Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute

Our Hebrew classes for adults follow two tracks: Beginning Hebrew for those with no prior Hebrew knowledge and Modern Hebrew for those looking for more reading and speaking comprehension.

In person Classes – Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Oct 12-May 24 (NO classes Nov 23, Dec 21 & 28, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 19, May 3)

Online Classes – Day-of-week TBD, 7-8:30pm

Join us for a special Q&A session
on Oct 5, 7:00pm 

Click here to register.

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

Fall – Begins Oct 12

$510 CNS members/ $560 non-members. 

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.

Year-long Class 

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Beginning Oct 12 

$720 for CNS members / $800 for non-members
Financial aid available. Register online

Join us for a special Q&A session
on Oct 5, 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

Level One: 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. Pre-requisite: Beginning Hebrew (or its equivalent level of mastery).

Level Two: Advanced Hebrew 

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 

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.

Contact Us to Learn More

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

JoAnn Bezodis
Education Administrator
503-293-7309 | email

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