Please see below for all the course descriptions (click on the plus button (+) to open up each course).

Dr Paul Moore

TARGUMIC ARAMAIC – BEGINNERS B2

8-week online course

 

Wednesday 6.00-7.30pm UK time

Dates:

25 January

1, 8, 15, 22 February

1, 8, 15 March 2023

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Prerequisites:

Participants are expected to be able to confidently read Biblical Hebrew and have a good understanding of its basic grammar, acquired either via an introductory textbook or class.

This course is a continuation of the B1 course, beginning at chapter 10 of the teaching grammar, Introduction to the Aramaic of Targum Onqelos, by Thomas O. Lambdin and John Huehnergard (2020, corrected August 2021

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 8-week course is £120

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Course Description:

This course focuses on the language and literature of the targums, Jewish Aramaic translations of the Hebrew Bible, produced in Late Antiquity and beyond. At a gentle pace, participants will learn how to read and translate a variety of targumic texts. The course will begin with the grammar of Targum Onqelos to the Pentateuch and Targum Jonathan to the Prophets—fairly conservative translations, which entered the canon of the rabbinic establishment, whose dialect is conventionally called ‘Jewish Literary Aramaic’. Subject to class progress, these will be compared and contrasted with more expansive targums composed in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic and the eclectic idiom of Late Jewish Literary Aramaic. Students will learn about the evolving nature and methods of targum as biblical translation and interpretation, its reception, and its value for Aramaic dialectology.

 

Prerequisites:

Participants are expected to be able to confidently read Biblical Hebrew and have a good understanding of its basic grammar, acquired either via an introductory textbook or class.

 

Course Materials:

The texts to be read and analysed will be distributed by the teacher throughout the course. Students will need to download a copy of the teaching grammar, Introduction to the Aramaic of Targum Onqelos, by Thomas O. Lambdin and John Huehnergard (2020, corrected August 2021). It can be downloaded, free of charge, from https://utexas.academia.edu/JohnHuehnergard.

 

Supplemental handouts will be provided by the teacher, as required. A readily available, albeit dated, dictionary is Marcus Jastrow’s Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (various editions). There are many free online versions, such as http://jastrow.semitics-archive.org.

Biography

Paul has been studying and researching biblical and para-biblical language and literature for over 20 years, and has over 16 years’ experience of tutoring diverse groups of learners. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His current research interests include Hebrew, Aramaic and Judaeo-Arabic language and linguistics. He has a special interest in the Hebrew Bible.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON

CLASSICAL GREEK – SEPTUAGINT TEXTS

10-week ONLINE course

Wednesday 2.15-3.15pm UK time

Dates:
18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 22 February
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 2023
one week half term on a date to be decided later

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

The price for this 10-week course is £100.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses we offer 20% discount (£80 per course).

*New students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. Please email lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk for more information.

 

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Course Description:

The Septuagint is the oldest translation of the Hebrew bible into another language, and includes some books known only from the Greek text. This course will look primarily at extracts from Maccabees I and II, but may include other texts as requested by the class.
A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

Biography: 

Michael is Rabbi Emeritus of Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community, Scholar in Residence at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue London and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Manchester University. His research interests include Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism and Islam.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON

CLASSICAL GREEK – CHRISTIAN TEXTS WITH THEIR JEWISH BACKGROUND

10-week ONLINE course

Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm UK time

Dates:
18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 22 February
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 2023
one week half term on a date to be decided later

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

The price for this 10-week course is £100.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses with RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON we offer a 20% discount (£80 per course).

*New students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. Please email lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk for more information.

Register and Pay

Course Description:

Increasingly, Jewish scholars are now teaching and explaining aspects of Judaism to be found in the Christian scriptures. This course will look primarily at extracts from Mark’s Gospel, but may include other texts as requested by the class.

