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Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew 1A-B

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2016.

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 prayers. In-class instruction will include group practice with CD-ROM software (projected on a screen) that speeds the learning process. This course also provides a strong grammatical basis and some of the vocabulary for modern Israeli Hebrew. This course is also the continuation of Fall 2015 Hebrew 1A.

Required text: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, available at Afikomen Judaica. Afikomen is a community partner and plays a substantial role in contributing to the vibrant, diverse and engaged Bay Area Jewish community. We encourage you to purchase your course materials from them.

This course will be available to registered students at no extra charge via Adobe Connect online distance learning. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online or anytime via recording.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Sundays, January 24 - March 20
3:00 - 4:55 pm

Tuition
$130 for the public
$115 for members
$95 for seniors and students
$85 for fall Hebrew 1A students
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 24 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Jan 31 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Feb 07 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Feb 21 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Feb 28 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Lehrhaus Jehon Grist
Mar 06 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Mar 13 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist
Mar 20 3:00 PM–4:55 PM Sun Netivot Shalom Jehon Grist

Locations

Congregation Netivot Shalom

1316 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

510-549-9447

Lehrhaus Judaica

2736 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-845-6420

Instructors

Jehon Grist

Jehon GristJehon Grist, Ph.D., is a Senior Educator for Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.