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Learn To Read Hebrew In Five Weeks At Woodcliff Lake Temple

Valley Chabad will offer lessons on reading Hebrew this fall.
Valley Chabad will offer lessons on reading Hebrew this fall. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Valley Chabad

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- Just in time for the High Holidays, Valley Chabad is offering a beginners course on Hebrew reading.

A new, cutting-edge Hebrew reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. “Read it in Hebrew,” a flashcard-based language course, promises users they can learn to read Hebrew in only five weeks. Already a hit with communities around the world, “Read it in Hebrew” has been tried successfully in more than 150 Chabad Houses, camps and schools enabling more than 1,000 students to read Hebrew, according to a press release.

“Many people feel lost in synagogue because they don’t know how to read Hebrew,” said Rabbi Dov Drizin, director of Valley Chabad. “We have found that learning how to read Hebrew strengthens one’s feeling of connection to Judaism in a powerful way. ‘Read it in Hebrew’ fills a tremendous need for our community.”

The first two lessons of “Read it in Hebrew” focus on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet while the last three introduce vowels and teach students how to read words. It also uses PowerPoint to illustrate the letters and photos to help students absorb the information efficiently.

The class will be lead by Rabbi Yosef Orenstein and is open to the entire community regardless of affiliation.

The course will be five consecutive Thursdays beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. The cost is $60 with 10 percent discount for returning Hebrew students and couples.

For more information or to register, call 201-746-0157 or go here .

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