Resources and Distance Learning
Zigzgworld List of Hebrew Classes
Ulpanim in Israel
Ulpan Or (in Jerusalem)
Ulpan Gordon in Tel Aviv
Hebrew university in jerusalem
HUC-JIR’s Pre-Ulpan Hebrew Learning Program on the Jerusalem campus (Only for admitted HUC-JIR students)
Programs in the US
Ha-Ulpan in New York City: phone: 917–446–6266
University of California at Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles Center for Jewish Studies
Jewish Theological Seminary
Middlebury College Summer Intensive
Useful Preparation Texts
Two texts that are useful in preparing for the Hebrew Proficiency Exam are:
Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala, volumes Aleph and Bet, by Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, and Hilla Kobliner. Publisher: Academon, the Hebrew University Students˝ Printing and Publishing House: Jerusalem. (Note that this title is translated into English as: Hebrew from Scratch.). Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala is published in Israel. It is available from several on-line booksellers whom you can identify by doing a search under the title. It can also be ordered from West Side Judaica, 2412 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, (212–362–7846) or from Sefer Israel, 28 West 27th Street, Rm 402, New York, NY 10001, (212–725–5890).
Hayesod: Fundamentals of Hebrew, New Edition by Luba Uveeler. Publisher: Feldheim Publishing. Hayesod is more readily available in college and general bookstores or can be ordered through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or other on-line booksellers.
A student who has completed both volumes of Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala will be more than well prepared for the Hebrew Proficiency Exam. The grammar tested in the exam draws on sections of both volumes; however, the vocabulary required for the exam draws primarily from the first volume. This text is a worthwhile addition to your library, as you will refer to it throughout your Hebrew language studies at HUC-JIR. The second text, Hayesod, is also useful in preparing for the exam. It is however, less useful for vocabulary than for grammar preparation.