Whether you are far away or nearby, in your home or elsewhere, you can now join an active and engaged community of Hebrew & Yiddish language learners - from the comfort of wherever you are! Learn to speak, read, and write with confidence, from the basics of the aleph-bet, to writing and speaking fluently in Hebrew and Yiddish. Open to all, at any and all levels, our adult Hebrew and Yiddish online zoom courses allow you to delve into the language at your own pace.

    Our structured online courses, accompanied by audio and visual instruction tools, are presented by our professional and experienced Yiddish and Hebrew-speaking teachers.

    8 levels of Hebrew courses run from Beginner to Advanced Conversation.

    5 levels of Yiddish courses run from Beginner to Advanced.

    Unless specified, online sessions are ten weeks long, with an hour and a half of instruction per week. New students to the program are welcome to take the Hebrew placement test. For more information about the courses, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Tuesdays, July 7 - August 27, 2020 
    (*August 20 and August 27 classes are on Thursday)
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    Start speaking Hebrew! Learn the foundations of Hebrew literacy and pronunciation. Designed for those with no Hebrew background or those who want to refresh their basic Hebrew skills, this course teaches you to read and write the aleph-bet with vowels, and compose simple sentences.

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    Wednesdays, July 8 - August 26, 2020
    (*additional classes on Monday August 17 and Monday August 24)
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    Expand your Hebrew conversational skills! Review your aleph-bet and expand your basic vocabulary as you start to read short stories. Learn to exchange personal information, talk about the weather and the classroom experience, the seasons, food, and shopping. This course builds on the present tense and introduces the past tense. Prerequisite: Hebrew Intro or equivalent.

      

    Aleph2

    Thursdays, July 9 - August 27, 2020
    (*additional classes on Tuesday August 18 and Tuesday August 25)
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    Move on and expand your Hebrew fluency! This course teaches you to describe things using adjectives, possessive and prepositions. Learn to talk and write about family, order from a restaurant menu, and tell a story in the past tense or present tense. Prerequisite: Hebrew Aleph 1 or equivalent.

     

    Mondays, July 6 - August 31, 2020
    (*no class August 3)
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    This course is designed for intermediate to advanced speakers. The course will focus on speaking and conversation, using a variety of texts (stories, poems, songs etc') that enrichen vocabulary and strengthen grammatical principles, all within a flexible curriculum. Prequisite: placement interview.

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    Wednesdays, July 15 - August 26, 2020
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    This engaging course will help you refresh and expand your knowledge of spoken and written Yiddish. Practice expressing yourself in Yiddish and learn new grammar and vocabulary with lively class discussions, activities, folksongs, and poetry readings.

    Prerequisites: This course is a continuation of Beginner Yiddish I, suitable for those with one semester of Yiddish study or some previous knowledge. Incoming students are expected to be able to read and write alef-beys at a rudimentary level, and to be comfortable using the present tense and asking questions.

    Presented with the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation.

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    Thursdays, July 9 - August 27, 2020
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

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    “Di Klasiker” (The Classics). In this advanced-level course, we will read and discuss excerpts from key works by the “classical” writers of modern Yiddish literature, including Sholem Aleichem, Mendele Mocher Sforim, I.L. Peretz. Grammatical and historical points of interest will be highlighted as we engage with the texts. This course will be conducted entirely in Yiddish.

    Prerequisites: This course is suitable for those who have completed at least intermediate-level Yiddish instruction, with 2-3 years of previous Yiddish study, or equivalent prior knowledge.

    Presented with the Committee for Yiddish, UJA Federation.

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001