ULPAN

This year, kick your Hebrew up a notch with Jewish Federation’s Ulpan. Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Hebrew? Or do you want to build on the language skills you already have? Jewish Federation’s Ulpan instructors are ready to help improve your Hebrew language skills, including conversation, comprehension, grammar, reading, and writing. Courses are taught at all levels in small, interactive classes. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn how to communicate in the language of our people!

All classes will take place on Zoom. Some classes may return to in-person instruction based on class preference, venue availability, and CDC guidelines. 

  • All classes begin the week of October 4.
  • Meet once a week
  • 28 weeks
  • Each class is 90 minutes

Early Bird Tuition – $475 Before September 15

Regular Tuition – $550 After September 15

 

For more information, please contact Adina Fadis at 201-820-3955 or AdinaF@jfnnj.org

Class Schedule Aleph

For those who have no/very little knowledge of the Hebrew language.

Build your Hebrew language foundation: grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing, basic speaking.

BOOK: Alufim beAlef Bet Authors: Meira Rom and Dalia Roth-Gavison (additional cost)

AREAS COVERED:
Reading with and without vowels
Writing in script
Basic verbs in present tense; infinitive
Prepositions: in, to, from, of, with, without, on, about
Noun and adjective agreement: masculine/feminine, singular, plural
Question words: where, from, who, what, when, why
Pronouns
Syntax: have, do not have

    Class Day
    Tuesdays

    Time
    6:00 pm

    Duration
    90 Minutes

    Instructor
    Keren Ashram

    Location
    Zoom

    Class Day
    Tuesdays

    Time
    6:00 pm

    Duration
    90 Minutes

    Instructor
    Keren Ashram

    Location
    Zoom

    For those who have previous knowledge of the Hebrew language, are able to read and write and have basic speaking skills.

    BOOK: Barosh Uvarishona Authors: Goni Tishaler and Ateret Yarden-Barak (additional cost)

    AREAS COVERED:
    Verbs: stems, present tense and infinitive, with a connection to past tense
    Prepositions: conjugating “of” and “to”, של, לי, את
    Adjectives: Plural masculine/feminine ending, including irregular forms
    Syntax: constructs, possessive sentences, need, can
    Nominal sentences in past tense (e.g. he was in the library, they were friends)
    Numbers: Feminine/ masculine from 1-20
    Topics: nature, colors, family, food, communication, and subjects related to everyday experiences

    Class Day
    Wednesdays

    Time
    6:00 pm

    Duration
    90 Minutes

    Instructor
    Keren Ashram

    Location
    Zoom

    Class Day
    Wednesdays

    Time
    6:00 pm

    Duration
    90 Minutes

    Instructor
    Keren Ashram

    Location
    Zoom

    For those able to communicate in simple sentences. Further develop your vocabulary including speaking and reading skills.

    BOOK: Barosh Uvarishona Authors: Goni Tishaler and Ateret Yarden-Barak (additional cost)

    AREAS COVERED:
    Verbs: Present tense, past and future tense
    Prepositions: conjugating על, אצל, בשביל
    Comparative words, construct phrase
    Numbers: Feminine/ masculine form 1-100
    Topics: time, daily activities, body, money, animals, weddings, party, travel

      Class Day
      Wednesdays

      Time
      7:30 pm

      Duration
      90 Minutes

      Instructor
      Keren Ashram

      Location
      Zoom

      Class Day
      Wednesdays

      Time
      7:30 pm

      Duration
      90 Minutes

      Instructor
      Keren Ashram

      Location
      Zoom

      For those with 2+ years of Hebrew learning. Use the language for everyday experiences.

      Class Day
      Tuesdays

      Time
      7:30 pm

      Duration
      90 Minutes

      Instructor
      Keren Ashram

      Location
      Zoom

      Class Day
      Tuesdays

      Time
      7:30 pm

      Duration
      90 Minutes

      Instructor
      Keren Ashram

      Location
      Zoom

      For those with some acquired reading, writing, and comprehension skills (including past and future tense). Strengthen your skills with additional vocabulary and basic grammatical rules.

        Class Day
        Wednesdays

        Time
        9:30 am

        Duration
        90 Minutes

        Instructor
        Zahava Gall 

        Location
        Zoom

        Class Day
        Wednesdays

        Time
        7:30 pm

        Duration
        90 Minutes

        Instructor
        Zahava Gall 

        Location
        Zoom

        Class Day
        Wednesdays

        Time
        7:30 pm

        Duration
        90 Minutes

        Instructor
        TBD

        Location
        Zoom

        For those who can read and write short paragraphs and can express themselves in compound Hebrew sentences. Continue to improve your fluency, increase comprehension skills, and apply additional grammatical rules.

        Class Day
        Tuesdays

        Time
        10:00 am

        Duration
        90 Minutes

        Instructor
        Keren Ashram

        Location
        Zoom

        Class Day
        Tuesdays

        Time
        10:00 am

        Duration
        90 Minutes

        Instructor
        TBD

        Location
        Zoom

        For those who want to improve their speaking, understanding, reading, and writing skills at an advanced level.

          Class Day
          Mondays

          Time
          7:30 pm

          Duration
          90 Minutes

          Instructor
          Zahava Gall

          Location
          Zoom

          Class Day
          Mondays

          Time
          7:30 pm

          Duration
          90 Minutes

          Instructor
          TBD

          Location
          Zoom

          Our Teachers

          Keren Ashram

          Keren has earned a B.Sc., in Marine Science & Ocean Environment from “Ruppin” Academic Center- Israel. She also holds teacher certification.

          In her professional work, she has had a variety of experiences ranging from teaching, activities director and tour guide.

          She served in the IDF in the Engineering Corps and published her first children’s book “Seasons and Colors” in 2012.

          This is Keren’s 4th year teaching in Federation’s Ulpan.

          Zahava Gall

          Zahava has 40 years of experience as a teacher and principal at area day and Hebrew schools. Zahava has been teaching in Federation’s Ulpan for more than 10 years.

          Class Locations
          • All classes will take place on Zoom. Some classes may return to in-person instruction based on class preference, venue availability, and CDC guidelines.
            Please Note
            • All classes begin the week of October 4 and meet for 28 weeks.
            • Classes meet for 90 minutes, once a week.
            • Tuition is refundable until November 2.
            • Tuition does not include the textbook.
            • Classes will only be offered where there is a minimum of six students per class.
            • For more information, please contact Adina Fadis at AdinaF@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3955.
              LET ME HELP YOU GET STARTED

              Adina Fadis
              Manager, Center for Israel Engagement
              AdinaF@jfnnj.org
              201-820-3955