Hebrew Classes

January 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EDCJCC Townhouse
1534 Sixteenth St
Darya Watnick, Director of Jewish Engagement

Want to learn Hebrew? You’re in the right place!

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers seven levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with many years of teaching experience. They regularly tweak their classes to fit the needs and interests of their students. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here!

Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 require the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration.

Regular Price: $336
EDCJCC Member Price: $300
Recent Birthright & Masa Alumni Special Price: $240*
*Reserved for Israel Program participants within the last five years.

This session:
Mondays, January 7 – April 1, 2019
** We will have class on January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will not have class on February 18, Presidents Day
Due to scheduling constraints it wasn’t possible to skip both Mondays. January 21 is also the holiday of Tu Bishvat so you will be able to celebrate Tu Bishvat in your class.

Wednesdays, January 9 – March 27, 2019.

During our renovation Hebrew Classes will take place at the EDCJCC Townhouse across the street at 1534 16th St NW. We apologize for the inconvenience but this building is not ADA accessible.


SCHEDULE Day Time Teacher
Level 1 – Aleph Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm Gila
Level 2 – Bet Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm Gila
Level 3 – Gimel Wednesday 8:15-9:15 pm Gila
Level 4 – Dalet Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit
Level 5 – Hey Monday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 6 – Vav Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 7 – Zayin Monday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit

**Please make sure to make a note of the correct time of your level!**

Level 1 – Aleph
Beginners! This is the class for you if you need to learn the aleph bet (Hebrew alphabet) and start building your vocabulary. Students with a basic knowledge of the aleph bet but very little or no vocabulary or grammar experience should sign up for this level as well.

Level 2 – Bet
Students who have completed Level 1 OR know the aleph bet, can read, and have started to gather vocabulary and grammar.

Level 3 – Gimel
Students who have completed Level 2 OR have some vocabulary and a grasp of grammar

Level 4 – Dalet
This level focuses on building vocabulary, improving reading, and conducting conversation in present tense. It introduces verb conjugation the future and the past tense.

Level 5 – Hey
This level focuses on building vocabulary, imporoving reading, and conducting conversations in past and future tenses. 

Level 6 – Vav
This level is a high-level class focusing on improving reading, improving conversation skills, and learning higher level grammatical concepts.

Level 7 – Zayin
Ready to challenge your Hebrew skills? This class is student-driven, with high-level reading, writing, and speaking on current events, short stories, news articles, and more.

Questions? Still not sure which level you are? Get in touch and we’ll help you out!
Contact us at (202) 777-3260 or by email.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.