Learning Hebrew from Anywhere

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An online course with eight 75-minute webinars
Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm EST/5:00-6:15 PDT
Assignments will be given in between sessions.

As we move into the second half of this academic year, our Hebrew classes continue to look and feel very different. This course will provide you with updated conceptual and practical tools to equip you in using digital pedagogy in virtual, hybrid or modified in-person modalities. Through the integration of technology in second language instruction, using the Proficiency Approach, you will be able to maximize Hebrew learning and enhance your learners’ communicative performance. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of the Proficiency Approach for teaching Hebrew
  • Adapt a variety of online tools to different learning objectives
  • Advance your learners to a higher level of proficiency
  • Create meaningful online content for your classes

This course will be conducted in Hebrew.

Webinar Facilitator

Orit Shakarghi, Hebrew at the Center Coach


The course will take place in spring 2021. All webinars begin at 8 pm EST/5 pm PDT.

  • Session 1 – Monday, March 1
  • Session 2 – Monday, March 8
  • Session 3 – Monday, March 15
  • Session 4 – Monday, March 22
  • Session 5 – Monday, April 5 (asynchronous session)
  • Session 6 – Monday, April 12
  • Session 7 – Monday, April 18
  • Session 8 – Monday, April 26


$445 per participant; $400 for Prizmah members (costs reflect a generous subsidy)

Learn Hebrew through Ulpan

Hebrew College Ulpan is an immersion language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension, and conversation skills. Ulpan brings Hebrew to life through discussions of contemporary political, social, and cultural topics, and readings drawn from current Israeli news and social commentary.

Ulpan is offered on campus (or online due to Covid-19) through ten levels of study, including beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Learn about our Ulpan offerings and figure out what level is right for you. 

Open Circle Jewish Learning 20s & 30s/Eser

Open Circle Jewish Learning 20s & 30s/Eser

Open Circle Jewish Learning 20s and 30s /Eser brings together small groups of curious, engaged learners with exceptional educators to dive into an array of compelling topics and practices.

The 2021 Eser theme, People of the Books and Beyond: The many Faces of Jew-ish Expression, explores the myriad facets of Jewish cultural and artistic expression. Topics include:

  • Biblical writings
  • Culinary history
  • Ethics
  • Gender Identity and Performance
  • Literature
  • Liturgy
  • Political Thought
  • Theater

We also welcome the opportunity to partner with individuals and organizations throughout Greater Boston to offer tailored young adult experiences. Bring nine friends and pick a theme or topic, and we’ll find a facilitator and provide texts to enrich your Jewish journey!

We welcome participants from all religious faith, political, gender, and economic backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required.