Biography: 

Michael is Rabbi Emeritus of Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community, Scholar in Residence at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue London and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Manchester University. His research interests include Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism and Islam.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

Dr Paul Moore

BIBLICAL HEBREW – BEGINNERS B2 – MORNING COURSE

8-week online course

 

Wednesday 9.00-10.30am UK time 

Dates:
25 January

1, 8, 15, 22 February

1, 8, 15 March 2023

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

This course is a continuation of B1 course.

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 8-week course is £120.

 

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Course description:

It is a beautiful language and I love still learning it and teaching it to others.  This beginner’s course will cover the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar and enable students to independently read, translate and grammatically understand some sections from the Hebrew Bible.

Participants of Biblical Hebrew class are required to buy this text book:

“The First Hebrew Primer”.

Third edition. Revised with new explanatory notes.

Authors: Simon, Resnikoff and Motzkin.

ISBN 0-939144-15-8.

Available at Amazon from approximately £33, plus postage.

 

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

Before our Hebrew course begins please view the following online resource which will help you to learn or revise and how to write square script Hebrew efficiently.  It will also introduce you to the shapes and use of the vowels and there is even some vocabulary to learn.  I’m looking forward to our first meeting after the High Holy days.  

Hebrew Alphabet (Alefbet) + Vowels – full tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxvqIxTE3A&feature=youtu.be

 

Biography

Paul has been studying and researching biblical and para-biblical language and literature for over 20 years, and has over 16 years’ experience of tutoring diverse groups of learners. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His current research interests include Hebrew, Aramaic and Judaeo-Arabic language and linguistics. He has a special interest in the Hebrew Bible.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI ROBERTA HARRIS-ECKSTEIN

BIBLICAL HEBREW – BEGINNERS B2

9-week live ONLINE course

Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm UK time

Dates:
11, 18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 22 February
1, 15 March 2023

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

This course is a continuation of B1 course.

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

The price for this 9-week course is £135.

Register and Pay

Course description:

I first learned Biblical Hebrew at University College, London. I soon found that from this base I could understand our prayers and even some Modern Hebrew. It is a beautiful language and I love still learning it and teaching it to others.  This beginner’s course will cover the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar and enable students to independently read, translate and grammatically understand some sections from the Hebrew Bible.

Participants of Biblical Hebrew class are required to buy this text book:

“The First Hebrew Primer”.

Third edition. Revised with new explanatory notes.

Authors: Simon, Resnikoff and Motzkin.

ISBN 0-939144-15-8.

Available at Amazon from approximately £33, plus postage.

 

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

Before our Hebrew course begins please view the following online resource which will help you to learn or revise and how to write square script Hebrew efficiently.  It will also introduce you to the shapes and use of the vowels and there is even some vocabulary to learn.  I’m looking forward to our first meeting after the High Holy days.  

Rabbi Roberta

Hebrew Alphabet (Alefbet) + Vowels – full tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxvqIxTE3A&feature=youtu.be

 

Biography: 

I studied ancient history and archaeology of the Near East, specialising in Israel and then went on to teach Bible and Biblical Archaeology as well as Biblical Hebrew for many years. More recently I studied to become a rabbi at Leo Baeck College and was ordained in 2018.

Testimonials:

”Rabbi Roberta’s classes really are the highlight of my week, and if there was a “rate my Leo Baeck Lehrhaus teacher” page, Rabbi Roberta would get 10 out of 10 stars. She’s strict, but very encouraging, patient, and manages to convey her love for Hebrew on all her students. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew!”

”Rabbi Roberta is a most helpful and patient teacher; her ability to support those who found studying Hebrew to be a difficult learning experience, while also encouraging students with more experience of language acquisition, is exemplary. I found her to be an excellent tutor.”

”Excellent course. Teacher is very dedicated with great knowledge of subject. Teaching is thorough, systematic and effective. Very good friendly atmosphere in class.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI ROBERTA HARRIS-ECKSTEIN

BIBLICAL HEBREW – INTERMEDIATE

9-week online course

Tuesday 7.30-9.00pm UK time

Dates:
10, 17, 24, 31 January
7, 14, 21, 28 February
14 March 2023

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

This course is a continuation of B1-I1 course.

