Advanced Conversational Modern Hebrew

Teacher: Neta Litvin

Textbook: Brandeis Modern Hebrew; others (provided)

Every other Wednesday, 12 weeks beginning November 2, 6:30-7:30pm – see class dates below

$136/members, $160/non-members. Minimum registration: 4 students.

On Zoom

Prerequisites: Intermediate Hebrew, Prayer Hebrew, or equivalent. Students who are comfortable with reading Hebrew fluently and have intermediate knowledge of Hebrew grammar.

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Each class will focus on a theme(s) – we’ll learn words related to the theme, then form sentences/dialogues with these words. We will take turns conversing with one another in freeform from the given vocabulary words and other words you might know; we will not be reading dialogues, but rather creating them.
This form of learning will enrich your vocabulary and confidence in the most active way of learning: speaking!
We’ll be using different sources such as Brandeis Modern Hebrew, and other advanced modern Hebrew textbooks, some poetry, short stories, and more.
November 2, 30
December 7, 21?
January 4, 18
February 1, 15
March 1, 15, 29
April 19,
May 3?

A Path to Sinai: Counting the Omer as a Mussar Practice

with Cantor Caro

6:30-7:30pm, March 30 (in person only), April 13 (Zoom), 20 (Zoom), 27 (Zoom), May 4 (Zoom), 11 (Zoom), and 18 (in person)

Judaism has built-in times that are made for inner reflection and growth of spirit – and really, we can never have too much reflection and inspiration in our lives! In five weekly sessions during the period of the Omer (from Pesach to Shavuot)we will take a spiritual journey using the tools of Mussar (the contemplative Jewish practice and learning that focuses on how we use Jewish values in refining our character traits) to explore the expressions and patterns of our own character, sharing insights that might help us live a life more ‘in tune.’

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

Neta Litvin
Textbook: Hebrew: A language Course, Level 1Hebrew: A Language Course, Level 2
Tuesdays, 12 weeks beginning February 14, 7:00-8:00pm
$136/members, $160/non-members. Minimum registration: 4 students
On Zoom
Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew 1 or equivalent. Knowledge of the Aleph-Bet and beginning proficiency with reading Hebrew.

This is a continuation of last semester’s Intermediate Beginning Modern Hebrew Class; new students are welcome!

Class participants will have the opportunity to hone their Hebrew reading skills using a modern Hebrew textbook, learning Hebrew from simple stories. We will read from varied selections that range from contemporary stories to Hasidic tales, midrashim, and biblical narratives. Lessons will train students to read confidently both with and without vowels. We will explore grammatical concepts through comparison to English structure.

This class is for anyone who would like further practice in their Hebrew reading skills and who would like to expand their Hebrew vocabulary and understanding of Hebrew grammar. We teach Hebrew with an Israeli taste, making learning an enjoyable and successful experience for all!

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Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class

Yom HaShoah Thought Rituals & When Words Alone Fail: Music and the Shoah (w/ Rabbi Ashley Barrett & Cantor Susan Caro)

Tuesday’s March 28 & April 11, 18, 11:00am

On Zoom

The State of Israel has marked a day for remembering the Holocaust since the early days of the Jewish state. In 1951, the Knesset officially instituted one day (27th of Nissan) that would serve as the date for mourning the victims of the Shoah. Join Rabbi Barrett and Cantor Caro to explore the Holocaust through its memorialization. We will spend two sessions understanding how people have marked this day through created rituals. We will look at rituals both religious and secular and reflect on how they help us understand the past. In the second session, we will explore some of the musical activities that took place during the Shoah, and the ways that Jews have collectively remembered the Shoah through music.


Lifelong Learning Registration 5783 – Form – Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (