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Hebrew Classes

Embark on a journey to the ancient world of the Jewish People through the language of the Torah itself! 

The materials, methods, and supplementary teaching for this course are unique. We use an audio and visual kinesthetic method to make the language stick. We also use songs, pictures, colors, hand motions, stories and artifacts to help you internalize Hebrew, making it easier for you to progress to the advanced levels. As such, students must have the foundation of Beginning Biblical Hebrew Part 1 before advancing, no matter their previous experience in Hebrew.  

**NOTE:  Both "Learning to Read" and "Beginning Biblical Hebrew Part 1" are only available through the Continuing Education Department of Johnson County Community College.     

 

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 Learning to Read Hebrew

Instructor | Orit Kamara

Monday + Wednesday
August 26 - September 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Discover how to read Hebrew (both Modern and Biblical) in a fun and creative way. Learn to read and write the Hebrew alphabet and vowels system. By the conclusion, you will be able to read any word in Hebrew, have a vocabulary of about 50 words, and be able to use simple sentences and common phrases. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is needed. 

"Learning to Read Hebrew" is offered at JCCC by instructor Orit Kamara.

Beginning Biblical Hebrew 1

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

Thursdays
October 3 - November 21
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Drawing on her studies of Biblical Hebrew as well as the archaeology and history of Ancient Israel, the instructor will combine modern methods typically accompanying the teaching of spoken Hebrew with the rich context of the ancient world in which the Bible was written. The college-level curriculum is uniquely engaging and easy to use.

Students must know the Aleph Bet and be able to pronounce words in Hebrew before starting Beginning Biblical Hebrew. Beginning Biblical Hebrew is offered at JCCC by instructor Jordan Gripe-Lemmon. For students who have yet to reach this milestone, "Learning to Read Hebrew" is offered at JCCC by Orit Kamara prior to the start of BBH Part 1. 

 

  If you have any questions, please contact Jill at 913.327.8077 or Lauren at 913.327.8007 

 

Other classes we offer

 

Beginning Biblical Hebrew 2

In this session of Beginning Biblical Hebrew, we will be delving into the world of verbs as we begin to navigate the texts detailing the stories of the Garden of Eden and of Abraham and Isaac. By the end of this module, you'll not only be able to read, hear, and understand, but also speak in full sentences to describe the happenings in the Biblical texts! 

This course is only available to students who have completed Beginning BH Part 1. 

Dates TBD - Spring 2020
6:30 - 8:45 pm
Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon
Heritage Center

   

Beginning Biblical Hebrew 3

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

Dates TBD 
This course is only available to students who have completed Beginning BH Part 2. We will deepen our understanding of simple active verbs, syntax, and internalize more and more meaningful Hebrew through Genesis stories, psalms, and Biblical songs.

Beginning Biblical Hebrew 4

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

Dates TBD
This course is only available to students who have completed Beginning BH Part 3. We will deepen our understanding of active verbs, syntax, and internalize more and more meaningful Hebrew through Genesis stories, psalms, and Biblical songs.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 1

Dates TBD - Spring 2020

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

This fifth module in our journey through learning Biblical Hebrew will entail a deepening of our understanding of grammatical features of Hebrew as well as the Qal/Pa'al verb binyan learned in Modules 2-4, including the subcategories of the binyan such as ל״ה and ע״ו, and others in both past and future tenses. For this, we will utilize a new textbook which will guide us in expanding our word bank of 3 letter Hebrew roots, enabling us to intuit the core meaning of many more words in Biblical texts! Traditional tunes and contemporary arrangements of Biblical passages (as well as a few skits and games) will aid our learning as these concepts come to life!

This course is only available to students who have completed Beginning BH Part 4.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 2

Dates TBD - Summer 2020

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

In this module, your ability to understand portions of authentic (not summarized) texts will increase greatly. We will continue in our Hinneh book, deepening our understanding of the "imperfect" tense in all its importance in Hebrew texts, learning the function of the Narrative Vav. We will also engage with several Psalms via a series of workshops, "unpacking" a few grammatical items and poetic nuances. By the end of the module, you will have a portion of one psalm memorized - a crucial springboard for comprehension, retention, and internalization of the language!

This course is only available to students who have completed IBH Part 1.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 3

Dates TBD

Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon

As we move along, we will continue adding to our פעל verb list and enforce them on several cognitive levels (while practicing our acting skills in a few mini skits!)

We will also continue in our first book, discovering the verb groups of Hiph'il & Niph'al (הפעיל -נפעל), and will progress through chapters 26-31 and corresponding readings. which will dovetail with the broader and deeper scope of grammar acquisition in our new curriculum.

This course is only available to students who have completed IBH Part 2. 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jill at 913.327.8077 or Lauren at 913.327.8007 

 

 
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