Jewish Theological Seminary

The Tent of Meeting: Central or Marginal?

From: 2023-02-13 1:0 PM
To: 2023-02-13 2:30 PM

A Reading and Conversation with Joy Ladin

From: 2023-02-08 1:0 PM
To: 2023-02-08 2:0 PM

Between This World and the Next: Rabbinic Visions of Purgatory

From: 2023-02-06 1:0 PM
To: 2023-02-06 2:30 PM

“The World as Liminal: Genesis and the Incompleteness of Creation”

From: 2023-01-30 1:0 PM
To: 2023-01-30 2:0 PM

Violence and Peace in Sacred Texts

From: 2023-02-07 1:0 PM
To: 2023-02-07 2:0 PM

Why Jewish Theology Still Matters

From: 2023-01-25 7:30 PM
To: 2023-01-25 9:0 PM

The Kabbalah of Tzefat

From: 2023-02-08 1:15 PM
To: 2023-02-08 2:30 PM

Between the Lines: We Are Not One

From: 2023-02-07 7:30 PM
To: 2023-02-07 8:30 PM

Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

From: 2023-01-26 2:0 PM
To: 2023-01-26 3:30 PM

Remembering Heschel: With Professor Arnold Eisen and Rabbi Shai Held

From: 2023-01-16 7:0 PM
To: 2023-01-16 7:0 PM

The Exodus in the Jewish Tradition: Philosophy, Bible, Midrash, and Art

From: 2023-01-18 12:0 PM
To: 2023-01-18 1:0 PM

The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital 2023

From: 2023-01-26 7:0 PM
To: 2023-01-26 8:30 PM

The Exodus in the Jewish Tradition: Philosophy, Bible, Midrash, and Art

From: 2023-01-11 12:0 PM
To: 2023-01-11 1:0 PM

Between the Lines: Peter Bergson: The Jewish Lobbyist Who Advocated to Save Jews During the Holocaust

From: 2023-01-11 1:0 PM
To: 2023-01-11 2:0 PM

Where Do We Draw the Line?

From: 2022-12-19 1:0 PM
To: 2022-12-19 2:30 PM

Between the Lines: The Stories They Tell

From: 2022-12-05 7:30 PM
To: 2022-12-05 8:30 PM

Between the Lines: The Object of Jewish Literature

From: 2022-12-05 7:30 PM
To: 2022-12-05 8:30 PM

Censoring the Holocaust: How Books Shape Our View of a Painful Past

From: 2022-12-05 1:0 PM
To: 2022-12-05 2:30 PM

Heschel on Prophecy: Spirituality and Activism

From: 2022-11-30 8:0 PM
To: 2022-11-30 9:0 PM

The Circle of Censorship and Book Burning in East European Jewry

From: 2022-11-30 1:0 PM
To: 2022-11-30 2:0 PM

Great Thinkers Who Have Influenced Conservative Judaism

From: 2022-11-30 8:0 PM
To: 2022-11-30 9:0 PM
Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew In #morningsideheights
Jumpstart your biblical hebrew

Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew
An Online Course with Dr. David Zev Moster
Ten Thursdays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET  

Would you like to read the Tanakh on your own without the need of a translation? In 10 live, online sessions, we will cover the “big ideas” in biblical Hebrew to help you get started and dive into the fundamentals of grammar such as nouns, verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. The class will also introduce you to a variety of resources, including Accordance Bible software* and Dr. Moster’s Tanakh Cards, which can support your study.  Each session will consist of an instructor-led lesson, followed by group workshopping of passages. Readings will be chosen from Proverbs, Psalms, the Megillot, and the weekly Torah portion. You will also be encouraged to complete a short assignment outside of class.

Basic knowledge of Hebrew is required, meaning the ability to read words aloud and translate some of the most common words and phrases, e.g., וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל (vayedabber mosheh el benei yisrael / and Moses spoke to the Israelites).

Recordings will be available for those unable to attend a session.

If you’re not sure if this course is right for you or you’d like further information, please contact

Cost: $350 (limited financial assistance available)


Dr. David Zev Moster is an adjunct assistant professor of Bible at JTS and the director of the Institute of Biblical Culture, where he teaches Hebrew and creates YouTube videos for the general public. He is the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (2018). He received his PhD from Bar-Ilan University, an MA from New York University, and a BA, MA, MS, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.

*A coupon will be provided for the purchase of Accordance Software at the discounted price of $70.