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Adult Hebrew Part 2: Rooting In Hebrew

Led by: Rabbinical student and CDT teacher Micah Friedman

When: Sunday afternoons, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Description: A five session Hebrew class for anyone who has learned the letters of the Alef Bet, recently or years ago. We will focus on becoming more proficient at reading and pronouncing Hebrew while simultaneously growing our skills at making meaning of Hebrew words and relating personally to the language of the siddur (prayer book). 

Recommended tuition: $50

Required text: Aleph Isn’t Enough.

Registration: Register here for the class to receive updates from instructor.



Telling Our Stories: Part II

When Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 23 & 30; Wednesday, March 17, 7:30pm-9pm

Description Participants in the Telling Our Stories Workshop share their writings with one another (closed to class participants).



Israel’s Many Cultures:  Together Or Apart? ריבוי תרבויות בישראל :  ביחד או לחוד

Led by Dr. Irit Aharony is Senior Preceptor in Hebrew at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in Hebrew language, culture, and literature. She holds a PhD in Hebrew literature from Bar-Ilan University. She has taught classes at CDT in the past, to great acclaim.

When Wednesday evenings, March 10, 17, & 24, 7:30-9pm

Description The course will explore the diversity of Israeli cultures, highlighting both commonalities and tensions among its diverse communities.  Each session will emphasize a different art form and explore a particular formation of Israeli voices. The classes will be conducted in English, and readings will be available in Hebrew and English.  Advance reading will be necessary only for the final session.  

March 10: “In many small windows, through side entrances” (Yehuda Amichai):  Questions of immigration, otherness and belonging, “here” versus “there” in Israeli art, with an emphasis on Russian and  Ethiopian new Israelis ((עולים חדשים.

March 17: ”In Ashkenaz State” (Roy Hasan):   Israeli spoken word poetry, the Ars poetica (ערס-פואטיקה) movement, and the Mizrachi voice. 

March 24: Israelis Here and There:  Identities, differences, and relationships between Israelis at home and abroad—in Haaretz and in the Diaspora, explored through Maya Arad’s widely acclaimed 2018 novella The Hebrew Teacher (המורה לעברית) 

Registration: See calendar page 

Thu, March 4 2021 20 Adar 5781