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Meet our Teachers

Itai Dewar (middle) is a professional Hebrew teacher, who also happens to know several other languages and plays most instruments. He teaches 5th grade and Adult Hebrew at Neveh Shalom.

Etti Segal (right) teaches the Ready to Read & Speak level of Machon Ivrit, as well as working with our younger students as a Hebrew teacher. A native Israeli, she moved to Portland two years ago with her family.

Oshra Rapaport (left) teaches the Conversational level of Machon Ivrit, and is a long-time Hebrew teacher in our ALIYAH program, as well as an active volunteer in Potland’s Israeli community.

Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute

Beginning Hebrew

Ease into Hebrew beginning with Alef-Bet letter recognition, vowels, and decoding skills, and move on to build a basic vocabulary. This course (or its equivalent level of mastery) is a pre-requisite for all other Hebrew and synagogue skill classes, and acts as the first year of Machon Ivrit.  Register online

Two Options for Fall Course:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm | Oct 16, 2018 – Jan 29, 2019 & Feb 5 – May 21, 2019
Teacher: Itai Dewar
Two semesters: $510 CNS members/ $560 non-members.
One semester: $280 CNS members / $305 non-members.

Sundays, 11am-12pm | Oct 14, 2018 – May 12, 2019
Teacher: Itai Dewar
$280 CNS members / $305 non-members.

New Spring Start Class:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm | Feb 5, 2019 – May 21, 2019
$280 CNS members / $305 non-members. Teacher: TBD

Modern Hebrew (Intermediate & Advanced)

Join us for a special Q&A session on October 9, 7:00pm
Year-long course in Modern Hebrew. With engaging teachers and a specially designed curriculum, this once-a-week program brings learners to higher levels of speaking, reading, and understanding.  Register online

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm | October 16, 2018 – May 21, 2019
$720 for CNS members / $800 for non-members
Financial aid available.

Two Levels:

Ready to Read & Speak
For those with a working knowledge of the Alef-Bet and some basic Hebrew vocabulary. Focus on practical vocabulary and grammar. Teacher: Etti Segal
Pre-requisite: “Beginning Hebrew” course or equivalent level of mastery.  Register online

For those ready to expand Hebrew skills into the practical arena of real life. Discuss Israeli news articles and other modern media to practice reading, speaking, and comprehension skills. Teacher: Oshra Rapaport
Pre-requisite: “Ready to Read & Speak” course or equivalent level of mastery. Register online

Hebrew for Prayer (see Synagogue Skills)