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 9-week course is £135.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Register and Pay

Biography: 

I studied ancient history and archaeology of the Near East, specialising in Israel and then went on to teach Bible and Biblical Archaeology as well as Biblical Hebrew for many years. More recently I studied to become a rabbi at Leo Baeck College and was ordained in 2018.

Testimonials:

”Rabbi Roberta’s classes really are the highlight of my week, and if there was a “rate my Leo Baeck Lehrhaus teacher” page, Rabbi Roberta would get 10 out of 10 stars. She’s strict, but very encouraging, patient, and manages to convey her love for Hebrew on all her students. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew!”

”Rabbi Roberta is a most helpful and patient teacher; her ability to support those who found studying Hebrew to be a difficult learning experience, while also encouraging students with more experience of language acquisition, is exemplary. I found her to be an excellent tutor.”

”Excellent course. Teacher is very dedicated with great knowledge of subject. Teaching is thorough, systematic and effective. Very good friendly atmosphere in class.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI ROBERTA HARRIS-ECKSTEIN

BIBLICAL HEBREW – ADVANCED

9-week online course

 

Monday 7.30-9.00pm UK time

Dates:
9, 16, 23, 30 January
6, 13, 20, 27 February
13 March 2023

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

This course is a continuation of B1-B3 course.

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 9-week course is £135.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Register and Pay

Biography: 

I studied ancient history and archaeology of the Near East, specialising in Israel and then went on to teach Bible and Biblical Archaeology as well as Biblical Hebrew for many years. More recently I studied to become a rabbi at Leo Baeck College and was ordained in 2018.

Testimonials:

”Rabbi Roberta’s classes really are the highlight of my week, and if there was a “rate my Leo Baeck Lehrhaus teacher” page, Rabbi Roberta would get 10 out of 10 stars. She’s strict, but very encouraging, patient, and manages to convey her love for Hebrew on all her students. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew!”

”Rabbi Roberta is a most helpful and patient teacher; her ability to support those who found studying Hebrew to be a difficult learning experience, while also encouraging students with more experience of language acquisition, is exemplary. I found her to be an excellent tutor.”

”Excellent course. Teacher is very dedicated with great knowledge of subject. Teaching is thorough, systematic and effective. Very good friendly atmosphere in class.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

LIAT AHARONOVICH

ULPAN – MODERN HEBREW – TOTAL BEGINNERS B1

6-week online course

MORNING COURSE

Monday 9.00-11.00am UK time

Dates:

16, 23, 30 January
6, 20, 27 February 2023

 

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 14 days after each session.

Whether you want to just order a coffee at Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem or talk politics on the beach in Tel Aviv – sign up for one of our courses!

 

The price for this 6-week course is £120.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Course Description:

For students who do not know the Hebrew alphabet either in block or script
For students who are unable to communicate at all in Hebrew

 

Biography: 

Liat has been teaching Ivrit for many years in many different contexts, including the World Zionist Organization, the London Jewish Community Centre (JW3) and various synagogue communities.

Testimonials:

‘’Liat is an excellent teacher and ensured that all of us were working at our own levels. The small group made it possible to practice spoken Hebrew with each other. I enjoyed learning with the group.’’

”The rapport between the students, the pace of learning and the teaching methods of the tutor are excellent.”

”First of all, the fact that it was available on-line! When I found that the LBC Lehrhaus programme was offering weekly online classes in Hebrew for beginners, I had to give it a go, especially as I had had such a positive experience with an online Lehrhaus course in the autumn. As always with these courses, the teacher is the vital element. Liat has been fabulous. Her approach is interesting in that she uses a text that allows us to move forward each week while also revisiting and hopefully consolidating previous learning. She was also encouraging and supportive but focused. I also enjoyed the sense of ‘group-ness’ that Liat created with us. Within a few weeks, the group felt like a safe, supportive space in which to get things wrong and try things out. The creation of a WhatsApp group was a great idea and may have contributed to that sense of group-ness as we exchanged messages in Hebrew, teased each other and did quite an amount of laughing.”

