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Jewish Experiences 1

Jewish Experiences Classes

Embark on a journey to the ancient world of the Jewish People through the language of the Torah itself! 

The materials, methods, and supplementary teaching for this course are unique. As such, students must have the foundation of Beginning Biblical Hebrew Part 1 before advancing, no matter their previous experience in Hebrew. 

**NOTE:  Both "Learning to Read" and "Beginning Biblical Hebrew Part 1" are only available through the Continuing Education Department of Johnson County Community College.  Upon completion of Part 1, students continue to "Beginning Biblical Hebrew Parts 2-4" and "Intermediate Biblical Hebrew" at The J.   


Learning to Read Hebrew

Dates TBD

Discover how to read Hebrew (both Modern and Biblical) in a fun and creative way. Learn to read and write the Hebrew alphabet and vowels system. By the conclusion, you will be able to read any word in Hebrew, have a vocabulary of about 50 words, and be able to use simple sentences and common phrases. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is needed. "Learning to Read Hebrew" is offered at JCCC by instructor Orit Kamara.

Beginning Biblical Hebrew 1

Students must know the Aleph Bet and be able to pronounce words in Hebrew before starting Beginning Biblical Hebrew. For students who have yet to reach this milestone, "Learning to Read Hebrew" is offered at JCCC by instructor Orit Kamara prior to the start of BBH Part 1. 

Tuesdays | Mar 19 - May 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon
Offered at Johnson County Community College

Drawing on her studies of Biblical Hebrew as well as the archaeology and history of Ancient Israel, the instructor will combine modern methods typically accompanying the teaching of spoken Hebrew with the rich context of the ancient world in which the Bible was written. The college-level curriculum is uniquely engaging and easy to use.


Beginning Biblical Hebrew 2

This course is only available to students who have completed Beginning BH Part 1.


In this session of Beginning Biblical Hebrew, we will be delving into the world of verbs as we begin to navigate the texts detailing the stories of the Garden of Eden and of Abraham and Isaac. By the end of this module, you'll not only be able to read, hear, and understand, but also speak in full sentences to describe the happenings in the Biblical texts! 

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Beginning Biblical Hebrew 3

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Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 2

Tuesdays | Oct 23 - Dec 18  (no class 11/13)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Instructor | Jordan Gripe-Lemmon
Heritage Center

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This session we will continue in our Hinneh book, deepening our understanding of the "imperfect" tense in all its importance in Hebrew texts, and will add to our ever-expanding Pa'al verb list.  Hiphil & Niph'al verb groups will be discovered in our C&H book, as we continue to utilize the valuable visual tools in the book's readings and flashcards.  Traditional tunes and contemporary arrangements of Biblical passages (as well as a few skits and games) will aid our learning as these concepts come to life!

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