At NVHC, we have a robust Hebrew program for adults featuring a variety of classes to satisfy a wide range of interests and skill levels.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in learning Hebrew or continuing their Hebrew studies.  Members, non-members, Jews and non-Jews are welcome! Whether you have no previous exposure to Hebrew, want to feel more comfortable with Hebrew during services, become adept at Biblical translation, or learn to speak conversational Hebrew: we have a class for you!  If you need help selecting the right class, please contact the Lifelong Learning Chair. If you can’t find a class that fits your needs, please let us know — we will form new classes if we have a minimum of 5 students.

Spring 2019 registration is open!

Class participants can pay through Paypal or mail a check payable to NVHC at least 10 days prior to the first day of class to avoid cancellation of class.

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Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)

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.

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)

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.

Instructor: Elizabeth Lacher
Time: Thursdays, February 7-May 30, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students
Text: Hineni: Prayer Hebrew for Adults ($22.95)

The emphasis of these classes is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. Each class will focus on one section of the prayer service, and may include additional prayers as desired by the students.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent. Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and basic pronunciation.

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Sundays, February 24-April 28, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Fee: Member $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew ($82, free PDF text available)

This course will focus on gaining vocabulary and confidence with modern Hebrew, and on recognizing and using Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or equivalent. At least one year previous instruction with conversational Hebrew and familiarity with basic verb forms.

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Fee: Member $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew ($82, free PDF text available)

This course will focus on gaining vocabulary and confidence with modern Hebrew, and on recognizing and using Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or equivalent. At least one year previous instruction with conversational Hebrew and familiarity with basic verb forms.