Interested in learning Modern Hebrew?

Start by mastering the alef-bet and decoding in our Beginning Hebrew class, and move up through three levels of Modern Hebrew. Interested participants with prior Hebrew experience are encouraged to fill out the proficiency test (see right column of this page) to help us find the most fitting level for you.
Graduates of Conversational Hebrew or those with conversational proficiency, are welcome to take advantage of our new Graduate Level Programs.

Class dates:
Tuesdays: Oct 17-May 14
(NO classes Nov 21, Dec 19, Dec 26, Feb 20, Mar 26, Apr 23, Apr 30)

All classes meet in person unless otherwise noted.

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Join us for a special Q&A session
Oct 10, 7:00pm
Orientation to our Hebrew classes and levels. Meet the teachers, explore the syllabus, and get help with registration. Register for the Q&A.

Beginning Hebrew

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.

Ease into Hebrew beginning with Alef-Bet letter recognition, vowels, and decoding skills, and move on to build a basic vocabulary.

Fall Calendar – Classes begin Oct 17

Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Teacher: Hani Yovel
Cost: $560 CNS members/ $610 non-members. 

Register online

Modern Hebrew

Join us for a 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. $720 for CNS members / $800 for non-members. Financial aid is available. Register here

Level One: Ready to Read & Speak
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Begins Oct 17
Teacher: Etti Segal

For those with a working knowledge of the Alef-Bet and some basic Hebrew vocabulary. Focus on practical vocabulary and grammar. Pre-requisite: Beginning Hebrew (or its equivalent level of mastery).

Level Two: Advanced Hebrew
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Begins Oct 17
Teacher: Meital Wecksler

Pick up where you left off in Level One. Use engaging reading material to improve reading, speaking, and comprehension skills. Broaden vocabulary and grammar to include focus on past, present, and future tense and additional verb forms. Prerequisite: Ready to Read & Speak, or its equivalent level of mastery.

Level Three: Conversational
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Begins Oct 17
Teacher: TDB

Continue practicing Hebrew with a focus on real life situations and stories. Discuss Israeli news articles and other modern media as well as experiences from your week. Pre-requisite: Advanced Hebrew, or its equivalent level of mastery.

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New! Machon Ivrit Graduate Level Programs

Hebrew Book Group
Tuesdays, 2x/month, 7-9pm
Begins Oct 17
Teacher: Maya Varon
13 sessions
Cost: $400 for CNS members/$475 for non-members

Teacher Maya Varon will pick out short books and readings for discussion with this group, which meets twice per month. In addition, this group will participate in the monthly Cafe V’Ivrit programs.

Cafe V’Ivrit
Tuesdays, 1x/month ,7-9pm
Oct – May
Teacher: Maya Varon
8 sessions
Cost: $160 members/$210 non-members

Back by popular demand, this monthly program features guest speakers and media presentations on current Israeli culture, with discussion after in Hebrew. Conversational level Hebrew required.

Register online

Contact Us to Learn More

Mel Berwin
Director of Congregational Learning
503-293-7306 | email

Lani Raider
Education Assistant Director
503-293-7309 | email

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