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Adult Hebrew

Its Never Too Late to Learn and Study Hebrew! 

By Alan Salinger


See the source image   Adult Hebrew FALL And WINTER 2023-24   


KI will be offering two Adult Hebrew Classes one in the fall and one in the winter, again instructed by Alan Salinger. Two levels will be offered: an Advanced class in the Fall, and a Basic Introductory level in the Winter. Their textbooks have been created by the Reform movement’s URJ Press. Each book has 10 chapters, providing 10-12 classes per course. 

Classes are once a week for about an hour and a half and include a brief discussion of the week’s Torah portion in addition to Hebrew instruction.   Usually, students participate in an Adult Sabbath service towards the class’s conclusion.

KI’s Adult Hebrew program has been more than studying and learning Hebrew.  It has been a warm, good place to learn and study with other adults.  Every year at the Adult Sabbath Service the students speak to what they have learned and shared from studying and working together. 

The proposed classes are:                     

  • Fall 2023:  Advanced (level 4 of 4) Tav is for Torah: This fourth book in the Hebrew for Adults series guides students to read, understand, and translate selections from the Torah. Each text is studied over the course of two chapters. Students examine multiple translations of the same text, so they gain an understanding of the nuances of translation and have an opportunity to translate the text themselves.

    The text is culled for new vocabulary, verb roots, and grammatical concepts that are clearly explained. The reading and translation exercises enhance students' learning, as do the optional enrichment sections, which include a wealth of Jewish knowledge, Torah commentary, and modern Hebrew poetry. Tav is for Torah will help students build the skills necessary for becoming active participants in Torah study, able to learn from both the English and the Hebrew of our central sacred text.
  • Winter 2024:  Basic Introductory (Level 1 of 4) Aleph Isn’t Tough: This is the first step in a program of Hebrew learning for adults with no knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet. It is designed for English-speaking adults who primarily encounter the Hebrew language through Jewish religious life--the prayers and Torah readings in the synagogue, the blessings and rituals of Jewish home observances, and words or phrases arising out of a Jewish cultural context. Adult students who utilize this text will be able to participate more fully in the Hebrew-language aspects of contemporary Jewish life.

  • Currently, we are seeking students for the Fall 2023 Class, which will begin immediately after the High Holy Days, to be held weekly on a day and time convenient to the students.
  •  Classes will be on Zoom. 
  • The class fee cost is $130.00 and will include the textbook. 
  • Registration and payment will be taken at the KI office, 610.435.9074.

Please feel free to contact Alan Salinger here with any questions you might have.


Please fill out the form below.  You will have the option to choose your class and remit payment after you hit the submit button: 

Once you hit the submit button, you will have the option to select your class and remit payment.



Please use the form below to contact Alan Salinger with any questions and/or concerns.

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Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyyar 5784