 

We will be using ZOOM for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

LIAT AHARONOVICH

ULPAN – MODERN HEBREW – BEGINNERS+ B9

11-week online course

Tuesday 5.15-7.15pm UK time

Dates:

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 January
7, 21, 28 February (14 half term)
14, 21, 28 March 2023

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 14 days after each session.

Whether you want to just order a coffee at Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem or talk politics on the beach in Tel Aviv – sign up for one of our courses!

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 11-week course is £220.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Register and Pay

Course Description:

This course is the continuation of B1-B8 courses but new students are welcome.

 

Biography: 

Liat has been teaching Ivrit for many years in many different contexts, including the World Zionist Organization, the London Jewish Community Centre (JW3) and various synagogue communities.

Testimonials:

‘’Liat is an excellent teacher and ensured that all of us were working at our own levels. The small group made it possible to practice spoken Hebrew with each other. I enjoyed learning with the group.’’

”The rapport between the students, the pace of learning and the teaching methods of the tutor are excellent.”

”First of all, the fact that it was available on-line! When I found that the LBC Lehrhaus programme was offering weekly online classes in Hebrew for beginners, I had to give it a go, especially as I had had such a positive experience with an online Lehrhaus course in the autumn. As always with these courses, the teacher is the vital element. Liat has been fabulous. Her approach is interesting in that she uses a text that allows us to move forward each week while also revisiting and hopefully consolidating previous learning. She was also encouraging and supportive but focused. I also enjoyed the sense of ‘group-ness’ that Liat created with us. Within a few weeks, the group felt like a safe, supportive space in which to get things wrong and try things out. The creation of a WhatsApp group was a great idea and may have contributed to that sense of group-ness as we exchanged messages in Hebrew, teased each other and did quite an amount of laughing.”

 

We will be using ZOOM for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

LIAT AHARONOVICH

ULPAN – MODERN HEBREW – INTERMEDIATE I1

12-week online course

Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm UK time 

Dates:

5, 12, 19, 26 January
2, 9, 23 February (16 half term)
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2023

 

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 14 days after each session.

Whether you want to just order a coffee at Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem or talk politics on the beach in Tel Aviv – sign up for one of our courses!

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 12-week course is £240

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Register and Pay

Course Description:

This course is the continuation of I1-I2 courses but new students are welcome.

 

Biography: 

Liat has been teaching Ivrit for many years in many different contexts, including the World Zionist Organization, the London Jewish Community Centre (JW3) and various synagogue communities.

Testimonials:

‘’Liat is an excellent teacher and ensured that all of us were working at our own levels. The small group made it possible to practice spoken Hebrew with each other. I enjoyed learning with the group.’’

”The rapport between the students, the pace of learning and the teaching methods of the tutor are excellent.”

”First of all, the fact that it was available on-line! When I found that the LBC Lehrhaus programme was offering weekly online classes in Hebrew for beginners, I had to give it a go, especially as I had had such a positive experience with an online Lehrhaus course in the autumn. As always with these courses, the teacher is the vital element. Liat has been fabulous. Her approach is interesting in that she uses a text that allows us to move forward each week while also revisiting and hopefully consolidating previous learning. She was also encouraging and supportive but focused. I also enjoyed the sense of ‘group-ness’ that Liat created with us. Within a few weeks, the group felt like a safe, supportive space in which to get things wrong and try things out. The creation of a WhatsApp group was a great idea and may have contributed to that sense of group-ness as we exchanged messages in Hebrew, teased each other and did quite an amount of laughing.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

Osian Evans Sharma

YIDDISH – TOTAL BEGINNERS B1

8-week online course

Sunday 7.00-8.30pm UK time

Dates:

23, 30 October

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4, 11 December 2022

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Prerequisites: No textbook is required, but the ability to read the alef-beys (the Hebrew alphabet) is essential.

