**While NVHC’s building is closed, this class will take place online. Please see your daily email or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.**
with Elizabeth Lacher
Thursdays, 16 weeks beginning January 9 (no class April 9)
Text: Hineni: Prayerbook Hebrew for Adults
Optional: Mishkan Tefilah: Shabbat (no transliteration)
Cost: $110 for members, $154 for non-members
Registration is required. Minimum 7 students.
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 a 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. Prayers covered include blessings for welcoming Shabbat, blessings for Reading Torah, blessings for Haftarah, Etz Chayim Hi, Aleinu, and Kaddish.
Prerequisites: Ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)