‘Read it in Hebrew’

By Rabbi Mendy Piekarski

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‘Read it in Hebrew’ There is no way I can learn Hebrew in 5 weeks.” “It takes 5 years to learn Hebrew, not 5 weeks.” “I tried learning Hebrew when I was a kid. It never took off then, how can I learn it now?” According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, only half of American Jews (52%) can read Hebrew. To fill this gap in Jewish education, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) has developed Read it in Hebrew, an innovative Hebrew reading course that is sweeping the Jewish world. With interactive flashcards and its own app for remote learning, “Read it in Hebrew” utilizes the latest technology to combine timeless learning methods with contemporary psychology for a course guaranteed to be effective in only five sessions. “This upcoming course fills a deeply-felt need in our community,” explains Rabbi Mendy Piekarski of Chabad of Topanga. “Many feel lost in synagogue simply because they don’t know how to read Hebrew. Learning to read Hebrew strengthens one’s connection to Judaism and the Jewish people in a powerful way.” “Read it in Hebrew” appeals to adults at all levels of Jewish education, including those without any prior experience in Jewish learning as well as those for whom it is a fun refresher course. With flashcards depicting the letters alongside catchy mnemonics, Read it in Hebrew” feels like a game of concentration. And, more than just a reading course, students get a glimpse of the profound depth of the Hebrew language, including brief Talmudic and Kabbalistic explanations of the letters”. Enrollment is open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may call ( 310) 455-1597 or visit chabadoftopanga.com for registration and for other course-related information. The start date for the course is August 8th. Course details: Five Tuesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., starting August 8th. Zoom option available. All classes will be recorded. Fee: $100. RSVP today: chabadoftopanga.com; rabbimendypiekarski@gmail.com and have your flash cards on time for the course. Watch the promo video: youtube.com/watch?v=gl1v_lS-pTg. This course is presented in Topanga in conjunction with Chabad of Topanga, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road Topanga, CA 90290. ( 310) 455-1597.

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