The price for this 8-week course is £120.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Register and Pay

Course Description:

Sholem aleykhem! An opportunity to learn Yiddish!

People start learning Yiddish for many reasons. For some, it is to connect with the mame loshn of relatives. For others, it is to understand the best Yiddish jokes and curses, to learn the lyrics of ballads or to read the original stories of Tevye the Dairyman. The language is, however, a golden key with which to unlock the treasures of a civilisation spread over a thousand years and across the whole world. In this online course you will be guided into the language, gaining access to some of these treasures for yourself.

This 8 week course is for students with no prior knowledge of Yiddish. Each session will be split between conversation, grammar and exploring certain gems of Yiddish culture, including poems, stories and songs. No textbook is required, but the ability to read the alef-beys (the Hebrew alphabet) is essential. Resources will be sent to students before sessions, and homework will be set each week.

 

Biography:

I’m Osian (pronounced: Osh’n) Evans Sharma. I was born in London and raised in Norwich. I came back to study at King’s College London and later graduated with a Master’s degree in Jewish Studies at University College London. I am first and foremost an enthusiast in Yiddish Studies. I have taught Yiddish at the Jewish Music Institute’s annual Ot Azoy course, and hope to take and make use of the language in further research.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON

CLASSICAL GREEK – CHRISTIAN TEXTS WITH THEIR JEWISH BACKGROUND

9-week ONLINE course

 

Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm UK time

Dates:
12, 19, 26 October
9, 16, 23, 30 November
7, 14 December 2022

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

The price for this 9-week course is £90.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses with RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON we offer a 20% discount (£72 per course).

*New students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. Please email lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk for more information.

Register and Pay

Course Description:

Increasingly, Jewish scholars are now teaching and explaining aspects of Judaism to be found in the Christian scriptures. This course will look primarily at extracts from Mark’s Gospel, but may include other texts as requested by the class.

Biography: 

Michael is Rabbi Emeritus of Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community, Scholar in Residence at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue London and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Manchester University. His research interests include Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism and Islam.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON

CLASSICAL GREEK – SEPTUAGINT TEXTS

9-week ONLINE course

 

Wednesday 2.15-3.15pm UK time

Dates:
12, 19, 26 October
9, 16, 23, 30 November
7, 14 December 2022

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

The price for this 9-week course is £90.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses we offer 20% discount (£72 per course).

*New students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. Please email lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk for more information.

 

Register and Pay

Course Description:

The Septuagint is the oldest translation of the Hebrew bible into another language, and includes some books known only from the Greek text. This course will look primarily at extracts from Maccabees I and II, but may include other texts as requested by the class.
A reading and some translation knowledge of ancient Greek is essential for this class, and to know the basic grammar of verbs and nouns is highly desirable.

Biography: 

Michael is Rabbi Emeritus of Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community, Scholar in Residence at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue London and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Manchester University. His research interests include Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism and Islam.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

Dr Paul Moore

BIBLICAL HEBREW – TOTAL BEGINNERS B1 – MORNING COURSE

8-week online course

 

Wednesday 9.00-10.30am UK time (7.00-8.30pm AEDT on 19 and 26 October; 8.00-9.30pm AEDT other dates)

Dates:
19, 26 October
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
7 December 2022

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

The price for this 8-week course is £120.

 

Register and Pay

Course description:

It is a beautiful language and I love still learning it and teaching it to others.  This beginner’s course will cover the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar and enable students to independently read, translate and grammatically understand some sections from the Hebrew Bible.

Participants of Biblical Hebrew class are required to buy this text book:

“The First Hebrew Primer”.

Third edition. Revised with new explanatory notes.

Authors: Simon, Resnikoff and Motzkin.

ISBN 0-939144-15-8.

Available at Amazon from approximately £33, plus postage.

