Baruch HaShem

A Messianic Synagogue

Shabbat Services 10:40am

6304 Belt Line Rd, Dallas TX 75254

Hebrew Education

 

Hebrew Department Vision Statement

Hebrew School begins Sunday, August 20.

Online registration is Sunday, July 30 – Tuesday, August 15. You may also register in person after Shabbat Services on August 12 & 19. Registration information is below.

 

HEBREW SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Beginning Hebrew (THIS COURSE IS ONLY OFFERED IN THE FALL SEMESTER OF EACH YEAR)

Beginning Hebrew is the first course in the Adult Hebrew Program. The course will teach the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, how to read phonetically, proper enunciation, block writing, script writing, and the vocabulary of Tehillim (Psalms) 119. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be equipped to phonetically read the Biblical text with ease.

NOTE: For prospective students who have had a course in Alef Bet, you may take a CLEP exam to determine if you can proceed to the next course.

 

T’filah v’Brachot (Prayers and Blessings)
Prerequisite: Beginning Hebrew

T’filah v’Brachot is a required course for all students participating in the Hebrew Program. This is an introductory course to Hebrew liturgy: its historical, theological, and communal significance. Additionally, this course will enable the beginning Hebrew student to fully participate in the Baruch HaShem Shabbat service with literacy and comprehension.

Included in the tuition are three textbooks, laminated reference guide, handouts, pronunciation CD, and flash cards.


Torah Scroll - Leviticus 1

Biblical Hebrew 1A
Prerequisite: Prayers & Blessings

This course provides instruction in the first 10 of the 30 lessons that will be taught in Biblical Hebrew. It is designed to provide a simple, straightforward method that will enable students to refine basic grammar rules and vocabulary. The student will continue to develop their oral reading skills through reading the weekly Torah portion.

Included in the tuition are two textbooks, handouts, pronunciation and singing CD of all Prayers and Blessings, and flash cards.

 

Biblical Hebrew 1B
Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew 1A

This course is a continuation of Biblical Hebrew 1A and builds on the foundation provided in that course. Students can expect to broaden their knowledge of grammatical rules/application, vocabulary, and fluency in reading. Additionally, students will begin to develop proper translation skills.

Included in the tuition is a pronunciation CD of vocabulary and weekly Torah readings, and handouts.

 

Biblical Hebrew 1C
Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew 1B

This course is the last of the Biblical Hebrew grammar courses offered. Students will learn additional verb forms, build a vocabulary of words found in the Tanach, and continue the development of proper translation skills.

Included in the tuition is a pronunciation CD of vocabulary and weekly Torah readings, and handouts.

 

Torah Appreciation
Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew 1C

Torah Appreciation is for students who have completed the prescribed course of study within the BHS Hebrew Department. This course will explore the origin of the Scriptures, an Overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls, various translations of the Hebrew text, the history/overview of the Parashiyot and Haftarah portions. Additionally, students will be required to complete an independent study in Jewish Studies and Jewish Roots. At the conclusion of the course students will sit for a final examination, submit a 7 page written paper, and write a drash on their Torah birth portion. The course will span 2 semesters, with one semester requiring classroom attendance/participation and the second semester being the independent study.

Included in the tuition is a Text, handouts, CD’s, and Study guide. There will be additional texts required for the class that the student will be required to purchase.

*Modern Hebrew is not offered at this time.*

Torah Scroll - Leviticus 1 B

CHILDREN

Shalom Uvrachah*
Age 9+ (No exceptions are made to the age requirement)

Students will learn the Alef Bet, utilizing decoding skills from key cultural words and concepts.  They will also learn to write in script, and read key prayers and blessings; including the Shema, V’ahavta, and Aleinu.  The course will also enable the student to build a dictionary of 80 cultural words.

T’filah 1*        
Age 9+Prerequisite: Shalom Uvrachah

Utilizing skills learned in Shalom Uvrachah, the student will continue building their Hebrew vocabulary.  During this course they will become fluent in reading and writing as they study some of the Shabbat and Holy Day blessings.

T’filah 2*

Age 10+Prerequisite: T’filah 1

Building upon the skills acquired in Shalom Uvrachah and T’filah 1, the student will continue the development of their language and comprehension skills.  They will learn to read, write, and understand increasingly difficult sentences.  Additionally, the student will learn the seven blessings in the Shabbat morning Amidah, while uncovering Jewish values and virtues such as humility, acts of loving kindness, showing appreciation, and more.

Torah and T’filah 2*

Prerequisite: Shalom Ivrit2/T’filah 2

This is the last of the required courses for those enrolled in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program.  The student will learn prayers from the Shabbat morning Torah service and other prayers, including the Aleinu, Kaddish, and Ein Keloheinu. The student will also learn to read the Torah script as well as learn the cantillation melody that will be used in reading their Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah portion.

Children’s B’nei Mitzvah Cantillation Tutorial

In preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator will assign the student a tutor to learn their Torah portion.  Please click here to request more information.

 

* NOTE: Required courses for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students.

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