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Sixth & I (Virtual)

What it Takes: How to Read Hebrew

Jun 24, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
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This class meets virtually from Thursdays, June 24 – September 9 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Attendance is limited to local participants only as some of the final sessions may be in person. 

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 (which will be shipped to students) and online component, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks online (Aleph Isn’t Tough by Linda Motzkin, approx. $23).

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

No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to lack of funds. For more information, please contact our Religious Programming Associate, Leila.