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Shalom and vos machstu. Welcome to our Hebrew and Yiddish language program. Our curriculum features classes for students beginning to learn the alphabet to advanced readers and speakers.

  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 2

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 2

    Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Beginners 4 Sunday

    Modern Hebrew Beginners 4 Sunday

    Students will learn to read and write modern Hebrew text and engage in conversation in Hebrew while developing listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on communicative skills as well as reading and listening comprehension. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Intermediate 1

    Modern Hebrew Intermediate 1

    Students build on their basic skills and begin to develop fluency in the language. Emphasis is on communication skills, independent reading and language analysis skills. Grammar: Impersonal sentences and verbs - compound noun structures - past tense verbs - definite and indefinite compound nouns with adjectives and prepositions - indirect speech -nominal sentences in past tense - descriptive texts - expression models and words: reasoning and consequences, conditional sentences, future tense verbs - imperative and its negative use. Read More

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  • Classical Hebrew Beginner 2

    Classical Hebrew Beginner 2

    This class is designed for students who have completed Beginners 1 Siddur & Biblical Hebrew and are able to read Hebrew. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Beginners 1

    Modern Hebrew Beginners 1

    Students will learn to read and write modern Hebrew text and engage in conversation in Hebrew while developing listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on communicative skills as well as reading and listening comprehension. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Intermediate 1 - VBS

    Modern Hebrew Intermediate 1 - VBS

    Students build on their basic skills and begin to develop fluency in the language. Emphasis is on communication skills, independent reading and language analysis skills. Grammar: Impersonal sentences and verbs - compound noun structures - past tense verbs - definite and indefinite compound nouns with adjectives and prepositions - indirect speech -nominal sentences in past tense - descriptive texts - expression models and words: reasoning and consequences, conditional sentences, future tense verbs - imperative and its negative use. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 4

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 4

    Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Intermediate 3

    Modern Hebrew Intermediate 3

    Students build on their basic skills and begin to develop fluency in the language. Emphasis is on communication skills, independent reading and language analysis skills. Grammar: Impersonal sentences and verbs - compound noun structures - past tense verbs - definite and indefinite compound nouns with adjectives and prepositions - indirect speech -nominal sentences in past tense - descriptive texts - expression models and words: reasoning and consequences, conditional sentences, future tense verbs - imperative and its negative use. Read More

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  • Understanding Biblical Hebrew through Biblical text

    Understanding Biblical Hebrew through Biblical text

    Have you ever wondered about the exact meaning of the Hebrew words in the Bible? Here is your chance to begin to unlock the meaning of the real text by using selected portions of the Bible and grammar study. The class will gain knowledge of the Biblical language for a better understanding and appreciation of Biblical Hebrew. All discussions will be conducted in English. Please bring Hebrew/English Bible in large print. Read More

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  • Yiddish - Intermediate

    Yiddish - Intermediate

    For Students who have completed Beginners Yiddish. This class provides Yiddish speaking students with intensive practice in reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar. The class is taught entirely in Yiddish. Its purpose is to facilitate the increased use of Yiddish conversation, reading and writing. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Beginners 2 - Sinai Temple

    Modern Hebrew Beginners 2 - Sinai Temple

    Students learn to read and write modern Hebrew text and engage in conversation in Hebrew while developing listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on communication skills as well as reading and listening comprehension. Grammar: Pronouns - prepositions and their inflection - infinitives and present tense verbs - question words and sentences - agreement types - possessions, nominal sentences - ordinal numbers (masculine and feminine) - modal verbs - time expressions - introduction to compound noun structures. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 2

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 2

    Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 3

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 3

    THIS CLASS IS HELD AT SINAI TEMPLE Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Classical Hebrew Beginner 2

    Classical Hebrew Beginner 2

    Classical Hebrew This class is designed for students who have completed Beginners 1 Siddur & Biblical Hebrew and are able to read Hebrew. Read More

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  • Yiddish - Advanced

    Yiddish - Advanced

    This class provides Yiddish speaking students with intensive practice in reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar. The class is taught entirely in Yiddish. Its purpose is to facilitate the increased use of Yiddish conversation, reading and writing. Read More

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  • Yiddish - Beginners

    Yiddish - Beginners

    This course emphasizes the joys to be found in day-to-day Yiddish conversation; basic sentences and expressions. This course includes a very user friendly introduction to reading Yiddish; a skill needed to form the basis of further learning. Additionally students will be introduced to Yiddish/Eastern European culture through poetry, visual art, songs, stories, folk traditions, and history. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Beginners 2

    Modern Hebrew Beginners 2

    Students learn to read and write modern Hebrew text and engage in conversation in Hebrew while developing listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on communication skills as well as reading and listening comprehension. Grammar: Pronouns - prepositions and their inflection - infinitives and present tense verbs - question words and sentences - agreement types - possessions, nominal sentences - ordinal numbers (masculine and feminine) - modal verbs - time expressions - introduction to compound noun structures. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 1

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 1

    Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Intermediate 2

    Modern Hebrew Intermediate 2

    Students build on their basic skills and begin to develop fluency in the language. Emphasis is on communicative skills, independent reading and language analysis skills. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Advanced 3

    Modern Hebrew Advanced 3

    Students who have completed ten levels at the AJU (or equivalent by placement test). Emphasis on conversation, reading comprehension, Israeli contemporary literature, text analysis, writing essays and presenting them in class. Read More

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  • Modern Hebrew Intermediate 5

    Modern Hebrew Intermediate 5

    Students build on their basic skills and begin to develop fluency in the language. Emphasis is on communicative skills, independent reading and language analysis skills. Read More

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  • Learn Hebrew Through Israeli Media

    Learn Hebrew Through Israeli Media

    This course is designed for students with advanced knowledge of Hebrew who would like to put their language skills to work exploring Israeli media. This class will teach students to understand, discuss, and utilize Hebrew communications such as radio, news articles, and visual media. Particular emphasis will be placed on expanding media related vocabulary and discussions of current events. Read More

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