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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.

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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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        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 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.

        Internet Promotion: Your class will be promoted via our website njop.org and to our social media audience of over 80,000.

        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 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 Sample Teachers Guide
        HRCC Teachers Sample
        Sample One Day Review
        HRCC2 Sample
        HWCC2 Sample

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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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        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)
        Related Jewish Treat
        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
        Related Jewish TreatRelated Jewish Treat
        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
        Related Jewish Treat
        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.

        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

        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