Experience Israel and Sharpen Your Hebrew Skills
with Ayelet Levi this summer!!!
Join our wonderful shlicha Ayelet Levi for her grand finale of learning and celebrating Israel before she returns home. Come for one, two or all five days; morning and afternoon sessions with different Hebrew levels are available. We’ll begin the week by learning about Tisha B'Av and conclude the week with a special Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner on Friday, July 27th.
Each week students will explore Israel in a fun way – through culture, music, dance, food, film, games, and more. We’ll look at highlights of Israeli technology, glories of its nature and geography, some basic conversational Hebrew (including colorful Hebrew phrases!), and more. We’ll sprinkle in bits of Israeli/Jewish history and have occasional opportunities to delve into Israel’s current social and political challenges, as well, though though those are more side dishes thanthe main course. Of course there will be plenty of social time, and time outdoors.
Cost: The fee for participating in individual classes is $10.00 each, but you can participate in all the classes for $36; that said, ability to pay should never be a barrier, please contact Marla Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-767-3333 ext. 107, if that cost is a hardship for you or your family.
1. Sunday, July 22-Tisha B'Av: Limud Tisha B'Av & Israel - Then and Now
With Ayelet and Hazzan Rabbi Rachel
Session 1 - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (This Class is Free & All Hebrew levels Welcome)
2. Monday, July 23-Cinema: Israel and Hebrew Through Film
Session 2A - 9:30AM-12:30PM Hebrew level: Beginner
Session 2B - 2:00PM-5:00PM Hebrew level: Intermediate
Israeli History and Israeli Society as represented in Israeli films. First an overview of the Israeli film industry and key figures in Israeli cinema, while learning a useful vocabulary for watching the film. Next you will watch an Israeli film (TBD), followed by a discussion about the film and a conversation in Hebrew.
3. Tuesday, July 24-Israeli Music and Poetry
Session 3 - 9:30AM -12:30PM Hebrew level: Intermediate/Advanced
Take a closer look at Israel while learning Hebrew through Israeli music and poetry. How music in Israel has changed over the years, what music genre characterize Israel today, Jewish text in Israeli mainstream music, etc. We will learn Hebrew through poetry and music - from the establishment of Israel until today.
4. Wednesday, July 25 - Israeli Cuisine
Session 4A - 9:30AM - 12:30PM Hebrew level: Beginner (all ages welcome, including kids with adult.)
Session 4B - 2:00PM - 5:00PM Hebrew level: Advanced
Israeli cuisine is composed of so many flavors and influences from around the world that it is a wonderful expression of Israeli society itself: diverse, vibrant, spicy (sometimes too much...) and never boring - although taste and smell can be debated:). During our fourth day, we will learn about the effects of the various Aliyot to Israel on Israeli cuisine: from Iraqi couscous, Moroccan Matbucha, Polish gefilte through Sabra Ptitim (Israeli couscous) that are all made in Israel. We will learn relevant vocabulary to Israeli cooking and the culinary world and, of course, we will נבשל (cook)!
5. Thursday, July 26: Israeli Television & Entertainment
Session 5 - 9:30AM - 12:30PM Hebrew level: Intermediate and Advanced
From satire TV shows, unforgettable TV documentaries and the best Israeli TV series (Did someone say Fauda?), how has Israeli television developed over the years? Who are the people who influence Israeli television? All this and more, while learning vocabulary straight from Israeli television and discussing and studying in Hebrew.
6. Friday, July 27: Celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat & Farewell Ayelet!
The whole community is invited for a final Kabbalat Shabbat and pot luck dinner with Ayelet, to offer our thanks and send her off with our friendship.
6:30PM - Musical Kabbalat Shabbat in the amphitheater
7:30PM - Shabbat pot luck dinner on the patio
Please register below by Monday, July 9, 2018