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Alef-Beys!

Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, September 7 - October 5 (5 sessions)

  • Ended
  • 100 Canadian dollars
  • Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St., Vancouver

Available spots


Service Description

This short course will introduce students to the Hebrew Alphabet, both print and cursive, and how it is used in Yiddish. We will practice writing the different characters, identifying them within a text, and reading them aloud. In addition, we will learn some songs and introduce ourselves to the fascinating language and culture of the Jews in Eastern Europe. E-meet your instructor - Itamar Mannof: Itamar Manoff is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, where he focuses on language education research. Itamar has over 15 years of experience in language teaching for adults, including Hebrew, English and Yiddish. Itamar is a current Yiddish Pedagogy Fellow at the Yiddish Book Centre in Amherst Mass., and is an alumnus of the 2018-19 Helix-Yiddishkayt program. In addition, Itamar has participated in YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Summer program and Klezkanada. In his teaching, Itamar focuses on conversational, communicative and theme-based approaches to the teaching of Yiddish language and culture, all the while emphasizing the importance of grammar and vocabulary acquisition.


Contact Details

  • 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    dbecker@peretz-centre.org


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