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B’nai Sholom Offers Beginning Hebrew Course and Help for New Readers

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is offering a beginning Hebrew class for those who want to learn the language of their faith and a practice program for new Hebrew readers.

The “Beginning Hebrew” course will be offered Sunday mornings starting September 30 from 9:30 until 10:30 at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany.

Taught by congregant Carol Smith, this course will cover the names and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet with lots of practice reading. The class is geared toward beginning Hebrew readers, but it also is appropriate for anyone who wants to brush up on reading skills.

Fee for the course is $45 ($30 for B’nai Sholom members) plus cost of the required textbook. Registration for the class is required.

Starting November 11, B’nai Sholom will offer a free Hebrew Reading Practice program targeted toward beginning Hebrew readers, especially those who have learned the Hebrew alphabet and not much else. Each Sunday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on days when Religious School is in session, an experienced Hebrew reader will coordinate the group in individual reading practice. This is the very best way to improve: reading out loud, on your own, at your own pace, with an experienced person there to assist.

Both programs are open to the public.

For more information or to register, contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or

Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region, creating a vibrant Jewish present that links ancient traditions with the promise of the future. More than 160 diverse households from six counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.

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