Baruch HaShem

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Hebrew School Course Descriptions

 

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Hebrew School begins Sunday, August 16.

Online registration begins Friday, July 24.

The last day to register is Saturday, August 15. Registering early guarantees that we can get your materials to you before classes start. If you wait to register, please note that you may not have your needed materials for the first day of classes.

The Elders of Baruch HaShem have given prayerful consideration regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases in the State of Texas. They have decided that for this time, it is prudent to ensure the safety of all of our students; therefore, ALL Hebrew classes will be held online this semester.

Please read the course descriptions below before registering.

HEBREW SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course Offerings for Adults

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. This course teaches 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. Please contact the Hebrew Department Director (Hebrew@bhsdallas.org) to take the CLEP prior to the start of the semester. 

Included in the tuition are: textbooks, CD’s, handouts, and flash cards.

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 CD of vocabulary.

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. The course will cover lessons 11-20 of the text. 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, weekly Torah readings, and handouts.

Biblical Hebrew 1C
Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew 1B

This course teaches lessons 21-30 of the text. 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.

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Course Offerings for Children

Children’s Beginning Hebrew*
Age 10+ (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 block, 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.

Included in the tuition are a textbook and handouts.

T’filah 1* 
Age 10+ Prerequisite: Children’s Beginning Hebrew

Utilizing skills learned in Children’s Beginning Hebrew, 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.

Included in the tuition are a textbook and handouts.

T’filah 2*

Age 10+ Prerequisite: T’filah 1

Building upon the skills acquired in Children’s Beginning Hebrew 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.

Included in the tuition are a textbook and handouts.

Torah and T’filah 3*

Prerequisite: T’filah 2

This is the last course of the Children’s Hebrew program. The student will continue to learn prayers and blessings from the Shabbat morning Torah service and High Holy Days. The student will also learn to read the Torah script as well as learn the cantillation melody for Torah readings.

Included in the tuition are a textbook and handouts.

* NOTE: Required courses for students enrolled in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.

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For information about the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, click here!

Children’s B’nei Mitzvah Cantillation Tutorial

After successful completion of the B’nei Mitzvah Program and in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator will assign the student a tutor to learn their Torah portion. Please contact us below for more information.

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

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