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    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.
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    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.

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    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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      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:

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      Shalom Aleichem
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      Birkat Ha’Mazon – the blessing at the conclusion of the meal
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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.

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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).

            Learn more

            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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            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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            Explanation Transliteration Hebrew
            Miscellaneous Words
            Conversation seecha
            Don’t worry ahl tid’ag
            No problem! ain b’aya
            Okay b’seder
            Everything is okay ha’kol’ b’seder
            One day at a time yom yom
            So, so kacha, kacha
            Quiet sheket
            This is, that’s it zeh’hoo
            Best wishes for success b’hatzlacha
            Thank G-d baruch Hashem
            100% may’ah ah’chooz
            Lovely, fine, wonderful, very nice yoh’fee
            It will be good yeeh’yeh tohv
            Certainly, of course b’vah’die
            It’s a pleasure, it was pleasant na’eem m’ohd
            Peace, goodbye, hello shalom
            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)
            Really b’emet
            Maybe oo’lie
            May it be at a good time b’sha’ah tovah
            Welcome b’roochim ha’ba’im
            Thank you very much todah rabbah
            Please, you’re welcome, don’t mention it b’vakasha
            Excuse me, forgiveness s’licha
            It’s nothing ahl lo davar
            One more time, again ohd pa’am
            Together b’yachad בְּיַחַד
            Patience, tolerance savla’noot
            See you again, goodbye l’hitra’oht
            What’s doing? mah nishma?
            How much does this cost? kah’mah zeh oleh
            There is nothing that can be done ayn 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
            Wedding chah’too’nah
            Bride
            Related Jewish Treat
            kallah
            Groom
            Related Jewish Treat
            chatan
            Celebration, happiness, joy simcha
            Ketuba – Jewish marriage contract
            Related Jewish Treat
            k’toovah
            Chupah – marriage canopy chupah
            Rav – Rabbi
            Related Jewish Treat
            Rav
            Chazzan – Cantor Chazzan
            Good luck, congratulations mazal tov
            To your health, cheers, to life (lit.)
            Related Jewish Treat
            l’chayim
            Joyous Occasions
            Family mishpacha
            Daughter
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            bat
            Son bayn
            Circumcision
            Related Jewish Treat
            b’rit meelah
            Circumciser, Mohel
            Related Jewish Treat
            mohel
            Religious duty, obligation, colloquial – good deed mitzvah/mitzvot (pl.)
            Bat Mitzvah
            Related Jewish Treat
            bat mitzvah
            Bar Mitzvah
            Related Jewish Treat
            bar mitzvah
            Skullcap, yarmulkah keepah
            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 Yahrzeit Kaddish
            Yizkor – remember (memorial prayer) Yizkor
            FuneralRelated Jewish Treat l’vaya
            Seven (days of mourning)Related Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat shiv’a
            State of mourning ah’vay’loot
            Yahrzeit (Yiddish for the annual memorial of the day of passing) Yom Hashana
            Shabbat
            Shabbat – SabbathRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School Post shabbat
            Bracha – blessing b’racha
            CandlesRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School PostRelated Twebrew School Post nay’roht
            Kabbalat Shabbat – inauguration of the Sabbath Kabbalat Shabbat
            WineRelated Twebrew School Post yah’yin
            Kiddush – blessing said over wine
            Related Twebrew School Post
            Kee’doosh
            Challah – loaf of bread eaten on ShabbatRelated Twebrew School Post challah
