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Wednesday,  April 14, 2021 7:00 PM EST

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two with David Pine

Level II is designed for a follow-up class for the “graduates” of the Level I Hebrew Reading Crash Course, who can recognize the Hebrew alphabet and wish to advance their Hebrew reading and comprehension skills.
Five weekly sessions offered on Zoom.
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Hebrew Reading

NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

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Hebrew Writing

NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

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Pre-Passover Haggadah-Focused - Hebrew One Day Review- With Florence Wiener

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    Pre-SAA Hebrew One Day Review on Zoom

    Pre-Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home Hebrew One Day Review

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    Join NJOP for an exciting Shabbat-Themed Hebrew One Day Review

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    Pre-SAA/C Hebrew One Day Review with Florence Wiener

    Register for the Pre-Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home, Hebrew One Day Review
    Wednesday March 3 at 7:00pm EST

    Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home will take place on March 5, 2021, and we will get you ready with an amazing preparatory Hebrew One Day Review  featuring the reading and singing of the (Friday Night) Shabbat prayers:

    Candle Lighting
    Shalom Aleichem
    Blessing the Children (and Grandchildren)
    Friday Night Kiddush
    Ha’mo’tzee
    Birkat Ha’Mazon – the blessing at the conclusion of the meal
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          Virtual Hebrew ClassesHebrew Reading Crash Course Level OneHebrew Reading Crash Course Level TwoHebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two (High Holidays Module)Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two (Shabbat Prayer Module)Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two (Weekday Prayer Module)One Day ReviewHebrew Writing One Day Crash CourseHebrew Writing Crash CourseTwebrew School

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          Hebrew

          Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading

          NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

          Learn more

          Hebrew Writing

          NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

          Learn more

          RHA/C

          Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is NJOP’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews.

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          Run a Hebrew Reading Class FAQs

          Hebrew Reading and Writing Courses

          How to Run A Hebrew Class FAQs

          While NJOP welcomes you to run our free Hebrew classes at any time during the year, we have a special Hebrew literacy campaign in the fall as part of Read Hebrew America and Canada.

          What Hebrew programs are available?

          Synagogues/Jewish Organizations can offer one or more of the following free Hebrew courses:

          How are the Hebrew classes designed?

          Both the Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level I and Level II can be offered in as few as five weeks. Each of the five classes is an hour-and-a-half long and is held on the same day and time each week. Some instructors opt to teach the Level I and II classes in additional sessions. The One Day Review and Hebrew writing courses are one day programs.

          What is the cost?

          FREE! NJOP is proud to be able to present our Hebrew programs at no cost to the students or the synagogues/Jewish centers offering the program.

          Who can participate in these Hebrew classes?

          The program is intended for members of the Jewish faith. NJOP’s mission is to foster Jewish continuity through free educational programs, and we raise funds with the commitment that our efforts will bring unaffiliated and marginally affiliated Jews back to the synagogue. We limit our courses to Jews so that we do not misrepresent our mission and our activities when we fund-raise.

          Why should I offer NJOP’s Hebrew programs if my synagogue currently offers a successful year-long Hebrew course?

          Your successful program most likely only engages a small portion of your membership, possibly because of the long-term commitment. NJOP’s Hebrew courses, on the other hand, can be offered in as few as one (the One Day Review & Hebrew Writing) or five (Levels I & II) sessions. It’s designed to engage those who are not prepared to attend a long-term program or who do not currently regularly attend Jewish study programs. NJOP provides you with Teacher’s Guides and lesson plans for each program, so there is minimal preparation necessary on your part. Engage your membership as well as those in your community by teaching them Hebrew and helping them reconnect to Jewish life by participating in this short five week program.

          What will NJOP provide if I offer the program?

          You’ll receive an email providing you with links to download the Teacher’s Guide, lesson plan, a copy of the first lesson, a press release and flyers you can personalize and NJOP’s publicity packet to help you promote the program locally. We will send you our digital Reishith Binah Hebrew primers after you provide us with your class roster with the names and contact information of your students. NJOP will also provide you with our mnemonic wall chart and training videos to help make your program successful.

          Professional Assistance: Our team of trained professionals are here to walk you through the necessary steps to ensure a successful program.

          What NJOP asks of you?

          1. Register your class and let NJOP know when you would like to begin.
          2. Identify a teacher and location for your class.
          3. Provide NJOP with a list of your participants’ names and addresses.*
            *NJOP needs participant names to confirm to our supporters that real students are learning to read HebrewThis also tells us how many free digital textbooks to send.
          4. Please note that you may not charge for the classes as this is a FREE program.

