Jewish Federation of St. Louis plans ‘Hebrew reading crash course’

The Jewish Federation Center for Jewish Learning will offer daytime and evening sessions of a Hebrew Reading Crash Course in August. The introductory Hebrew course, developed by the National Jewish Outreach Project, teaches participants to learn to read Hebrew in five 1½ hour weekly sessions.

Designed for Jews with little or no background in Hebrew, the Hebrew Reading Crash Course concentrates on teaching the Hebrew alphabet, and reading skills; 77 percent of participants in this course go on to the Level II Hebrew course.

The courses will be led by faculty member Rabbi Shulamit Cenker, who recently joined the St. Louis community, having graduated from the Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf and Hearing in Skokie, Ill.; she has recently completed a post-ordination year of learning at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. 

Daytime courses will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning Aug. 16. Evening courses will be taught from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on  consecutive Tuesdays beginning Aug. 16.  All courses will be taught at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Each class will need a minimum of 4 students enrolled for the full five-week course. Tuition for each course is $75.  Scholarship is available upon confidential request. To register or for more information, contact Cyndee Levy at 314-442-3754 or [email protected].