New Hebrew classes to start in Berkeley

Israeli Culture and the Hebrew Media I is an introductory class for those with little background in Hebrew. It will focus on enriching language skills by studying Israeli culture, Hebrew newspapers, TV and magazine articles.

The eight-session class will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

Beginning Prayerbook Hebrew IA and IB will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 18 or 5 p.m. Sundays beginning June 21 for 16 sessions.

Beginning with the Hebrew alphabet, the course will move on to translation and composition of simple sentences, verb forms and finally the mastery of more complex sentence structures. The course will provide a strong grammatical and vocabulary background for understanding biblical, prayerbook and modern Hebrew.

"The Language of the Biblical World: Hebrew in Ancient Israel" will allow students to explore the society in which Hebrew was created, by traveling through time to discover the world of ancient Israel while introducing basic biblical Hebrew vocabulary and concepts.

The eight-session class will start at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, June 21.

Fees range from $105 to $210.

Lehrhaus Judaica is located at the Reutlinger Center, 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For information, call (510) 845-6420.