 

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

Before our Hebrew course begins please view the following online resource which will help you to learn or revise and how to write square script Hebrew efficiently.  It will also introduce you to the shapes and use of the vowels and there is even some vocabulary to learn.  I’m looking forward to our first meeting after the High Holy days.  

Hebrew Alphabet (Alefbet) + Vowels – full tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxvqIxTE3A&feature=youtu.be

 

Biography

Paul has been studying and researching biblical and para-biblical language and literature for over 20 years, and has over 16 years’ experience of tutoring diverse groups of learners. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His current research interests include Hebrew, Aramaic and Judaeo-Arabic language and linguistics. He has a special interest in the Hebrew Bible.

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI ROBERTA HARRIS-ECKSTEIN

BIBLICAL HEBREW – TOTAL BEGINNERS B1

8-week live ONLINE course

Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm UK time

Dates:
19, 26 October
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
7 December 2022

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 14 days after the class.

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

The price for this 8-week course is £120.

Register and Pay

Course description:

I first learned Biblical Hebrew at University College, London. I soon found that from this base I could understand our prayers and even some Modern Hebrew. It is a beautiful language and I love still learning it and teaching it to others.  This beginner’s course will cover the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar and enable students to independently read, translate and grammatically understand some sections from the Hebrew Bible.

Participants of Biblical Hebrew class are required to buy this text book:

“The First Hebrew Primer”.

Third edition. Revised with new explanatory notes.

Authors: Simon, Resnikoff and Motzkin.

ISBN 0-939144-15-8.

Available at Amazon from approximately £33, plus postage.

 

Pre-requisite: Students will also need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course.

Before our Hebrew course begins please view the following online resource which will help you to learn or revise and how to write square script Hebrew efficiently.  It will also introduce you to the shapes and use of the vowels and there is even some vocabulary to learn.  I’m looking forward to our first meeting after the High Holy days.  

Rabbi Roberta

Hebrew Alphabet (Alefbet) + Vowels – full tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxvqIxTE3A&feature=youtu.be

 

Biography: 

I studied ancient history and archaeology of the Near East, specialising in Israel and then went on to teach Bible and Biblical Archaeology as well as Biblical Hebrew for many years. More recently I studied to become a rabbi at Leo Baeck College and was ordained in 2018.

Testimonials:

”Rabbi Roberta’s classes really are the highlight of my week, and if there was a “rate my Leo Baeck Lehrhaus teacher” page, Rabbi Roberta would get 10 out of 10 stars. She’s strict, but very encouraging, patient, and manages to convey her love for Hebrew on all her students. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew!”

”Rabbi Roberta is a most helpful and patient teacher; her ability to support those who found studying Hebrew to be a difficult learning experience, while also encouraging students with more experience of language acquisition, is exemplary. I found her to be an excellent tutor.”

”Excellent course. Teacher is very dedicated with great knowledge of subject. Teaching is thorough, systematic and effective. Very good friendly atmosphere in class.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

RABBI ROBERTA HARRIS-ECKSTEIN

BIBLICAL HEBREW – INTERMEDIATE

9-week online course

Tuesday 7.30-9.00pm UK time

Dates:
18, 25 October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
6, 13 December 2022

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

This course is a continuation of B1-B3 course.

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 9-week course is £135.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Biography: 

I studied ancient history and archaeology of the Near East, specialising in Israel and then went on to teach Bible and Biblical Archaeology as well as Biblical Hebrew for many years. More recently I studied to become a rabbi at Leo Baeck College and was ordained in 2018.

Testimonials:

”Rabbi Roberta’s classes really are the highlight of my week, and if there was a “rate my Leo Baeck Lehrhaus teacher” page, Rabbi Roberta would get 10 out of 10 stars. She’s strict, but very encouraging, patient, and manages to convey her love for Hebrew on all her students. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew!”

”Rabbi Roberta is a most helpful and patient teacher; her ability to support those who found studying Hebrew to be a difficult learning experience, while also encouraging students with more experience of language acquisition, is exemplary. I found her to be an excellent tutor.”

