Adult Hebrew Ulpan Classes
Fall 2017 Registration 

A partnership with JCC Austin, Congregation Agudas Achim, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Shir Ami, Congregation Tiferet Israel, and Temple Beth Shalom. For more information about Adult Hebrew classes, contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004. For questions about appropriate level for you, please contact David Hazan at david.d.hazan@gmail.com.

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Basic Hebrew: Learning the Aleph Bet

This beginner level adult Hebrew class is for those wishing to learn how to read and pronounce Hebrew letters so they can follow and read along with written Hebrew.  Class meets in board room at Congregation Beth Israel on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 pm.

Tu l 6-7 PM l 9/12-12/5 l 12x l $120 l JE4121F17

Liturgical Hebrew: Aleph at Congregation Beth Israel                                        Adults

Participants in this class may have familiarity with the Aleph Bet but is not required.  Hebrew Aleph will be taught at a faster pace than the Novice class and as part of building Hebrew fluency and understanding of Shabbat liturgy.  This class will include understanding Hebrew roots and major words to increase your familiarity and comfort in Shabbat services.  For more information, contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004 or shelly.prant@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Congregation Beth Israel Board Room.

Tu I 7-8 PM I 9/12-12/5/17 I 12x I $120  I  JE4110F17

 Liturgical Hebrew: Aleph at Temple Beth Shalom                                    Adults

Participants in this class may have familiarity with the Aleph Bet but is not required.  Hebrew Aleph will be taught at a faster pace than the Novice class and as part of building Hebrew fluency and understanding of Shabbat liturgy.  This class will include understanding Hebrew roots and major words to increase your familiarity and comfort in Shabbat services.  Meets in Temple Beth Shalom.

Sundays 9-10 AM  9/10-12/10/17 (no class 9/24,10/1, 11/25 and 12/3)   $100.

Liturgical Hebrew: Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class                               Adults

Perhaps you never had the opportunity to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as a child of 12 or 13, for any number of reasons, or your journey to Judaism occurred after that age. Or perhaps you have decided that NOW is the time! This adult b'nei Mitzvah class begins mid-October and is open to all, regardless of your educational background and experience. Class works on Hebrew reading, key word understanding, Torah text study and preparation to lead the Shabbat Morning service including Torah reading. The process will take about 15 months and will offer you a chance to share your accomplishments with a community of people who also seek to become B'nei Mitzvah. Classes occur at Congregation Agudas Achim. Congregational affiliation is not required.  For more information, contact Dr. Harvey Raben at 512-735-8420 or harvey.raben@caa-austin.org. Meets in Congregation Agudas Achim. 

Su I 10/22-2/2/19 I $180 I JE4113F17

Modern Hebrew: Aleph                                            Adults

This beginner’s level class is designed for those with little or no prior knowledge of modern Hebrew. You’ll gain about 250 new vocabulary words each semester, and learn the fundamentals of reading and writing in Hebrew with basic letters, words, and structures of the language, in both block and script. This class is foundational learning for beginning to speak modern Hebrew.  For more information, contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004 or shelly.prant@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Education Building Room 222.

M I 6-7 PM I 9/11 - 12/4/17 I 12x I $120 I  JE4114F17

Modern Hebrew: Bet  (NEW TIME!)                               Adults

This course is designed for students who have completed Aleph level or equivalent familiarity with Hebrew and who have a working vocabulary of approximately 250 words. Vocabulary will expand to topics such as scenery and surroundings, city and countryside, and building conversational skill and comfort for daily situations in Hebrew. contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004 or shelly.prant@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Education Building Room 222.

M I 7-8 PM I 9/11 - 12/4/17 I 12x I $120 I  JE4115F17

Modern Hebrew: Gimel                                            Adults

Once students have mastered the skills at Bet level and have a working vocabulary of approximately 800 Hebrew words, this class will allow for advancing skills and building vocabulary and confidence for conversing in Hebrew.  For more information, contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004 or shelly.prant@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Education Building Room 222.

Tu I 7-8 PM I 9/12-12/5/17 I 12x I $120 I  JE4116F17

  Modern Hebrew: Conversational Club                               Adults

Join other advanced students as you practice your Hebrew, stay up to date on current events in Israel, and broaden your vocabulary. Class will spend time chatting exclusively in Hebrew, facilitated by a native speaker for assistance and correction when needed. If you are an advanced Hebrew speaker who would like an opportunity to practice and build fluency skills, vocabulary and confidence, come strengthen your skills.  For more information, contact Shelly Prant at 512-735-8004 or shelly.prant@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Temple Beth Shalom.
No class 9/24, 10/1, 11/19 & 11/26.

Su I  2-3 PM I 9/10 - 12/10/17 I 10x I $50 I  JE4117F17

Unsure what level to take? Contact David Hazan at david.d.hazan@gmail.com

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