Learn the read the Bible in the original language it was written in. Come and take Biblical Hebrew classes at the Messianic Jewish Community Center. Group classes are affordable and designed for you to be able to read the Bible in its original language
We offer Hebrew courses on several different levels so the student can learn to read the Bible in its original language. In the college level courses the student will learn about the grammar parts of Hebrew and will gain a better understanding of how it all works together as he reads and translates the Word of G-d.
Shalom Uvrachah 1 & II
This is the beginning course and introduces the Hebrew aleph bet, the fundamentals of reading and writing in block/print Hebrew and a basic vocabulary. This course is an hour long each week and takes two semesters to complete.
Hineini I is the first of three courses which teach Hebrew through Siddur prayers, while expanding one’s vocabulary and reading fluency and introducing basic grammar skills. In this course, the student will also learn to write in Hebrew script. This course 1 ½ hours long and lasts 1 semester.
Prerequisite: Completion of Shalom Uvrachah or permission by teacher
Hineini II is a continuation of Hineini I and expands the student’s Hebrew skills through parts of the Shemonei Esrei. The student in this class will add over 90 words and 30 roots, suffixes, and prefixes to his vocabulary. This course 1 ½ hours long and lasts 1 semester.
Prerequisite: Hineini I or permission by the teacher
Hineini III is a continuation of Hineini II and continues to expand the student’s Hebrew skills through more of the Shemonei Esrei. The student in this class will add over 90 words and 30 roots, suffixes, and prefixes to his vocabulary. This course 1 ½ hours long and lasts 1 semester.
Prerequisite: Hineini II or permission by the teacher
Prayerbook Hebrew The Easy Way
Prayerbook Hebrew The Easy Way is appropriate for students who can read Hebrew but do not necessarily know what they mean. It will allow the allow the student to master essential Hebrew expressions with confidence and ease. This course goes into the learning of grammar. This may be taken in place of Hineni III.
This course 1 ½ hours long and lasts 1 semester. By permission of the teacher.
Adult/College Level Hebrew
This course is the first of three classes of college-level Biblical Hebrew. This intense course launches into Hebrew grammar and parsing while adding vocabulary words. Adult Hebrew II and III to follow. The entire course will take approximately 2 ½ years going year round. The classes are 1 ½ hours long each week.
Prerequisite: Prayerbook Hebrew The Easy Way or permission by teacher.
In this course, the student learns to develop the skill to can from the Torah scroll. The student learns the name and melodies fo the t’amim (tropes) to cant from the Torah
Prerequisite: Hineni I or permission by teacher
New classes available upon request
Children’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah program
This program which prepares a boy/girl to become a bar/bat mitzvah,requires a rwo year commitment. Durint the two years of study the bar/bat mitzvah student will study Creation’ God’s Appointed Times; Jewish History; Yeshua’s life, ministry and Jewishness; and what it means to be a bar/bat mitzvah. For one semester of history, the student will choose to study either the history of the B’nei Anisum) Sephardic Jews) or the history of the modern state of Israel. The student will study Biblical (portion of Scripture canted in synagogues on the day he was born), will learn to cant a part of that parashah, and prepare a drash from that parashah. During this time, the student will also choose and complete a bar/bat mitzvah project aimed to benefit someone else. Preferably a boy will enter the program two years before his 13th birthday and a girl, two years before her 12th birthday. But any child may enter the program at 16 or under.
Next scheduled: Available upon request
Adult B’nei Mitzvah program
In this multi-year program the student will study Jewish history from Abraham to modern Israel and what it means to be a bar/bat mitzvah. The student must have successfully completed the Hebrew classes through Torah Cantillation. The student will study his parashah (portion of Scripture canted in synagogues on the day he was born), will learn to cant a part of that parashah, and prepare a drash from that parashah. During this time, the student will also choose and complete a bar/bat mitzvah project that aims to benefit someone else. At the completion of this Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, he/she will be able to cant from his/her parashah and give a drash on that parashah. This program is available for anyone 16 years or older.
Next scheduled: Available upon request