What it Takes: How to Read Hebrew
In this introductory-level class, demystify the Hebrew alphabet as you learn the letters, vowels, and some words commonly found in Jewish life. Using the prayer book as context, this course introduces Hebrew literacy through focused study and participatory activities, games, and songs. Intended for those with little to no prior Hebrew reading ability. Students should plan to attend class regularly and spend 15-20 minutes daily on homework.
The class fee covers a materials kit including flashcards, handwriting guide, course packet, and online component, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks online (Aleph Isn’t Tough by Linda Motzkin, approx. $23).
This class meets from 5:15 – 7:00 pm on Thursdays, June 13 – August 29 (no class on July 4).
About the Instructor: Keren Yairi is a certified language instructor who teaches Hebrew literacy and language (liturgical, Biblical, and modern Hebrew). She has also taught ESOL and reading in DC schools and served as a consultant on education, language, and literacy projects for organizations such as the Smithsonian and the World Bank.
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information, please contact the Sixth and I Religious Programming Senior Associate, Annie Simons, firstname.lastname@example.org.