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Israel Study Abroad

Minimester 2023 12/29/22 to 1/10/23

- Exploring Israel: Culture, Diversity, Education & Social Services

open to all college students- 

Faculty Director:  Prof. Hana Bor,

Learn how Israel has developed schools and social services at local and national  levels. Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Baltimore's sister city, Ashkelon, and the Negev Desert. Meet Israelis from many cultures: teachers, human and social service providers, students and administrators.  Visit the Dead Sea and explore many historic sites.

Video link to 2017 trip

  • Online information session:  August 31st at 4:00 p.m.  Zoom Link
  • On campus information session: September 1st  at  4:00 p.m. LA2201
  • Study Abroad & Away Fair:  September 15th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Tiger Plaza

For details visit:  Israel Study Abroad 2023


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Modern Hebrew Adult Education

Baltimore Hebrew Institute in partnership with Beth El, Beth Israel, Chizuk Amuno and Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregations offers Hebrew ulpan adult education classes.

Ten sessions:  7:00-8:15 P.M. 
Registration fee $200.  Registration link at top of page.

Beth El Congregation 8101 Park Heights Ave.  Pikesville, MD 21208

Course Dates:  10/25; 11/1; 11/15; 11/22; 11/29; 12/6; 1/3/23; 1/10/23

Absolute Beginner:  Learn basic language concepts, such as the Hebrew alphabet, which are the foundations of learning the Hebrew language.
Instructor: Hasia Cohen

Beginner:  Learn vocabulary to converse in simple terms about topics such as the weather, clothing and food.
Instructor: Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi

Intermediate:  Practice everyday informal conversations in conjunction with developing reading and writing skills.
Instructors: Dr. Eyal Bor/Vered Mei-Tal

Advanced course may be offered if there is sufficient interest:  This course will focus on conversational Hebrew and reading comprehension. The class will be conducted entirely in Hebrew.


OTHER QUESTIONS? Contact Diane Seegull, program coordinator, at 410-704-7118 or


Recordings of Past Lectures:


The Ethics of Rescue: True Stories Behind Bergen-Belsen's Liberation

Dr. Bernice Lerner

Link to Recorded Webinar

Event recorded March 23, 2022

In this author's talk: Dr. Bernice Lerner will discuss events that led a Holocaust survivor, Rachel Genuth, and a British medical director, Glyn Hughes, to Bergen-Belsen, and why their narratives tell larger, little-known stories about the suffering of victims, the struggles of liberators, and about the human capacity for fortitude and redemption.  


Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes

The Sraiah and Chana Shoubin Lecture

Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D.

Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World

Link to Recorded Webinar

Event recorded April 12, 2021

Why does Hebrew matter?  And how does engagement with the language enrich Jewishness?

Jeremy Benstein is an educator and author. He holds a BA in linguistics from Harvard, a master's degree in Judaic studies from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, and a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the Hebrew University. He is the author of two books, The Way Into Judaism and the Environment (Jewish Lights, 2006) and Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language In a Global World (Behrman House, 2019).