Wondering if this course is for you?

Check out some of our most commonly asked questions and concerns below.

How many lessons are offered in the Read Hebrew Prep School curriculum?

There are 10 lessons in the course. An ambitious student can take up to two lessons per week and be reading Hebrew in five weeks! I would not recommend doing it any quicker than this. The ideal schedule would be one lesson per week.

How long is each lesson?

Each lesson is 20 to 30 minutes long.

How long will it take for me to read Hebrew?

The amount of time it takes to learn to read Hebrew can vary depending on several factors, such as your prior experience with reading other languages, your motivation, and the amount of time you dedicate to learning.

Learning to read Hebrew involves becoming familiar with a new set of letters and vowels (symbols) – and learning how they combine to form words. It's important to note that becoming proficient in reading Hebrew is a gradual process and requires consistent practice. Dedication to daily practice can significantly reduce the time it takes to become proficient in reading Hebrew.

One way to accelerate the learning process is to take a course like the Read Hebrew Prep School curriculum for structure and guidance as you learn – which can help you to learn more efficiently and avoid common mistakes.

How much time will I need to invest each week?

Again, this is completely up to your timeline, needs, and availability. My virtual lessons are up to 30 minutes each, and I recommend taking one lesson a week – with 15 minutes of daily practice. The goal is to set you up for success before you start!

What ages is the course appropriate for?

Lessons have been created to be effective for students preparing for their Bar / Bat Mitzvah, as well as adults of all ages. Children as young as eight years old can benefit from this course, depending on their natural propensity to learning.

What are the benefits of learning to read Hebrew?

Learning to read Hebrew can provide a variety of benefits, including:

Access to Jewish texts: Hebrew is the language in which many important Jewish texts, such as the Torah, Talmud, and prayer books, were originally written. Learning to read Hebrew will give you direct access to these texts and the ability to study them in their original language.

Understanding Jewish culture: Hebrew is an important part of Jewish culture and history, and reading Hebrew can help you better understand Jewish traditions, holidays, and practices. Being able to read Hebrew can also enhance your experience when visiting Jewish communities or traveling to Israel. 

Spiritual growth: For those who are religiously inclined, reading Hebrew can help deepen one's spiritual practice. Reading Hebrew prayers and texts can provide a direct connection to Jewish history and spirituality.  

Personal growth: Learning to read Hebrew can be a challenging and rewarding intellectual pursuit. The process of learning a new language and alphabet can improve cognitive function and provide a sense of personal accomplishment.  


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