already ask for directions; by year’s end they will understand the answers.

Registration Fees Per Session: $55 for members; $70 for non-members

Wednesdays, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Session I: August 14, 21, 28; September 11, 25; October 2
Session II: October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4
Session III: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12
Session IV: February 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25
Session V: April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
 
Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE

Learn to Chant Torah

Taught by Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg
 
Do you already know how to read Hebrew?  Has it been a few years since your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or are you planning to be Bar or Bat Mitzvah as an adult? Take  the next step in liturgical musical knowledge and learn the trope for the Torah!   Join Marjorie Hochberg  on five consecutive Wednesdays in August and September to learn the special cantillation for the Torah.  This chanting class is open to anyone who can read Hebrew and who is moderately musical.  It is not necessary to read western music to be in the class, but it may be helpful.  
 
Registration fees: $55/session for members; $70/session for non-members
 
Wednesdays, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
 
August 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18 
 
Register HERE

 

Prayerbook Hebrew

Taught by Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg

Learn reading and comprehension skills for Jewish participation, prayer, and vocabulary. This class is a natural follow-up for anyone who has taken Hebrew Marathon or has a basic knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, vowels, and pronunciation.

Registration Fees: $55 for members; $70 for non-members per session

Sundays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
Session I: November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 8
Session II: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
Session III: March 1, 15, 22, 29
 
Register for Session I HERE; Session II HERE; Session III HERE
 
Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779