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Hebrew Language courses for Spring 2016

All sessions are 8 classes
Cost: $70/member, $85/non-member
Ezpass holders: free

Text fees: vary by class


Prayer Book Hebrew audio downloads


Prayer Book Hebrew - Beginners
Tuesdays, May 10 – July 5 (no class on June 14)
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.


Prayer Book Hebrew – Intermediate
Sundays, May 8 – July 10 (no class May 29 & June 12)
Time: 9:15 -10:30 a.m. 
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew some comprehension

in this ongoing class, we are exploring the grammatical concepts necessary to understand the Prayerbook Hebrew. Students’ reading and comprehension are dramatically increased due to reading and writing exercises.

Prayer Book Hebrew & Ulpan – Intermediate
Sundays, May 8 – July 10 (no class May 29 & June 12)
Time: 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.

Prayer Book Hebrew – Advanced
Wednesdays, May 11 – June 29
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, May 10 – July 5 (no class June 14)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $70/member, $85/nonmember (EZpass holders: free)
Textbook fee: $25
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, May 9 – July 11 (no class May 30 & June 13)
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