February – March 2017

Feb
26
Sun
Prayer Hebrew 1 @ Classroom 112
Feb 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:10 am

The emphasis of Prayer Hebrew 1 is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. The course will begin with a review of basic reading rules and include a mix of “simple” and more complex prayers.  Each class will focus on one section of the prayer service and may also include additional prayers as desired by the students.  Students may repeat as often as needed to gain confidence in the prayers.   Shema & Its Blessings: Shema, V’ahavta , Barchu, Ma’ariv Aravim, Yotzer Or, Mi Chamocha, Hashkiveinu

Prerequisites: Ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text: Hineni: Prayerbook Hebrew for Adults, $22.50

Optional Text: Mishkan Tefilah: Shabbat (no-transliteration) $34.00

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 9:15-10:10 a.m.  Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

 

Modern Hebrew 2.
Feb 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:10 am

Improve conversational Hebrew skills, knowledge of Hebrew grammar, and ability to read and write Modern Hebrew. Students will practice conversational skills, translate texts from a range of Hebrew literature, and compose short paragraphs.

Prerequisites:  Modern Hebrew 2 or equivalent.  At least 2 years previous instruction with conversational Hebrew; ability to write in script, familiarity with participle form.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:  Brandeis Modern Hebrew, $72.00

Instructor:  Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 10:15-11:10 p.m.   Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), please click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Modern Hebrew 3. @ Classroom 112
Feb 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:25 pm

Improve conversational Hebrew skills, knowledge of Hebrew grammar, and ability to read and write Modern Hebrew. Students will practice conversational skills, translate texts from a range of Hebrew literature, and compose short paragraphs.

Prerequisites:  Modern Hebrew 2 or equivalent.  At least 2 years previous instruction with conversational Hebrew; ability to write in script, familiarity with participle form.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, $72.00

Instructor:  Yehudit Shem-Tov

Sundays: 11:15 a.m.  – 12:25 p.m.   Beginning 1/8/2017 for 14 weeks, no class (2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16), click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

 

Feb
28
Tue
Advanced Modern Hebrew @ Classroom 112
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Expand the student’s ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend Modern Hebrew. This course will introduce students to the future tense. Students will practice conversational skills, translate texts from a range of Hebrew literature, and compose short paragraphs. Exercises will focus on conversational skills, and will reinforce vocabulary and use of proper Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites:  At least four years previous instruction with conversational Hebrew.  Familiarity with conversational Hebrew, grammar, and conjugation of present and past tense.

Fee:   $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:  Hebrew from Scratch: Part 2, $40.00

Instructor:  Yehudit Shem-Tov

Tuesdays:  6:00-7:10 p.m.   Beginning 1/3/2017 for 14 weeks, click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Modern Hebrew 1. @ Classroom 112
Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:25 pm

Learn conversational Hebrew, basic Hebrew grammar, and to read and write in script.  Introduces simple verb forms.

Prerequisite: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent.  Ability to read Hebrew phonetically, familiarity with basic Hebrew vocabulary, and ability to write in block.

Fee:    $140 for members; $196 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:  Ivrit Alfon: A Hebrew Primer for Adults, $15.95

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Tuesdays:  7:15-8:25 p.m.   Beginning 1/3/2017 for 14 weeks, click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Mar
1
Wed
Beginning Hebrew @ Classroom 112
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm

Learn to read Hebrew – No previous experience required.  This class introduces the student to Hebrew letters and vowels, and broadens the student’s understanding of the use of Hebrew in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition.  The student will learn to read Hebrew phonetically, to recognize common Hebrew roots used in prayer, and to write block letters.  This course provides a foundation for the rest of our Hebrew classes.

No prerequisites.

Fee:    $110 for members; $154 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text:     Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, $18.95

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov

Wednesdays: 7:00-8:10 p.m.   Beginning 2/1/2017* (*this is a date change) for 11 weeks, click here to register or call the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Mar
2
Thu
Biblical Hebrew 2 @ Classroom 112
Mar 2 @ 7:15 pm – 8:25 pm

For students who want to be able to read, understand, and translate selections from Torah. We will learn to recognize variety of verb forms and expand knowledge of Biblical vocabulary.  This is a continuation from the fall session, we will begin in chapter 5.

Prerequisites:  Biblical Hebrew 1 or equivalent.  Some familiarity with Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

Fee:    $110 for members; $154 for non-members; free for TAMID students

Text: Tav is for Torah,, $18.95

Instructor: Elizabeth Lacher

Thursdays:  7:15-8:25 p.m.  Beginning 1/5/2017 for 11 weeks, click here to register or phone the temple office at (703) 437-7733.

Mar
3
Fri
Sof Shavua Nosh
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A “pre-Oneg” (Sof Shavua Nosh) prior to services, that encourages people to eat and enjoy a sip of wine and snack and socialize.  Come straight from work, have a snack, pray, and then go home, or out to a relaxing dinner!

Erev Shabbat Worship Service @ Sanctary
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Shabbat and holidays are times of joy and reflection. We come together to deepen our connection to each other and express our responsibility for community. We celebrate with song, prayer, intellectual challenge and, of course, good food! Services at NVHC are open to the public, join us.

Mar
4
Sat
Tot Shabbat @ Sanctuary
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Nothing is more heartwarming than the sight of the youngest members of our community running to the Sanctuary for Shabbat!  Tot Shabbat affords our children and their families the time and space to Torah Talk (1)truly experience the joys of Shabbat led by clergy.  Songs, stories, plenty of active participation and an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs for the children to dance with.  What could be better?  Well, maybe the Oneg!

Then we join Cindi Drake, Director of Early Childhood Education, as she guides the children through some really fun activities.

Questions?  Contact Cindi Drake at Cindi@nvhcreston.org or phone (703) 435-8829.