Hebrew Classes

LEVEL ASSESSMENT:
to find out what level is right for you please contact Ayelet: israel@jccgv.bc.ca

Modern Hebrew

ALEPH 1 BEGINNER
Start speaking Hebrew! Learn the foundations and pronunciation. No prerequisite.
Instructor: Hila Graf
Th    7:00-9:00pm
Sep 27–Dec 20  13 classes   M$312/R$331   1930

ALEPH 1 PLUS
Instructor: Dr. Tali Keselman
Mo    7:00-9:00pm
Oct 15–Dec 17  9 classes  M$216/R$230    1931

ALEPH 2
Expand your basic vocabulary and improve your reading and listening comprehension.
Instructor: Ilana Shapira
Tu    7:00-9:00pm
Oct 9–Dec 18  11 classes   M$264/R$280     1932

ALEPH 3
Gain better understanding of grammar; improve your reading, speaking and writing.
Instructor: Ilana Shapira
We    7:00-9:00pm
Sep 26–Dec 19  13 classes   M$312/R$331  1933

ALEPH 4
Expand your ability to write and talk about the past, present and future with more complex vocabulary.
Instructor: Dr. Tali Keselman
Tu    7:00-9:00pm
Oct 9–Dec 18   11 classes    M$264/R$280      1934

BET
Read of a variety of texts and engage in conversation while enriching your vocabulary.
Instructor: Rahel Halabe
We    9:30-11:30am
Sep 26–Dec 19  13 classes    M$312/R$331   1935

GIMMEL & BEYOND
Reading and conversation conducted entirely in Hebrew. Focus on advanced vocabulary and fluency.
Instructor: Rahel Halabe
Th    9:30-11:30am
Sep 27–Dec 20  13 classes     M$312/R$331     1936

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Mini-Ulpan Aleph

Immerse yourself in Modern Hebrew. Learn through talking and listening to stories, watching videos and singing, reading, writing and … eating, all in a small groups with an expert Israeli teacher.

5 Sundays  (25 hours) Hebrew course designed to:

  • Enrich your vocabulary
  • Give you confidence to speak easily
  • Encourage you to read more than a textbook
  • Deepen your understanding of Hebrew grammar

Instructor: Rahel Halabe
SU    9:30am-2:30pm
Nov 4-Dec 2
M$274/R$299    1937
Materials: $20

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Biblical Hebrew

Acquire effective tools to help you understand and be inspired by the biblical text in its original Hebrew.

Following the High Holidays, the JCC will offer two Biblical Hebrew courses based on Rahel Halabe’s Hinneh textbook.

The Hinneh program is semi academic, rigorous and practical, serious but friendly at the same time. Vocabulary and grammar are demonstrated through short, original biblical passages, facilitating independent reading in the actual text.

Both courses require a few hours of homework per week to allow good absorption of the material.

Please e-mail or call Rahel with your questions and for assessment of your level. 604 879 2677  rahelhalabe@gmail.com

BIBLICAL HEBREW LEVEL 1

Learn the basics including verbless sentences, and frequently occurring vocabulary. Make sense of pronominal prefixes and suffixes. Learn about gender, number, prepositions, construct, etc.

Prerequisite: Reading Hebrew well (with little or no comprehension).

Mo    7:00-9:00pm
Oct 15–Dec 17   9 classes  M$216/R$230     1938

BIBLICAL HEBREW LEVEL 2

Learn about the Biblical Hebrew verb system, the major player in the biblical text, with all its complexities. (prefix/suffix form of the qal strong and weak verbs). Gain access to richer biblical texts.

Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent.

Material required:
– R.Halabe,  Hinneh – Biblical Hebrew the Practical Way
– W. Holladay, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament

Tu    7:00-9:00pm
Oct 9–Dec 18  11 classes   M$264/R$280    1939

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NEW Baking in Hebrew

A unique opportunity to learn/speak Hebrew and bake at the same time! Let this fun hands-on baking class immerse you in the Hebrew language.
Adi Keselman – Baking instructor, graduate of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.
Dr. Tali Keselman – A professional Hebrew language instructor.
We Oct 17 7:00-9:00pm 1951
We Nov 14 7:00-9:00pm 1952
We Dec 12 7:00-9:00pm 1953
Per Class: Member $35/Regular $40
Series: Member $100/Regular $115 1954

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