”Excellent course. Teacher is very dedicated with great knowledge of subject. Teaching is thorough, systematic and effective. Very good friendly atmosphere in class.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

LIAT AHARONOVICH

ULPAN – MODERN HEBREW – BEGINNERS+ B7

9-week online course

Tuesday 5.15-7.15pm UK time

Dates:

5, 12, 19, 26 July
2, 9 August
6, 13, 20 September 2022

 

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 14 days after each session.

Whether you want to just order a coffee at Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem or talk politics on the beach in Tel Aviv – sign up for one of our courses!

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 9-week course is £180.

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Course Description:

This course is the continuation of B1-B12 courses but new students are welcome.

 

Biography: 

Liat has been teaching Ivrit for many years in many different contexts, including the World Zionist Organization, the London Jewish Community Centre (JW3) and various synagogue communities.

Testimonials:

‘’Liat is an excellent teacher and ensured that all of us were working at our own levels. The small group made it possible to practice spoken Hebrew with each other. I enjoyed learning with the group.’’

”The rapport between the students, the pace of learning and the teaching methods of the tutor are excellent.”

”First of all, the fact that it was available on-line! When I found that the LBC Lehrhaus programme was offering weekly online classes in Hebrew for beginners, I had to give it a go, especially as I had had such a positive experience with an online Lehrhaus course in the autumn. As always with these courses, the teacher is the vital element. Liat has been fabulous. Her approach is interesting in that she uses a text that allows us to move forward each week while also revisiting and hopefully consolidating previous learning. She was also encouraging and supportive but focused. I also enjoyed the sense of ‘group-ness’ that Liat created with us. Within a few weeks, the group felt like a safe, supportive space in which to get things wrong and try things out. The creation of a WhatsApp group was a great idea and may have contributed to that sense of group-ness as we exchanged messages in Hebrew, teased each other and did quite an amount of laughing.”

 

We will be using ZOOM for all our sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience:To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

LIAT AHARONOVICH

ULPAN – MODERN HEBREW – INTERMEDIATE I1

6-week online course

Thursday 4.00-6.00pm UK time

Dates:

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September
6 October

 

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 14 days after each session.

Whether you want to just order a coffee at Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem or talk politics on the beach in Tel Aviv – sign up for one of our courses!

*Students will be assessed by the teacher before entering this level. The price will be adjusted for joining this on-going course mid-way.

We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Book your free session now!

The price for this 6-week course is £120

To pre-book your place on this course please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk. When the course is confirmed we will send you the link to register and pay.

Course Description:

This course is the continuation of B1-B12 courses but new students are welcome.

 

Biography: 

Liat has been teaching Ivrit for many years in many different contexts, including the World Zionist Organization, the London Jewish Community Centre (JW3) and various synagogue communities.

Testimonials:

‘’Liat is an excellent teacher and ensured that all of us were working at our own levels. The small group made it possible to practice spoken Hebrew with each other. I enjoyed learning with the group.’’

”The rapport between the students, the pace of learning and the teaching methods of the tutor are excellent.”

”First of all, the fact that it was available on-line! When I found that the LBC Lehrhaus programme was offering weekly online classes in Hebrew for beginners, I had to give it a go, especially as I had had such a positive experience with an online Lehrhaus course in the autumn. As always with these courses, the teacher is the vital element. Liat has been fabulous. Her approach is interesting in that she uses a text that allows us to move forward each week while also revisiting and hopefully consolidating previous learning. She was also encouraging and supportive but focused. I also enjoyed the sense of ‘group-ness’ that Liat created with us. Within a few weeks, the group felt like a safe, supportive space in which to get things wrong and try things out. The creation of a WhatsApp group was a great idea and may have contributed to that sense of group-ness as we exchanged messages in Hebrew, teased each other and did quite an amount of laughing.”

 

We will be using ZOOM as our on-line platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

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