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

Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein

BIBLICAL HEBREW – TOTAL BEGINNERS B1

8-week online course

 Wednesday 2.00-3.30 pm UK time

Dates:

15, 22, 29 May

5, 12, 19, 26 June

3 July 2024

 

 

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

Pre-requisite: Students will need to know their Hebrew alphabet to participate in this course. Please see the details in the course description below.

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.

 

 

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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

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  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 Benjamin Whittle

BIBLICAL HEBREW – BEGINNERS B3

8-week online course

 Monday 7.00-8.30 pm UK time

Dates:

6, 13, 20, 27 May

3, 10, 17, 24 June 2024

 

 

 

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

This course is a continuation of Total Beginners B1 and B2 courses.

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

Book your free session now! Please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk.

*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 8-week course is £120.

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Course description:

This course in a continuation of B2 course.

Continuation of the Biblical Hebrew complete beginners’ course. We will explore more aspects of grammar – including the construct chain and personal suffixes – and read further sections of abridged Biblical text from The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew by Professor Lily Kahn, putting the vocabulary and grammar into practice.

Biography

Ben has a PhD in Biblical Hebrew and Greek from University College London, having written a thesis exploring the translation of Hebrew verbs into Greek. He has several years of experience teaching Biblical Hebrew at various levels, and is delighted to have the opportunity to introduce more people to this fun and interesting language.

We will be using ZOOM  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

10-week online course

Wednesday 7.30-9.00 pm UK time

Dates: 

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May

5, 12, 19, 26 June

3 July 2024

 

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

This course is a continuation of Beginners course.

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

Book your free session now! Please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk.

*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 10-week course is £150.

 

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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 online 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

10-week online course

Tuesday 7.30-9.00 pm UK time

Dates:

30 April

7, 14, 21, 28 May

4, 11, 18, 25 June

2 July 2024

 

 

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

This course is the continuation of the Beginner and Intermediate courses.

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

Book your free session now! Please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk.

*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 10-week course is £150.

 

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 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 – BIBLE STUDY

10-week online course

Monday 7.30-9.00 pm UK time

Dates:

29 April

6, 13, 20, 27 May

3, 10, 17, 24 June

1 July 2024

 

 

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

This course is the continuation of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses.

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

Book your free session now! Please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk.

*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 10-week course is £150.

 

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 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 – Kita Gimmel

11-week online course

Thursday 10.00am-12.00 pm UK time 

Dates:

9, 16, 23, 30 May

6, 20, 27 June ( no session on 13th)

4, 11, 18, 25 July 2024

 

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!

 

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

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

Book your free session now! We are offering you a first free session to ascertain whether this level is right for you. Please email Jarek on lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk.

 

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

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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.

RABBI DR MICHAEL HILTON

CLASSICAL GREEK – SEPTUAGINT – SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF TOBIT

Tobit Chapters 9 – 14

6-week online course

Wednesday 2.15-3.15 pm UK time

Dates:

8, 22, 29 May

5, 19, 26 June 2024

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.

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

The price for this 6-week course is £60.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses (SEPTUAGINT and CHRISTIAN TEXTS WITH JEWISH COMMENTARIES) we offer a 20% discount (£48 per 6-week course). Please tick the discount box on the registration page.

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Course Description:

Tobit is an ancient novel telling the story of a pious Israelite captive in Assyrian Nineveh. The plot is complex but it is a narrative of hope. It is a book that contains both humour and prayer, as well as a theology of innocent suffering. The recent discovery that the book used to be read in synagogue has given an added interest to this story.

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.

Testimonials:

I have really enjoyed the course and Michael Hilton is an excellent teacher.

It was great learning a new language with other people who were enjoying learning too. Michael is a great teacher.

It has been my favourite course and I was deeply sorry not to have the possibility to study enough and to continue till the last one. The classes during these years were incredible. Rabbi Hilton a really great teacher.

 

We will be using ZOOM  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 – NEW TESTAMENT WITH JEWISH COMMENTARIES –  MARK CHAPTER  12 – JESUS IN JERUSALEM

6-week online course

Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm UK time

Dates:

8, 22, 29 May

5, 19, 26 June 2024

 

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.

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

The price for this 6-week course is £60.

For students joining both Classical Greek courses (SEPTUAGINT and CHRISTIAN TEXTS WITH JEWISH COMMENTARIES) we offer a 20% discount (£48 per 6-week course). Please tick the discount box on the registration page.

 

Register and Pay

Course Description:

This course will study Mark with the use of the extensive commentary by Claude Montefiore (1858 – 1938), one of the founders of Liberal Judaism; as well as The Jewish Annotated New Testament (2011) and works by other Jewish scholars.

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.

Testimonials:

I have really enjoyed the course and Michael Hilton is an excellent teacher.

It was great learning a new language with other people who were enjoying learning too. Michael is a great teacher.

It has been my favourite course and I was deeply sorry not to have the possibility to study enough and to continue till the last one. The classes during these years were incredible. Rabbi Hilton a really great teacher.

 

We will be using ZOOM  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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