          How can I offer the course if I don’t have time to teach the course?

          No problem.  Find a volunteer who reads Hebrew and has an energetic and upbeat personality and NJOP will help train them to teach the course. Nearly 7,700 volunteers have successfully taught the course, and, no doubt, you have a volunteer who can do the same. NJOP will supply a free training video and will be happy to have Florence Wiener, NJOP’s Hebrew Reading Specialist speak with, and train your volunteer to successfully teach the course. Keep in mind that our classes are designed as “Crash Courses.” The Level I and Level II programs are offered in as few as five, hour and a half classes. Both the One Day Review and the Hebrew Writing Crash Course are be offered in just one day. They can fit in nicely when offered on a Sunday morning while your congregation’s Hebrew or religious school is in session.

          How can I be sure that people will attend the program?

          NJOP provides you with its Publicity Packet containing helpful hints and suggestions how best to publicize and promote the course. You’ll also receive flyers you may personalize and email to your membership and those in your community about the availability of this terrific program. Tell members to invite neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members to attend the program. Post the schedule for your classes in the community calendar of local newspapers and local institutions. We even send you a press release which you can personalize to inspire members of your community to participate.

          What is the minimum number of participants I need in order to make this a successful program?

          While we hope that you will actively promote the course and will attract a large audience, this course should be taught even if only one person participates. NJOP recognizes that you will not necessarily know in advance how many participants will ultimately attend. Nevertheless, by promoting the course to membership, and disseminating flyers, post cards and promoting the program through social media outlets, we feel confident that you will succeed in attracting participants. Consider placing ads in local newspapers and using social media to invite friends and followers to attend.

          I’m interested in the program but I’d like to charge.

          By providing you with the materials free of charge, we ask that you in turn do not charge. Remember that members are already paying synagogue membership fees and sometimes building fees and tuition fees for their child’s Hebrew or religious school education, so a free Hebrew program will sound like a welcome invitation. If the student is not yet a member, this is a great opportunity to share with them a positive experience with your congregation. Please note that if you do insist on charging for the program, we will be forced to charge you for the materials and we will be unable to direct participants to your class since we promote the course as a free program.

          How do I register?

          Sign up for your Hebrew course or call 1-800-44-HEBRE(W) to speak to your Regional Program Coordinator.

          Do you have samples of the Hebrew materials?

          Aleph-Bet Wall Chart
          HRCC1 Sample
          HRCC Teachers Sample
          Sample One Day Review
          HRCC2 Sample
          HWCC2 Sample

          Learn more about NJOP’s individual Hebrew Reading and Writing Programs.

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          Hebrew

          Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading

          NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

          Learn more

          Hebrew Writing

          NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

          Learn more

          RHA/C

          Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is NJOP’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading Crash Course Bonus Class

          Hebrew Reading Crash Course

          Bonus Class

          Welcome to NJOP’s Bonus Class for Read Hebrew America’s Hebrew Reading Crash Courses!
          We’ve included a list of more than 100 words and phrases that every Jew should know. You will find the female version of the word or phrases in parenthesis.

