Join an active and engaged community of language learners whose experience goes well beyond the classroom! Open to everyone, our adult Hebrew and Yiddish courses allow you to delve into the language at your own pace. Learn to speak, read, and write with confidence, from the basics of the aleph-bet to written and conversational fluency. 

    We offer opportunities for in-depth Hebrew study every year:

    Courses run from Hebrew Introduction to Advanced Hebrew Conversation. Sessions are generally ten weeks long, with two hours of instruction per week. Classes are small to give you the individualized attention you need. New students to the program are required to take a placement test and/or oral interview before registering for a course. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (416) 924-6211 x386.

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    Scholarships may be available based on demonstrated financial need. For placement tests, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for scholarship applications, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To register, call the Info Desk at (416) 924-6211 x0 or visit us in person.

    Hebrew alphabet letters against a white backgroundMondays, October 15 - December 17, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 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, compose simple sentences, count, and greet someone. Space is limited! 

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    Thursdays, October 18 - December 20, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 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.

      

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    Mondays, October 15 - December 17, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    The Hebrew power hour! This course teaches you to start reading without vowels and begin describing things using adjectives. 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.

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    Wednesdays, October 17 - December 19, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    Improve your Hebrew grammar, expand your vocabulary and improve your reading, writing and conversational skills. Learn to tell time, describe a person’s likes and dislikes, and talk about future plans. Prerequisite: Hebrew Aleph 2 or equivalent.

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    Tuesdays, October 16 - December 18, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    Learn new expressions and idioms through stories, folk tales, riddles, and listening activities. Expand your ability to write and talk about the past, present, and future with more complex vocabulary. Prerequisite: Hebrew Bet 1 or equivalent.

     

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    Tuesdays, October 16 - December 18, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    Go in-depth! Improve your Hebrew grammar and learn new verbs integrated with new topics, varied texts, articles, and advanced grammar exercises. Apply your improved grammar and vocabulary in writing assignments and oral expression. Prerequisite: Hebrew Bet 2 or equivalent.

    Thursdays, October 18 - December 20, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

    This course is designed for near-native speakers who have lived in Israel and/or have studied Hebrew extensively elsewhere. This is a lively, fast-paced conversation group: meet new people and discuss relevant, topical subjects in a flexible curriculum that you help shape. Readings are sometimes presented as triggers for dialogue, but are offered in Hebrew and in transliteration. Prerequisite: placement interview.

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    Mondays, October 15 - December 17, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    Say it in Yiddish! This beginner-level course in conversational Yiddish will introduce you to the rich world of Yiddish language and culture. Learn to express yourself in Yiddish and engage with Yiddish culture through lively class discussions, activities, and songs. Presented with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Committee for Yiddish. Prerequisite: Placement interview

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    Wednesdays, October 17 - December 19, 2018
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

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    For those who have have some prior Yiddish background, this intermediate-level course will help you develop and broaden your Yiddish abilities. Build on your conversational and literary skills with class discussions and projects, Yiddish songs, and engaging readings from modern Yiddish literature. Presented with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Committee for Yiddish. Prerequisite: Yiddish Beginners, or Placement interview

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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

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    The MNjcc is committed to accessibility. Please let us know in advance if you have any accommodation needs:

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