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Hebrew Language courses for Winter 2015-16

All sessions are 8 classes
Cost: $70/member, $85/non-member
Ezpass holders: free
Text fees: vary by class
Register by email: ruthie@jewishroc.org

Hebrew Reading Classes audio downloads


Reading Course Level 2
Tuesdays, January 5 – March 1(no class on Jan. 19)
Time: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: member/$70, non-member/$85.00

For the new reader, take your newly-acquired reading skills up a notch by exploring them through eight common prayers to understand the meaning of the words, and to begin to grasp basic grammar rules that will expand your Hebrew knowledge.


Prayer Book Hebrew audio downloads


Prayer Book Hebrew - Intermediate
Sundays, January 10 – March 13(no class on Jan. 17)
Time: 9:15 a.m.- 10:30am.
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Prerequisite: Ability to read

In this class, we focus on the grammatical rules that build the Hebrew language. Practice reading and gain comprehension as you build fluency, and make your prayers more meaningful. This class is ongoing and builds upon previously learned concepts.

Prayer Book Hebrew & Ulpan – Intermediate/Advanced
Sundays, January 3 – March 6 (no class on Jan. 17)
Time: 10:45 – noon
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew some comprehension

In this class, we “cross-train” the brain to utilize both aspects of the language and to see how Prayerbook Hebrew is closer to the modern language much more than assumed. Reading, writing and oral exercises comprise this class. This class is ongoing and builds upon previously learned concepts.

Prayer Book Hebrew – Advanced
Wednesdays, January 6 – March 2 (no class on Jan. 20)
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew without vowels

This is an on-going class that explores grammatical concepts necessary to understand Prayerbook language. We systematically go through the prayerbook to see how the concepts are utilized in them, and explore deeper meanings of the prayers, to make them more meaningful.

Ulpan Classes (Modern Hebrew) audio downloads

Conversational Hebrew - Beginners/Intermediate
Tuesdays, January 5- March 1 (no class on Jan. 19)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Textbook fee: $10
Prerequisite: Ability to read.

Immerse yourself in Hebrew with this ulpan-style class. We’ll simulate everyday situations like holding social conversations, learning in a classroom, family life, home, etc. handwriting (script) is introduced to enhance reading. Reading, writing and oral drilling exercises are used to build language skills.

Conversational Hebrew - Advanced
Mondays, January 4 – February 29 (no class on Jan. 18)
Time: 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember
Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew without vowels

This on-going class uses paragraphs and short stories as its foundation for developing fluent reading and comprehension. Writing assignments reinforce concepts learned in class. Reading, writing and oral exercises build the language skills.

To register, or for more information,  please email Ruthie Benamou at: ruthie@jewishroc.org or call: 301-468-3881