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


$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.

Find meaning in Jewish sources of wisdom through approachable conversations in living rooms, synagogues, and community centers throughout the Greater Boston Area. Open Circle Jewish Learning themes include:

  • Mindfulness and mysticism
  • Politics and history
  • Arts and culture
  • Social action
  • Texts and traditions

We also welcome the opportunity to partner with individuals and organizations throughout Greater Boston to offer tailored young adult experiences. Bring eight 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, political, gender, and economic backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Past participants include secular and religious Jews from a variety of movements, and non-Jews, including partners in interfaith relationships, and those considering going through conversion.

Me’ah Classic

The Jewish “conversation” stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life. With 100 (me’ah in Hebrew) hours of coursework over two years, Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive, engaging, and in-depth adult learning experience that takes students on a journey through the narrative of the Jewish people and empowers students to become part of the conversation.

Me’ah — Hebrew for 100 — is led by outstanding faculty from Greater Boston academic institutions who are attuned to the needs of adult learners.  Readings, text study, lectures and discussions focus on core texts from biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern times. Students receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony at the end of their second year.

Me’ah Classic welcomes students of all backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, thanks to CJP’s generous support. For more information, download our brochure.

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online. For questions, please contact Anna Katsevman.