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Adult Hebrew and Yiddish

Adult Hebrew and Yiddish



Professional Hebrew instructor Aza Hadas offers intimate, fun lessons in a supportive group environment. Whether you're just beginning to understand temple prayers, refreshing your memory of this beloved language, or seeking to strengthen your everyday fluency, our Hebrew classes are a great place to start. In addition to meeting others who are passionate about Hebrew, you'll learn the meaning and melody of familiar and lesser-known prayers as we read along in Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way

Please contact Aza Hadas with any questions about our Hebrew classes.

*Registration for the 2017-2018 year will open in August.

Cost: $225 members / $275 non-members (books and materials included)

Beginning Prayerbook Hebrew
Sundays, 11:10 - 12:15 PM
TBA K'hilah Rm. 228

Designed for those with little to no previous Hebrew, this introductory course focuses on developing the foundation for reading comprehension and a basic Hebrew vocabulary.

Intermediate Prayerbook Hebrew
Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
TBA K'hilah Rm. 228

This course is designed for anyone who can read basic Hebrew. We will continue to develop reading comprehension and basic Hebrew vocabulary, while practicing reading and singing along for Shabbat services.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Hebrew

Cost of this class is included in the fees for our Adult B'nai Mitzvah program. Please see our Torah Study page for further details.


Wendy Marcus

Yiddish resources and programming at Temple Beth Am is made possible in part by grant funding from the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund and support from the Bernard and Reva Broder Fund for Yiddish CultureFor more information on Yiddish at Temple Beth Am, contact Wendy Marcus.

Go to these links for samples of TBA's Yiddish class songs from 2017: 

Upcoming Events:

Annual Kabbalat Shabbat Celebrating Yiddish
Friday, July 28, 6:15 PM
Temple Beth Am
Raised in a Yiddish-speaking household in Israel, Shoshi Bilavsky, head of the Seattle Jewish Community School, shares her story of Yiddish then and now. Israel's choice of Hebrew as its national language created challenges and, ultimately, acceptance for di mamelosn (the mother tongue).

Beginning Yiddish: Songs and Schtick with Wendy Marcus
Wednesdays / June 21 - July 26 / 10:30 - 11:30 AM / TBA Library

Join us for an introduction to Yiddish and Yiddishkeit for a 6-week intensively fun class with Wendy Marcus, which culminates with our annual Yiddish Shabbat service on July 28.

Our self-led Intermediate and Advanced Yiddish groups meet at 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM on Wednesdays. 

See our members putting their Yiddish to the test with Wendy Marcus on YouTube:


A Mol iz Geven

Der Alter Mendel Hot A Farm
Patshe Kikhelekh
Oy Meyn Kepele