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Current courses by topic: Language

27 courses in 3 subcategories:

Modern Hebrew (14 courses)

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course will focus on conversational skills with an attention to improving fluency.

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Beginning Modern Hebrew

L100-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 03/08/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

In this class, we will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from classical and Modern Hebrew texts to Israeli music. Required text: Hebrew From ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew (spring)

L150C-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/13/2018 Location: Lerman Law

The Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language. Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking ...

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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew (winter)

L150B-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/26/2018 Location: Lerman Law

The Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language. Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking ...

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Intermediate Modern Hebrew

L200-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 03/08/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

This course is for students who have already learned the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. We will focus on the four major second language acquisition skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—by immersing students in everything from ...

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Modern Hebrew Level A

L100A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is beginning from scratch. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B evenings

L250A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level B mornings

L200A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level C

L290A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This class is a continuation from the beginning level sessions. Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the ...

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Modern Hebrew Level D

L300A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students will learn Hebrew words and sentences while developing vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level D2

L400A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/17/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

Students build on vocabulary, grammar and basic conversational skills. The instructor will show both patience and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners who have limited time for study.

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Modern Hebrew Level E

L405A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/18/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. ...

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Modern Hebrew Level F

L500A-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 01/16/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

This course further expands fluency in Hebrew conversation and comprehension, and is designed for students with a reasonably developed level of modern Hebrew speaking and understanding. It continues building student vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills ...

Reading Hebrew with Tikva - Foundation 1

L100-LJ Instructors: Farber Starting: 12/15/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Learn to decode the Hebrew alef-bet! Being able to read Hebrew fluently is the foundation for all successful Hebrew language learning. Students of all ages and levels will master reading Hebrew in Hebrew with regular ...

Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew (6 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: The Book of Esther

L310-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

Esther's story is exciting, romantic and disturbing. Set in the lavish court of the Persian king 2,400 years ago, this tale takes readers through the dramatic ups and downs of our heroine. It also provides ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A-B

L100AB-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This class introduces students to all the basic elements of Prayerbook Hebrew: the alphabet, vowels, vocabulary, sight-reading skills, and basic grammar. You'll learn some of the key prayerbook melodies and discuss the meaning of the ...

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Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew (spring)

L100C-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 04/10/2018 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

The course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the ...

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Biblical and Prayerbook Hebrew (winter)

L100B-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 01/23/2018 Location: Congregation Kol Shofar

The course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the ...

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Intermediate Biblical/Prayerbook Hebrew 2C

L200C-LJ Instructors: Grist Starting: 01/28/2018 Location: Lehrhaus Judaica

This course will complete our study of basic prayerbook Hebrew, then begin to introduce the more complex verb patterns of classical Biblical Hebrew and the irregular verb system, while building Hebrew vocabulary. Students will start ...

Prayerbook Hebrew: Getting comfortable with Hebrew Prayer

L150-BE Instructors: Milder Starting: 01/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Emek

Did you take a Hebrew class but you don’t know what any of it means? Do you search for a deeper spiritual meaning in worship services? Would you like to be able to help you ...

Yiddish (7 courses)

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 02/05/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-TI Instructors: Blady Starting: 02/06/2018 Location: Temple Isaiah

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-OMJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 02/08/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Learn this rich and colorful language in a relaxed, irreverent and heimisheh atmosphere. All you need is some zitz-fleish (butt + patience) an ardent desire to learn, an interest in Jewish culture, and an ability ...

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Intermediate Yiddish (spring)

L255-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 04/18/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

This is a continuation class that started meeting in 2012 at the beginning level. New students are welcome — must have some background in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef beis, or done previous coursework ...

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Intermediate Yiddish (winter)

L250-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 01/24/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

This is a continuation class that started meeting in 2012 at the beginning level. New students are welcome — must have some background in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef beis, or done previous coursework ...

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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 01/22/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

In this course, we will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries. The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of ...

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...