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September 2020

Modern Hebrew Level A – Fall 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020 thru Monday, November 23, 2020
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

Learn Hebrew from scratch! This course is designed for the complete beginner. Start to develop your Hebrew reading, writing, and speaking skills. We will focus on learning the alphabet and developing basic spoken and written vocabulary. A placement assessment is available upon request via email. These classes will take place on zoom.     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing…

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Advanced Modern Hebrew: Master Verb Groups – Fall 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020 thru Monday, November 23, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$180 – $300

In this course, students will focus on learning the seven verb groups of the Hebrew language as well as their application in conversation and writing. We will practice using these verb groups in the past, present, and future tenses and we will continue to expand our vocabularies through class discussions and reading for accuracy and fluency. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch part two. A placement assessment is available upon request via email. These classes will take place on…

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Modern Hebrew Level F – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, December 15, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$216 – $360

This course will focus on the book “Ivrit B’Shnaim” (Hebrew Take 2). In this course, students will be encouraged to develop their conversational skills by bringing current events and good news to discuss in class. We will review the future tense and all the propositions and the students will be encouraged to speak in Hebrew during class and beyond.   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings.…

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Modern Hebrew Intermediate: Back to the Future Tense – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, November 24, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$198 – $330

In this course, we will continue to develop Hebrew proficiency by learning vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. We will engage in conversations and discussions to improve fluency and reading. Our textbook is Hebrew From Scratch Part Two. In class we will practice the use of various verbs and infinitives in the future tense and we will develop our vocabulary of nouns in all forms. We will also focus on using adjectives and infinitives in sentences and will begin to explore…

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Modern Hebrew Level C – Fall 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 thru Tuesday, December 15, 2020
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$216 – $360

This course will focus on enriching our vocabulary and strengthening our ability to speak. We will focus on the second half of Hebrew from Scratch Part 1 and begin Part 2 . Students will learn the future tense and class time will include celebrating of Jewish holidays, learning songs and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!). Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a…

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Modern Hebrew Level B Plus – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

This course will focus on developing Hebrew vocabulary and we will use the book Hebrew from Scratch Part 1. We will continue to learn the present and past tenses. We will celebrate the upcoming holidays in Hebrew and will explore Israeli culture. Please contact Orna at ornamorad1@gmail.com to find out if this is the right level for you.   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We…

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Modern Hebrew Level D – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

In this course, we will focus on vocabulary enrichment and strengthening our ability to speak. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch Part 2. Students will learn the future tense and class time will include celebratingJewish holidays, learning songs, and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!).   Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not…

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Modern Hebrew Level D: Master the Verbs in the Present Tense – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 3, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Tikva Farber
$198 – $330

In this course, we will continue to develop Hebrew proficiency by learning vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. We will engage in conversations and dialogues as a class and will use Hebrew From Scratch Part One textbook. In class, we will practice the use of various verbs and infinitives in the present tense and we will develop our vocabulary of nouns in all forms. We will also focus on using adjectives and infinitives in sentences and will begin to explore correct…

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Modern Hebrew Level E – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

In this course, we will strengthen vocabulary, reading, and conversational skills. Our textbook will be Hebrew from Scratch Part 2 and we will also practice our reading using articles from various newspapers in easy Hebrew. Class time will include celebrating Jewish holidays, learning songs, and sharing good news (All in Hebrew!).     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure…

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew – Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 thru Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Orna Morad
$198 – $330

This course is taught in Hebrew and students will bring current events or good news to talk about and discuss. We will read articles that will help us practice conjugation and enrich our vocabulary. We will learn poems, sing songs, read stories, and have discussions in Hebrew.     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost…

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October 2020

Yiddish From Scratch – Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 thru Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Educator: Ken Blady
$144 – $240

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent, and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability tzu veren tzeshussen fahr gelechter (to crack up). Stress in this class will be placed on learning the alef beis (print and script), elementary grammar, and reading basic texts. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to…

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Reading Yiddish Texts – Fall 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020 thru Monday, December 14, 2020
7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Educator: Yael Chaver, Ph.D.
$180 – $300

Together, we will read Yiddish stories and literature. This class is for students with some ability to read Yiddish literature in the original. We will read Yiddish classics, old and new. Some instruction and discussions take place in Yiddish. Monday evenings, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Ten sessions, Oct 12-Dec. 14. Led by Yael Chaver.     Note about pricing: As a nonprofit, we rely on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We also offer a tiered pricing…

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A – Fall 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 thru Sunday, December 13, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

Discover the essentials of Prayerbook Hebrew, starting with the alphabet, vowels, sight-reading, and basic grammar, all in a friendly, supportive environment. We'll also learn some of the key Prayerbook melodies, and discuss the meaning of the prayers. It provides a strong grammatical basis for Biblical Hebrew and some of the vocabulary for modern Israeli Hebrew. Required text: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way is available for sale at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley and other outlets. Please purchase the book before the…

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2B – Fall 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 thru Sunday, December 13, 2020
4:35 PM to 6:00 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

In the third semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language and introduces students to the process of translating and analyzing texts found in the Hebrew Bible. We will continue with the later chapters of our text, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way. This course will benefit students seeking to brush up on established biblical grammar and reading skills in preparation for more advanced work.   Note about pricing: As…

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Biblical Women at the Boundaries – Fall 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 thru Sunday, December 13, 2020
6:10 PM to 7:35 PM
Topics: Fall 2020, Hebrew
Educator: Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
$144 – $240

Were Biblical women as powerless as we often presume, or did they discover and use avenues of power and influence? Our class will begin with an overview of the rights and limits of women in the Bible and the ancient Near East. From there, we’ll explore episodes from the Matriarchs to heroic women living after the fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, from queens to commoners. Selected Biblical Hebrew texts will be translated and discussed with text notes,…

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