Friday, March 9, 2012

Can You Read Hebrew?

Hebrew Reading Class for Adults:  Why study Hebrew?  Boston University's Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature offers many reasons.
Among them:
  • Hebrew is the language of the Bible, which is both a religious and cultural foundation of incalculable influence and – especially read in the original language – one of the world’s most dazzling literary achievements.
  • Hebrew is unique: after 2000 years when nobody spoke it as a mother tongue, it was resurrected into full and vigorous life.
  • Hebrew is the language of Israel.
  • Learning Hebrew is fast-moving and fun. The Hebrew alphabet is only a small hurdle. The grammar is systematic, built around three-letter roots, and it’s not complicated.

It is Rabbi Stephen Landau's pleasure to offer (at his home, via Congregation Nahalat Shalom) this Hebrew reading class for adult beginners.

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 - 7:30
March 14, 21, 28  +  April 4, 18, 25
$50 for six sessions

Why is Rabbi Landau offering this class?  Because reading Hebrew is fun!  Not knowing Hebrew is boring and frustrating, especially in synagogue. And Hebrew is the most fascinating language on earth.

We will begin again from Alef, and students will master the skill of reading prayerbook Hebrew and gain a simple vocabulary of biblical and prayerbook Hebrew.

The class will be given in 6 week blocks and will continue as long as there is interest–or until everyone masters Level I, whichever comes first!

Rabbi Landau teaches from what he believes is the very best adult literacy curriculum available, and says that teaching Hebrew literacy to adults is one of the most rewarding things he does.

Come share the fun, and finally crack the Hebrew barrier! 

Registration is required

To register, please contact Judy Brown

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