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          ExplanationTransliterationHebrew
          Miscellaneous Words
          Conversationseecha
          Don’t worryahl tid’ag
          No problem!ain b’aya
          Okayb’seder
          Everything is okayha’kol’ b’seder
          One day at a timeyom yom
          So, sokacha, kacha
          Quietsheket
          This is, that’s itzeh’hoo
          Best wishes for successb’hatzlacha
          Thank G-dbaruch Hashem
          100%may’ah ah’chooz
          Lovely, fine, wonderful, very niceyoh’fee
          It will be goodyeeh’yeh tohv
          Certainly, of courseb’vah’die
          It’s a pleasure, it was pleasantna’eem m’ohd
          Peace, goodbye, helloshalom
          How are you?mah sh’lohm’cha
          (sh’loh’maych)
          What is your name?aych kohrim
          lecha (lach)
          Where are you from?may’ayin atah (aht)
          Reallyb’emet
          Maybeoo’lie
          May it be at a good timeb’sha’ah tovah
          Welcomeb’roochim ha’ba’im
          Thank you very muchtodah rabbah
          Please, you’re welcome, don’t mention itb’vakasha
          Excuse me, forgivenesss’licha
          It’s nothingahl lo davar
          One more time, againohd pa’am
          Togetherb’yachadבְּיַחַד
          Patience, tolerancesavla’noot
          See you again, goodbyel’hitra’oht
          What’s doing?mah nishma?
          How much does this cost?kah’mah zeh oleh
          There is nothing that can be doneayn mah la’asoht
          Nerve (What nerve!)chutz’pah
          Have a good trip, bon voyage
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          n’siyah tovah
          Best wishes for a speedy recovery, complete recovery (lit.)refu’ah shelaymah
          G-d bless you – To your health (said after a sneeze)livree’oot
          Marriage
          Weddingchah’too’nah
          Bride
          Related Jewish Treat
          kallah
          Groom
          Related Jewish Treat
          chatan
          Celebration, happiness, joysimcha
          Ketuba – Jewish marriage contract
          Related Jewish Treat
          k’toovah
          Chupah – marriage canopychupah
          Rav – Rabbi
          Related Jewish Treat
          Rav
          Chazzan – CantorChazzan
          Good luck, congratulationsmazal tov
          To your health, cheers, to life (lit.)
          Related Jewish Treat
          l’chayim
          Joyous Occasions
          Familymishpacha
          Daughter
          Related Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat
          bat
          Sonbayn
          Circumcision
          Related Jewish Treat
          b’rit meelah
          Circumciser, Mohel
          Related Jewish Treat
          mohel
          Religious duty, obligation, colloquial – good deedmitzvah/mitzvot (pl.)
          Bat Mitzvah
          Related Jewish Treat
          bat mitzvah
          Bar Mitzvah
          Related Jewish Treat
          bar mitzvah
          Skullcap, yarmulkahkeepah
          Tefillin, phylacteries
          Related Jewish Treat
          te’fillin
          Seudah – festive meal
          Related Jewish Treat
          se’oodah
          Happy Birthday
          Related Jewish Treat
          Yom Hooledet Sameach
          Death
          Kaddish (prayer said by mourner daily or on YahrzeitKaddish
          Yizkor – remember (memorial prayer)Yizkor
          FuneralRelated Jewish Treatl’vaya
          Seven (days of mourning)Related Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treatshiv’a
          State of mourningah’vay’loot
          Yahrzeit (Yiddish for the annual memorial of the day of passing)Yom Hashana
          Shabbat
          Shabbat – SabbathRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School Postshabbat
          Bracha – blessingb’racha
          CandlesRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School Postnay’roht
          Kabbalat Shabbat – inauguration of the SabbathKabbalat Shabbat
          WineRelated Twebrew School Postyah’yin
          Kiddush – blessing said over wine
          Related Twebrew School Post
          Kee’doosh
          Challah – loaf of bread eaten on ShabbatRelated Twebrew School Postchallah
          Ha’motzee – the blessing on breadRelated Twebrew School PostHa’motzee
          AmenRelated Jewish Treatah’main
          Zemirot – religious songs (sung at Shabbat table)Related Twebrew School PostZ’mee’roht
          Grace After MealsRelated Jewish TreatBeerchat Ha’mahzone
          Peaceful Shabbat (greeting)shabbat shalom
          Havdalah – prayer at the end of ShabbatRelated Jewish TreatHavdallah
          Have a good weekRelated Jewish Treatshavoo’ah tov
          Synagogue
          SynagogueRelated Jewish Treatbayt k’nesset
          Tefilah – prayert’feelah
          The Holy ArkRelated Jewish TreatAron Ha’kohdesh
          TorahRelated Jewish TreatTorah
          Siddur – prayer bookRelated Jewish TreatSee’doohr
          Aliya – being called up to the Torah * see Israel section for another translation of AliyaRelated Jewish TreatAh’lee’ah
          Parsha – portion of the Torah (scripture)Related Jewish Treatparashahפָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ
          Minyan – group of ten adults needed for prayerRelated Jewish Treatminyahn
          Talit – Jewish prayer shawltalit
          Rosh Hashanah
          Rosh Hashanah – head of the year, Jewish New YearRelated Jewish TreatRosh hashanah
          Tashlich – prayer associated with casting away one’s sinsTashlich
          Return, repentanceRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treatt’shuvah
          Tzedakah – charityRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treattzedakah
          Shofar – ram’s hornRelated Jewish Treatshofar
          (A blessing for) a good and sweet yearRelated Jewish Treatshana tova
          oo’m’too’kah
          Yom Kippur
          Yom Kippur – Day of AtonementRelated Jewish TreatYom Kippur
          Kol Nidrei prayer – a prayer about nullifying vows – all vows (lit.)Related Jewish TreatKol Nidrei
          High Holidays – Days of AweYamin No’rah’im
          Sukkot
          Sukkot – TabernaclesRelated Jewish TreatSoo’coat
          Lulav – palm branchRelated Jewish TreatLoolav
          Etrog – citronRelated Jewish TreatEtrohgאתרוג
          Dancing in a circle with the Torah on the holiday of Simchat Torah (le’ha’keef – to surround)Related Jewish TreatHakafotהקפות
          Sukkah – hutRelated Jewish TreatSoo’kahסוּכָּה
          Chanukah
          Chanukah – Festival of LightsRelated Jewish TreatChanukah
          Donutssoof’gahnee’oat
          Dreidel – spinning topRelated Jewish Treats’vee’vohn
          Menorah – lampRelated Jewish TreatMenorah
          Latkes – potato pancakesL’vee’voat
          Purim
          PurimRelated Jewish TreatPoorim
          Mishloach Manot – gifts of food given on PurimRelated Jewish TreatMishloach Ma’noat
          The book of EstherRelated Jewish TreatMegillat Esther
          Passover
          PassoverRelated Jewish TreatPeh’sach
          Seder – order, name of special meal and proceedings for the first and second nights of PassoverRelated Jewish TreatSay’dehr
          Haggadah – Telling (of the story)Related Jewish TreatHaggadah
          Mah Nishtana – Why is this different?, song sung at the sederRelated Jewish TreatMah Nishtana
          Dayeinu – enough – song sung at the sederda’yay’noo
          Bitter herbsRelated Jewish TreatMaror
          Afikoman – piece of matzah eaten as dessert at the sederAhfee’ko’man
          Elijah’s CupRelated Jewish TreatKos Shel Ay’lee’yahoo
          Shavuot
          Shavuot, Pentacost, weeks(lit.)Related Jewish TreatSha’voo’oat
          The Book of RuthRelated Jewish TreatMegillat Root
          Mt. SinaiRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish TreatHahr Sinai
          The Ten CommandmentsRelated Jewish TreatAseret Ha’dib’roat
          Israel
          IsraelYisrael
          Land of IsraelEh’retz Yisrael
          State of IsraelRelated Jewish TreatM’deenat Yisrael
          “*Aliya – immigration to Israel see “sanctuary” section for another translation of Aliya”Ah’lee’ah
          JerusalemRelated Jewish TreatY’roo’sha’lah’yim
          Kotel – The Wall, The Western WallRelated Jewish TreatHa’koh’tel
          Hatikvah – The Hope, Israel’s National AnthemRelated Jewish TreatHa’tikvah

