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.

Class dates:

  • Tuesdays: Oct 25-May 23 (NO classes Nov 29, Dec 20, Dec 27, Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11)

All classes meet in person unless otherwise noted.

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Join us for a special Q&A session
Sept 13, 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 25

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 online

Level One: Ready to Read & Speak
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Begins Oct 25
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 25
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 25
Teacher: Maya Varon

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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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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