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GatherDC and Colony Club

What it Takes: How to Read Hebrew (Tuesday Section)

Location: GatherDC and Colony Club

Jun 11, 2019 • 7:00 pm
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This class meets from 7:00 – 8:45 pm on Tuesdays, June 11 – August 27 (no class on July 2). 

In this introductory-level class, demystify the Hebrew alphabet as you learn the letters, vowels, and some words commonly found in Jewish life. Using the prayer book as context, this course introduces Hebrew literacy through focused study and participatory activities, games, and songs. Intended for those with little to no prior Hebrew reading ability. Students should plan to attend class regularly and spend 15-20 minutes daily on homework.

The class fee covers a materials kit including flashcards, handwriting guide, course packet, and online component, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks online (Aleph Isn’t Tough by Linda Motzkin, approx. $23).

Locations: GatherDC, 1817 M Street, NW and Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Avenue, NW, 2nd floor

Tuesday, June 11 – GatherDC
Tuesday, June 18 – GatherDC
Tuesday, June 25 – GatherDC
Tuesday, July 9 – Colony Club
Tuesday, July 16 – GatherDC
Tuesday, July 23 – Colony Club
Tuesday, July 30 – Colony Club
Tuesday, August 6–  Colony Club
Tuesday, August 13 – GatherDC
Tuesday, August 20 – GatherDC
Tuesday, August 27 – GatherDC

Keren Yairi is a certified language instructor who teaches Hebrew literacy and language (liturgical, Biblical, and modern Hebrew). She has also taught ESOL and reading in DC schools and served as a consultant on education, language, and literacy projects for organizations such as the Smithsonian and the World Bank.

To be added to the Tuesday class waitlist, fill out this form. No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to lack of funds. For more information, please contact our Religious Programming Senior Associate, Annie.