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          Hebrew

          Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading

          NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

          Learn more

          Hebrew Writing

          NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

          Learn more

          RHA/C

          Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is NJOP’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews.

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          The Interactive Hebrew Alphabet

          The Interactive

          Hebrew Alphabet

          Click on the letter to hear how it sounds.

          Pronunciation is according to Sephardic Israeli pronunciation.

          Hebrew is read from right to left, but the letters are presented here from left to right.

          Hebrew

          Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading

          NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

          Learn more

          Hebrew Writing

          NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

          Learn more

          RHA/C

          Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is NJOP’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews.

          Learn more

          Twebrew School Orientation

          Orientation for

          Twebrew School

          Twitter + Hebrew School = Twebrew School

          NJOP decided to put a twist on Hebrew School by recreating it for the Twitter generation. With bite-sized (just over Twitter’s 140 character limit) lessons about each Hebrew letter and short YouTube videos with a real Hebrew School teacher, you can learn how to read Hebrew at your own comfortable pace. A great refresher for Hebrew Reading Crash Course Graduates!

          Finding your way around Twebrew School
          New to Twebrew School? Start by watching this introductory video where you’ll learn the How’s and Why’s of our Twebrew School approach!

          Enroll in Twebrew School

          And receive a copy of our corresponding textbook, the Reishith Binah.

          Video Lessons
          Follow the links to the “Treat” where you’ll learn more about the letters discussed in each video.

          Hebrew

          Throughout Jewish history, Hebrew has been a connection between Jewish communities around the world. For many modern Jews, learning Hebrew is the first step to reconnecting with their roots.

          Learn more

          Hebrew Reading

          NJOP has already taught more than 250,000 North American Jews how to read Hebrew through our innovative Hebrew Reading Crash Courses (HRCC).

          Learn more

          Hebrew Writing

          NJOP’s Hebrew Writing Crash Course is specially developed to give students Hebrew writing skills while reinforcing previous reading lessons.

          Learn more

          RHA/C

          Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is NJOP’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews.

          Learn more