            Ha’motzee – the blessing on breadRelated Twebrew School Post Ha’motzee
            AmenRelated Jewish Treat ah’main
            Zemirot – religious songs (sung at Shabbat table)Related Twebrew School Post Z’mee’roht
            Grace After MealsRelated Jewish Treat Beerchat Ha’mahzone
            Peaceful Shabbat (greeting) shabbat shalom
            Havdalah – prayer at the end of ShabbatRelated Jewish Treat Havdallah
            Have a good weekRelated Jewish Treat shavoo’ah tov
            Synagogue
            SynagogueRelated Jewish Treat bayt k’nesset
            Tefilah – prayer t’feelah
            The Holy ArkRelated Jewish Treat Aron Ha’kohdesh
            TorahRelated Jewish Treat Torah
            Siddur – prayer bookRelated Jewish Treat See’doohr
            Aliya – being called up to the Torah * see Israel section for another translation of AliyaRelated Jewish Treat Ah’lee’ah
            Parsha – portion of the Torah (scripture)Related Jewish Treat parashah פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ
            Minyan – group of ten adults needed for prayerRelated Jewish Treat minyahn
            Talit – Jewish prayer shawl talit
            Rosh Hashanah
            Rosh Hashanah – head of the year, Jewish New YearRelated Jewish Treat Rosh hashanah
            Tashlich – prayer associated with casting away one’s sins Tashlich
            Return, repentanceRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat t’shuvah
            Tzedakah – charityRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat tzedakah
            Shofar – ram’s hornRelated Jewish Treat shofar
            (A blessing for) a good and sweet yearRelated Jewish Treat shana tova
            oo’m’too’kah
            Yom Kippur
            Yom Kippur – Day of AtonementRelated Jewish Treat Yom Kippur
            Kol Nidrei prayer – a prayer about nullifying vows – all vows (lit.)Related Jewish Treat Kol Nidrei
            High Holidays – Days of Awe Yamin No’rah’im
            Sukkot
            Sukkot – TabernaclesRelated Jewish Treat Soo’coat
            Lulav – palm branchRelated Jewish Treat Loolav
            Etrog – citronRelated Jewish Treat Etrohg אתרוג
            Dancing in a circle with the Torah on the holiday of Simchat Torah (le’ha’keef – to surround)Related Jewish Treat Hakafot הקפות
            Sukkah – hutRelated Jewish Treat Soo’kah סוּכָּה
            Chanukah
            Chanukah – Festival of LightsRelated Jewish Treat Chanukah
            Donuts soof’gahnee’oat
            Dreidel – spinning topRelated Jewish Treat s’vee’vohn
            Menorah – lampRelated Jewish Treat Menorah
            Latkes – potato pancakes L’vee’voat
            Purim
            PurimRelated Jewish Treat Poorim
            Mishloach Manot – gifts of food given on PurimRelated Jewish Treat Mishloach Ma’noat
            The book of EstherRelated Jewish Treat Megillat Esther
            Passover
            PassoverRelated Jewish Treat Peh’sach
            Seder – order, name of special meal and proceedings for the first and second nights of PassoverRelated Jewish Treat Say’dehr
            Haggadah – Telling (of the story)Related Jewish Treat Haggadah
            Mah Nishtana – Why is this different?, song sung at the sederRelated Jewish Treat Mah Nishtana
            Dayeinu – enough – song sung at the seder da’yay’noo
            Bitter herbsRelated Jewish Treat Maror
            Afikoman – piece of matzah eaten as dessert at the seder Ahfee’ko’man
            Elijah’s CupRelated Jewish Treat Kos Shel Ay’lee’yahoo
            Shavuot
            Shavuot, Pentacost, weeks(lit.)Related Jewish Treat Sha’voo’oat
            The Book of RuthRelated Jewish Treat Megillat Root
            Mt. SinaiRelated Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat Hahr Sinai
            The Ten CommandmentsRelated Jewish Treat Aseret Ha’dib’roat
            Israel
            Israel Yisrael
            Land of Israel Eh’retz Yisrael
            State of IsraelRelated Jewish Treat M’deenat Yisrael
            “*Aliya – immigration to Israel see “sanctuary” section for another translation of Aliya” Ah’lee’ah
            JerusalemRelated Jewish Treat Y’roo’sha’lah’yim
            Kotel – The Wall, The Western WallRelated Jewish Treat Ha’koh’tel
            Hatikvah – The Hope, Israel’s National AnthemRelated Jewish Treat Ha’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.

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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).

            Learn more

            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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            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.

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            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