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Summer Hebrew Language Courses

July 6, 8:00 am - August 6, 5:00 pm

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One event on June 18, 2020 at 8:00 am

For those who want to take their Hebrew to the next level, JTS offers a high-quality, intensive Hebrew language program during the summer. Ten-week sessions are offered on three elementary levels; five-week sessions are offered at intermediate and advanced levels. Placement is based on an examination.

Hebrew Courses are offered during Session II and Session III of JTS’s Summer Sessions. Students in our Nishma program may also take Hebrew.

All incoming students take the Hebrew Placement Exam to be placed in the appropriate course.

Note: Due to Covid-19, all summer courses will take place online via Zoom and Canvas. In order to participate in the online sessions, you will need an up-to-date computer, a scanner or scanner app, a printer, a webcam, and high-speed Internet connection suitable for video web conferencing. A headset is recommended.

Who It’s For

The program is for anyone who’s interested in improving their Hebrew language skills. It is particularly useful for undergraduate and graduate students working toward fulfillment of their Hebrew requirement, as well as prospective Rabbinical School and Cantorial School students who need to achieve the required level of proficiency for their studies.

What It Is

The summer Hebrew courses are equivalent to the Hebrew courses offered at JTS during the academic year. The program develops all aspects of Hebrew language proficiency—reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension—including the ability to independently read Hebrew texts of various periods and genres.

Course materials include textbooks from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, supplemented with a diverse selection of readings from a variety of Judaic sources.



Monday, July 6–Thursday, August 6
Enrollment Deadline: Thursday, June 18

Ilona Ben-Moshe
HEB 5203: Intermediate Hebrew II  (3 credits)
[MTWR 3:00-5:15 p.m.] This intermediate-level course will bring students to the end of Hebrew from Scratch II (Ivrit min ha-hatchala bet), supplementing the textbook with materials from level gimel books and other readings in Hebrew from various periods (e.g. adapted stories, poems, selections from parashat ha-shavua, midrash, and Biblical commentary). Students will learn new grammar topics, develop strategies for reading comprehension and word recognition, and practice conveying ideas and opinions in both speech and writing.

Miriam Meir
HEB 5300: Advanced Hebrew Skills (3 credits)
[MTWR 3:00–5:15 p.m.] This advanced-level Hebrew language course, for students who completed level gimel, aims to further develop Hebrew comprehension, conversation, reading, and writing skills. Readings include Hebrew texts of diverse genres, registers, and periods, including classical texts. Grammatical topics include a systematic integrated study of the binyanim system and a variety of advanced topics in syntax.

Non-Credit Learning

The Summer Learners program offers access to our summer intensive Hebrew courses. Through the JTS Summer Learners program, you can enroll in any Hebrew courses on a non-credit basis. Students enrolled through the Summer Learners program must meet all the course requirements (attendance, assignments, quizzes etc.).

For Summer Learners students, the cost is: $591 per 3 credit course and $1,182 per 6 credit course.

See details and register at jtsa.edu/summer-hebrew-language-courses