Hebrew & Yiddish

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

Hebrew language program

The Center offers a variety of daytime and evening Hebrew classes, from beginner (Aleph level) to advanced (Hay level), in both Ulpan Ben Yehuda conversational Hebrew and prayer book Hebrew.

Our instructors bring a wealth of ability to the Center’s Hebrew program, and all incorporate discussions on relevant Jewish holidays and current events. For more information, please contact Rivka Degani at 301-348-3810 or rdegani@benderjccgw.org.

Class offerings listed below:

NEW: Hebrew Ulpan is proud to introduce the innovative Bishvil Ha-Ivrit Language Program, used by thousands of students all over the world. This exciting program employs technology that enhances and supports learning with audio recordings, interactive technology, documentary films and more. For more information, please visit http://neta.cet.ac.il.

FALL Classes

Advanced Hebrew:

This class is taught entirely in Hebrew with an emphasis on conversation. We will read from Israeli newspapers and listen to Israeli broadcast news, and read a novel or short stories. Students must be 14 years or older.
Textbook: Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 5, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel
Skip dates: 9/24, 10/1.

Dates: Monday | September 17 – February 18
Times: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18471

Register for Advanced Hebrew Monday


Hebrew Aleph Plus

For students who have a basic vocabulary of everyday conversation (about 200 words) and know the present form of verbs. Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip Date: 9/20, 11/22

Dates: Thursday | September 6 – January 24
Times: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18449

Register for Hebrew Aleph Plus


Hebrew Aleph Tuesday

For students with no previous Hebrew knowledge. Both the cursive and printed alphabets are taught, along with vocabulary for basic dialogues. Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Mechina and Book 1, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel. Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 10/2.

Dates: Tuesday | September 4 – February 19
Times: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18463

Register for Hebrew Aleph Tuesday


Hebrew Aleph Wednesday PM

For students with no previous Hebrew knowledge. Both the cursive and printed alphabets are taught, along with vocabulary for basic dialogues. Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Mechina and Book 1, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel. Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip Date: 9/19.

Dates: Wednesday| September 5 – January 23
Times: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18476

Register for Hebrew Aleph Wednesday PM


Hebrew Bet Monday

For students who have mastered basic conjugation in present tense, and have a vocabulary of 400 words. Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 1, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel Students must be 14 years or older.
Textbook will be purchased in class
Skip Dates: 9/24, 10/1

Dates: Monday | September 17 – February 18
Times: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18440

Register for Hebrew Bet Monday


Hebrew Bet Tuesday

For students who have mastered basic conjugation in the present tense, and have a vocabulary of 400 words. Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Mechina and Book 1, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip dates: 9/11, 9/18, 10/2.

Dates: Tuesday | September 4 – February 19
Times: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $420
Code: 18474

Register for Hebrew Bet Tuesday


Hebrew Dalet PM

For students who have mastered conjugation in active and passive verb groups in all tenses. Students must be 14 years or older.. Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 4, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology.

Skip Date: 11/22

Dates: Thursday | September 6 – January 24
Times: 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18454

Register for Hebrew Dalet PM


Hebrew for Teens

NEW Hebrew for Teens with Bishvil Ha-Ivrit (12 to 18 years)

An innovative program which includes state-of-the-art digital and print learning material, taught by our experienced Israeli teachers. The program integrates linguistic knowledge with the 4 active linguistic skills – speaking, writing, reading, and listening and incorporates learning about Jewish holidays and Israeli culture.
Skip Date: 9/19, 11/21, 12/26.

Dates: Wednesday | September 5 – February 6
Times: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost: $300
Code: 19045

Register for Hebrew for Teens


Hebrew Gimel Friday

For students who are familiar with active verb conjugations of all groups in present and past tenses Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 3, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel. Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip date: none

Dates: Friday | September 7 – January 18
Times: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18433

Register for Hebrew Gimel Friday


Hebrew Gimel Tuesday

For students who are familiar with active verb conjugations of all groups in present and past tenses Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 3, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel. Students must be 14 years or older.
Textbook will be purchased in class
Skip dates: 9/11, 9/18, 10/2.

Dates: Tuesday | September 4 – February 19
Times: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18435

Register for Hebrew Gimel Tuesday


Hebrew Gimel Thursday

For students who are familiar with active verb conjugations of all groups in present and past tenses Textbook Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 3, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel. Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip dates: 11/22.

Dates: Thursday | September 6 – January 24
Times: 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18452

Register for Hebrew Gimel Thursday


Hebrew Vav Wednesday AM

Conducted entirely in Hebrew. We will read literary texts and improve grammar skills, in addition to using Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 5, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip Date: 9/19.

Dates: Wednesday | September 5 – January 23
Times: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18468

Register for Hebrew Vav Wednesday AM


Hebrew Vav Wednesday PM

Conducted entirely in Hebrew. We will read literary texts and improve grammar skills, in addition to using Bishvil Ha ivrit Book 5, a multimedia program developed by Center for Educational Technology Israel Students must be 14 years or older.
Skip Date: 9/19.

Dates: Wednesday | September 5 – January 23
Times: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $420
Code: 18442

Register for Hebrew Vav Wednesday PM


Yiddish language Program

Yiddish Language – Beginner

This course introduces spoken and written Yiddish using dialogues, songs, oral exercises, proverbs and video clips to build basic speaking and listening skills. The Yiddish alefbeyz is gradually introduced, so do not worry if your Hebrew-reading skills are weak. (The Yiddish system is different enough that if you do know Hebrew, you will not be bored.)  A textbook will be available for purchase.
Instructor: Lee Goldberg
Skip date: 11/22

Dates: Thursday | October 18 – January 17
Times: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: $200
Code: 18470

Register for Yiddish Language – Beginner

 


Questions about Hebrew and Yiddish classes at the Bender JCC? Contact us!