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Modern Hebrew Adult Education

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

Ten Session:  7:00-8:15 P.M.
Registration fee: $210. Materials are not included. 

For Registration, go to the link at the top of this page.

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

Course Dates:  Every Tuesday evening between 02/06/24-04/09/24

When registering, select one of the following classes.  Prior to the start of classes, instructors will contact students regarding class placement.

Absolute Beginner: Learn basic language concepts, such as the Hebrew alphabet, which are the foundations of learning Hebrew, and progress to learning vocabulary to speak in simple terms on topics such as the weather, clothing and food. No prior experience with the language is necessary.

Beginner l:  The class will continue to build on an existing foundation to grow students’ vocabulary and grammar skills. Students should be able to read and write basic Hebrew and have a vocabulary word bank to converse on simple topics concerning themselves and another person.

Intermediate:  The class will practice informal conversations in conjunction with developing reading and writing skills. Students should be comfortable reading, writing, and conversing on everyday topics. Students will learn how to converse in past and future tenses.

Advanced:  Students should be comfortable speaking and comprehending the Hebrew language. This course is conducted entirely in Hebrew and will focus on the continued development of Hebrew conversation and reading skills.

Questions?  Contact Michele Mulligan, Coordinator of the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, at 410-704-7118 or

Recordings of Past Lectures:

Qohelet Iluminated: A New Look at the Biblical Text

In their brilliant new book, Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living,  philosopher Menachem Fisch and artist Debra Band together probe Qohelet’s inquiry into the value of life "under the sun" —the first illuminated manuscript of the entire biblical text, the first philosophical analysis tracing the coherent path of this biblical thinker’s full argument. 
A panel discussion with the authors will be moderated by Gilad Sharvit, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University

Monday, October 30, 2023 5:00 – 7:00 PM

LA 4310

Reception to follow program in the LA cafe.


Combating Bigotry, Celebrating Diversity and Protecting Democracy

Symposium held on February 8, 2023 at Towson University

Videos of presentations. 

Click here for detailed program information. Program (PDF)



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).