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Current courses by topic: Language

18 courses in 3 subcategories:

Modern Hebrew (12 courses)

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Advanced Conversational Hebrew

L505-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/04/2018 Location: Congregation Beth Am

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

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Advanced Modern Hebrew

L300-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 10/04/2018 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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Beginning Modern Hebrew

L100-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 10/02/2018 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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Continuing Modern Hebrew

L200-BJ Instructors: Vitemberg Starting: 10/04/2018 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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Intermediate Modern Conversational Hebrew

L150A-KS Instructors: Farber Starting: 10/05/2018 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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Modern Hebrew Level B evenings

L250-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/02/2018 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

L200-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/04/2018 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

L290-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/02/2018 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

L300-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/04/2018 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

L400-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/03/2018 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

L405-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/04/2018 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

L500-BA Instructors: Morad Starting: 10/02/2018 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 ...

Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew (3 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Angels in the Bible, and Beyond

L310-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

Whether you believe in them or not, angels play a critical role in Western religion. Our course will translate, analyze and discuss key passages from the Hebrew Bible that inform our understanding of the identity ...

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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A

L100-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

Discover the essentials of Prayerbook Hebrew, starting with the alphabet, vowels, sight reading and basic grammar, all in a friendly, supportive environment. We'll also learn some of the key Prayerbook melodies, and discuss the meaning ...

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Intermediate Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 2B

L200B-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

The fourth semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language, and introduces students to the process of translating and analyzing texts found in the ...

Yiddish (3 courses)

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Beginning Yiddish

L150-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/01/2018 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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Intermediate Yiddish

L250-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 09/26/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

For this course, students must have some background in Yiddish, including knowledge of the alef beis, or done previous coursework in the Yiddish language. Potential new students are welcome to sit in on the first ...

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Reading Yiddish Texts

L350-BJ Instructors: Chaver Starting: 10/01/2018 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 ...