Ulpan

This year, kick your Hebrew up a notch with Jewish Federation’s Ulpan. Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Hebrew? Or do you want to build on the language skills you already have? Jewish Federation’s Ulpan instructors are ready to help improve your Hebrew language skills, including conversation, comprehension, grammar, reading, and writing. Courses are taught at all levels in small, interactive classes. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn how to communicate in the language of our people! For more information, please contact Joyce Greenberg at 201-820-3907 or joyceg@jfnnj.org.

Tuition

All classes begin the week of September 9 and meet once a week for 28 weeks.
Tuition is $450 Before September 3
Tuition is $525 After September 3

Class Schedule

Aleph

For students who have no previous knowledge of the Hebrew language.

Class Day
Wednesdays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Keren Ashram

Location
Jewish Federation

Town
Paramus

Aleph Plus

For students who have completed Aleph.

Class Day
Tuesdays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Keren Ashram

Location
Jewish Federation

Town
Paramus

Bet

For students who have some basic letter and word recognition, and are able to communicate in simple sentences. This course will allow students to further express themselves and help them develop basic reading and writing skills.

Class Day
Mondays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Keren Ashram

Location
Jewish Federation

Town
Paramus

Bet Plus

For students who have completed Bet.

Class Day
Mondays

Time
9:30 am

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Sandy Dermon

Location
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

Town
Tenafly

Class Day
Tuesdays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Sarah Radovici

Location
Temple Israel

Town
Ridgewood

Gimmel

For students with some acquired reading, writing and comprehension skills (past and future tense). This course will strengthen these skills and will introduce additional vocabulary and basic grammatical rules.

Class Day
Wednesdays

Time
9:30 am

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Zahava Gall

Location
Temple Emanuel

Town
Woodcliff Lake

Class Day
Wednesdays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Zahava Gall

Location
Temple Israel

Town
Ridgewood

Advanced

For students who can read and write short paragraphs and can express themselves in compound Hebrew sentences. Students will continue to improve their fluency, increase their comprehension skills and apply additional grammatical rules.

Class Day
Mondays

Time
7:30 pm

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Zahava Gall

Location
Jewish Federation

Town
Paramus

Class Day
Tuesdays

Time
10:00 am

Duration
90 Minutes

Instructor
Zahava Gall

Location
Temple Avodat Shalom

Town
River Edge

Our Teachers

Keren Ashram

Keren has 20 years’ experience as a teacher, activities director, and tour guide. She served in the IDF in the Engineering Corps and recently published her first children’s book. She is a certified high school teacher. This is Keren’s 2nd year teaching in Federation’s Ulpan.

Sandy Dermon

Sandy lived in Israel for 25 years. She graduated from Tel Aviv University with a degree in History and Education. She has been an educator of children and adults for over 25 years. This is Sandy’s 6th year teaching in Federation’s Ulpan.

Sarah Radovici

Sarah graduated from Bar Ilan University in Israel, has an MA in School Counseling and is a certified Jewish Education teacher. She teaches Hebrew at a Jewish day school and in her spare time sings in an Israeli choir. This is Sarah’s 2nd year teaching in Federation’s Ulpan.

Zahava Gall

Zahava has 40 years’ experience as a teacher and principal at area day and Hebrew schools. This is Zahava’s 6th year teaching in Federation’s Ulpan.

Class Locations

Jewish Federation

50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly

Temple Avodat Shalom

385 Howland Avenue, River Edge

Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley

87 Overlook Drive, Woodcliff Lake

Temple Israel

475 Grove Street, Ridgewood

Please Note

  • All classes begin the week of September 9 and meet for 28 weeks.
  • Classes meet for 90 minutes, once a week.
  • Tuition is refundable until September 20.
  • Tuition does not include the textbook.
  • Classes will only be offered where there is a minimum of six students per class.
  • For more information, please contact Joyce Greenberg at 201-820-3907 or joyceg@jfnnj.org.