Hebrew Classes

Fall and winter classes & registration are coming soon!

Interested in learning Hebrew? The Bender JCC offers a variety of Hebrew classes in a supportive, fun environment through conversation, reading, and writing.

Hebrew language program

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During the school year, the Bender JCC offers a variety of virtual daytime and evening Hebrew classes, from beginner (Aleph level) to advanced level.
During the summer we offer a variety of virtual classes.

The only Israeli Style Program in the DC area! 

Ulpan Ben Yehuda – Welcomes all Hebrew Learners around the Nation

The Program:
  • Cutting edge Hebrew language program
  • Virtual interactive class
  • 8 different levels – Digital and printed materials of ALL HEBREW LEVELS, from beginners to advanced.
  • State of the art multimedia curriculum developed by the Israeli center of educational technology.
  • Cultivates all aspects of Hebrew Language:
    • Grammar and content
    • Conversations and literature,
    • Poetry and actual information,
    • Drills and exercises
    • Topics for lively discussion, songs and moral dilemmas.
    • Writing, independent reading,
    • Current events and biblical text.
  • Students speak, read, write and listen to spoken Hebrew, encounter new viewpoints on daily life in Israel, Jewish traditions and history, and general world knowledge.

We continue with our state-of-the-art program, no else you can find.

From the comfort of your home or in-person class you can now join our community of Hebrew learners. Our ulpan offers a variety of classes of different levels, from beginner through intermediate and advanced. Our multimedia curriculum created by the Israeli Center of Educational Technology (CET ) includes Hebrew language learning, Israeli culture, and literature as well as Jewish tradition.

Our instructors are the biggest draw- bringing engaging personalities and decades of instructional experience in Israel and in the US. We are the only Ulpan that is using a multimedia curriculum designed by the Israeli Ministry of Education and constantly updated by the director of the Hebrew language program, Rivka Degani (301-348-3810).

What do our students say?

The covid 19 quarantine has had very little effect on our Hebrew class because the Zoom sessions are just as interesting, interactive, and informative as our in-person classes have been–with the advantage of skipping the rush-hour drive to the JCC.”

-Beryl B.

“I want to let you know that I like the Zoom experience. It allows for the class to occur with full participation. The screen sharing and messaging capabilities complement the experience and provide for extra learning modalities. In no way do I feel that I am missing out on learning opportunities”.

-Donna B.

“Thanks for all you do especially your class discussion of the holidays. I feel I am learning more than just speaking Hebrew.”

-Marc L.

“Can’t remember where you parked your car? Medical researchers tell us that studying a foreign language as an adult is one of the best ways to maintain high brain function as we age. So, even if the religious, cultural, and social benefits don’t move you, consider studying Hebrew to keep your memory and concentration sharp. It couldn’t hurt.”

Marvin S.,

Class offerings listed below:

Open to all – New language learners welcome! (Ages 14+)

hebrew 2022

REGISTER FOR HEBREW CLASSES

Beginning Hebrew Aleph-Fall 2022-Winter 2022-23

This multimedia class will be offered both virtually and in person and is appropriate for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. By the end of the course, you will be able to read, write and conduct short conversations in Hebrew with about 150 most useful words. The curriculum was created by the Ministry of Education in Israel.

Mondays (9/24/22-2/27/23) – Skip Day (9/26/22) |10:00 AM -12:00 PM | $450 (plus $75 website fees per year) – For registration please call Rivka Degani 301-348-3810

Thursdays (9/8/22-1/26/23) – Skip Day (11/24/22) | 6:00-8:00 PM | $450 (plus $75 website fees per year)


Hebrew Aleph Plus -Fall 2022- Winter 2022-23

This class will be offered both virtually and in person and is appropriate for students who know Hebrew reading, writing and basic vocabulary of 100- 150 words. The interactive curriculum is created by the Ministry of Education in Israel.

Mondays 9/12/22-1/23/23) –Skip Day (9/26/22) | 6:00-8:00 PM | $450 (plus $75 website fees per year)


Intermediate Hebrew Gimel – Fall 2022-Winter 2023

This multimedia course will be taught virtually and in person and is appropriate for students who are able to express themselves in Hebrew using simple sentences in the present and past tense. The focus is on expanding vocabulary and improving reading and listening comprehension as well as speaking fluency. Students in this class will continue to enrich their vocabulary through the multimedia program Bishvil Haivrit 2-3 and short stories.

Mondays (9/12/22-1/23/23) –Skip Day (9/26/22) | 4:00-6:00 PM (VIRTUAL ONLY) $450 plus $75 textbook and website per year

Wednesdays (9/7/22-1/18/23) – Skip Day (10/5/22) | 6:00-8:00 PM (VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON)


Hebrew Dalet – Fall 2022-Winter 2023

This multimedia course will be taught in person and virtually, and is appropriate for students who are able to express themselves in Hebrew using simple sentences in the present past, and future tense. The focus is on expanding vocabulary and improving reading and listening comprehension as well as speaking fluency. Students in this class will continue to enrich their vocabulary through Bishvil Haivrit 4/5, short stories, and current events.

Tuesdays (9/13/22 – 1/31/23) – Skip Day (10/4/22) | 6:00-8:00 PM |$450.00 plus $75 textbook and website fees per year)

Thursdays (9/8/22-1/26/23 – Skip Day (11/24/22) | 4:00-6:00 PM | $450 plus $75 textbook and website fees per year)

Fridays (9/09/22-1/27/23) – Skip Day (11/25/22) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | $450 +$75


Virtual Advanced Hebrew- PM – Fall 2022-Winter 2023

This virtual class is conducted entirely in Hebrew and is appropriate for students who have a high level of language proficiency and good oral expression, grammar, reading, and listening comprehension. Focus is on conversation, expanding and increasing understanding of the Hebrew language through the use of literary texts, articles, newspapers, and advanced textbooks. In this class, you will improve your fluency and understanding of Israeli literature and current events.

Mondays (9/12/22 – 1/23/23) – Skip Day (9/27/22) (VIRTUAL ONLY) | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM| $450.00

Wednesdays (9/7/22 – 1/18/2023) – Skip Day (10/5/22) (VIRTUAL ONLY) | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | $450.00


Advanced Hebrew- AM – Fall 2022-Winter 2023

This class will be held virtually and in person and is conducted entirely in Hebrew and is appropriate for students who have a high level of language proficiency and good oral expression, grammar, reading, and listening comprehension. Focus is on conversation, expanding and increasing understanding of the Hebrew language through the use of literary texts, articles, newspapers, and advanced textbooks. In this class, you will improve your fluency and understanding of Israeli literature and current events.

Wednesdays (9/7/22 – 1/18/2023) – Skip Day (10/5/22) | 11:00 AM -1:00 PM | $450 +$75


Virtual Hebrew Vav

This multimedia class will be taught virtually by Elisheva Barkay and is appropriate for students who have mastered basic conjugation in active and passive verb groups and can understand and talk about everyday life, news, and more. The emphasis in this class will be on reading and listening comprehension of some texts from the Bible, Mishna, and short stories by Israeli writers. We will reinforce the knowledge of verb conjugation, expand vocabulary and deepen our understanding of Hebrew grammar.

Thursdays  (9/8/2022 – 1/26/2023) (Skip day 11/24) | 7:00-9:00 PM | $450.00 +Mandatory Textbook and Website fees $75 per year (VIRTUAL ONLY)

 


REGISTER FOR HEBREW CLASSES

Questions about how to register for Hebrew classes – or how to get involved at the Bender JCC? Contact us!


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