Hebrew & Yiddish Classes

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

REGISTER FOR HEBREW & YIDDISH CLASSES HERE

 

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

The only Israeli Style Program in the DC area! 

An enjoyable and effective way to learn the language using:

  • Israeli movies & films
  • Israeli books & newspapers
  • Israeli certified teachers

Offering day and evening conversational Hebrew classes, from beginner (Aleph level) to advanced level.

Our instructors are the biggest draw – bringing engaging personality and decades of instructional experience in Israel and 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).

Class offerings listed below:

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

summer 2020 classes

 

Hebrew Aleph (Intensive Beginning Hebrew)

Perfect for students with no or very limited previous Hebrew knowledge.

By the end of the summer, you will be able to read, write and conduct short conversations in Hebrew using the 150 words or more learned in class.

This fast-paced program meets three times a week, using a multimedia program.

Teens and all ages welcome.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | June 22 – August 14
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Cost: $350


Hebrew Aleph Plus

For students who know reading writing, master conjugation of verbs in the present tense and know basic conversation of 200 words..

This fast-paced program meets once a week, using a multimedia program.

Teens and all ages welcome.

Dates: Tuesdays | June 30 – August 4
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Cost: $130


Hebrew Bet

For students who know reading writing, master conjugation of verbs in the present tense and know basic conversation of 400 words..

This fast-paced program meets once a week, using a multimedia program.

Teens and all ages welcome.

Dates: Monday | June 29 – August 3
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: $130


Hebrew Bet Plus

For students who are familiar with active verb conjugation in present and past tense.

This fast-paced program meets once a week, using a multimedia program.

Teens and all ages welcome.

Dates: Wednesdays | June 24 – July 29
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $130


Hebrew Gimel (Intermediate Hebrew Level)

By the end of the program you will be able to tell your story in fluently and with improved grammar.

Our unique Intermediate Hebrew Summer Program is designed to improve your Hebrew knowledge with focus on grammar and frequent vocabulary usage confusions.

In this exclusive 6 – week program you will learn Hebrew through short stories, stories of leaders who shaped Israel, your personal stories and video clips.

Dates: Tuesdays | July 7 – August 11
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $130

Dates: Thursdays | June 25 – July 30
Time: 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Cost: $130


Wednesdays Advanced Hebrew – Hebrew through Israeli T.V. Series

This summer we will continue with our successful Summer Program, Hebrew through Israeli T.V series.

Conducted only in Hebrew, during the 6–week program, we will watch the second season of the T.V Documentary show “סליחה על השאלה”

The series won the Israeli Academy Awards for Television 2018.

Each chapter focuses on a certain minority group in Israeli society or in a group that is considered interesting. The participants look at the camera and answer questions sent from the public and addressed to them through notes. The program is designed to offer a glimpse into the lives of communities on the margins of society, and to smash stereotypes while answering questions that people are afraid to ask because they are not politically correct.

Topics covered are (Topics might change without prior notice):

· Immigrants from Ethiopia

· IDF – Post Trauma Syndrome

· Former Cult Members

· Adopted kids

· Live under the poverty threshold

· Parents of Special Needs’ kids

· Identical Twins

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.

Dates: Wednesdays | July 1 – August 5
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $130

Mondays Advanced Hebrew

For students who wish to enrich their vocabulary of conversational and literary language  skills. Emphasis is on reading comprehension and enrichment of conversational Hebrew through reading of short stories by Etgar Keret and Savion Librecht and a text book that includes subjects such as Israeli society and culture, Judaism and more.

Dates: Mondays | June 22 – July 25
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $130


 

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

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