Focus of the class: Learning the basics of the Hebrew root system, prefixes, and suffixes, so that you can understand the meaning of Hebrew words and sentences that you see, whether in a prayer book, Torah reading, or Hebrew newspaper.
Recommended for: Anyone who can already pronounce Hebrew letters and vowels and wants to learn what you are actually saying when you pronounce Hebrew words is welcome to enroll. This class is open to the greater Richmond community, not just Jews or Or Ami members.
Tuition: Only $50 for non-members of Or Ami, with a discounted price of $36 for Or Ami members
Time: Every Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in July and August 2021
Introductory and intermediate level Hebrew classes are offered in the summer of alternating years. Introductory Hebrew was offered in summer 2019, so Intermediate Hebrew will be offered in summer 2021.
Class Dates (Summer 2021)
- July 6
- July 13
- July 20
- July 27
- August 3
- August 10
- August 17
- August 24
Location: Congregation Or Ami
Instructor: Rabbi Ahuva Zaches
Sneak Peak at Class Materials
Click here to see a page of the textbook written by Rabbi Ahuva Zaches.
Deadline to Register: June 28, 2021 so that we can have time to prepare enough course packets for our first class on Tuesday, July 6.
Online Hebrew Resources:
- Hebrew Root Flashcards
- Hebrew Root Matching Game
- Prefix Flashcards
- Prefix Matching Game
- Pronoun Flashcards
- Pronoun Matching Game
- Suffix Flashcards
- Suffix Matching Game
- Useful Hebrew Word Flashcards
- Useful Hebrew Word Matching Game
- Demonstration of Hebrew Spaceship Game
- Hebrew Prefix Spaceship Game (Playable on Computers, Not Phones)
- Hebrew Root Spaceship Game (Playable on Computers, Not Phones)
- Practice Reading Jewish Prayers