alef bet bootcamp

Read Hebrew in 3 Weeks!

Winter 2022

This year, Alef Bet Bootcamp(s) will be offered to absolute beginners in short sessions at various times of the year in lieu of regular semester classes. 

This winter, join the FREE 3 week Alef Bet Bootcamp - Free for patrons and donation for non-patrons.  See description below.

The Goals of the bootcamp classes are  for students to learn the letters of the alef bet and how to read (decode) Hebrew words. 

Read course description below.

Course Description


By the end of the course students will be able to read Hebrew sentences and phrases. 

For Curriculum, students will be taught from the Ulpan Or Hebrew Starter’s Pack, which is a reading only book (non-conversational). 


The best time for students to take the Alef Bet Bootcamp are summer and winter breaks.


Schedule for Winter of 2022: 

Alef Bet Bootcamp SESSION 1 - SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2022  10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST:

  • Unit 1: Vowels + Alef, bet;
  • Unit 2: gimel, dahlet, (sheva vowel), hey 

Alef Bet Bootcamp SESSION 2 - SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST:

  • Unit 3: Vav, zayin, chet, tet, yod + vowels;
  • Unit 4: Caf, lamed, mem, nun, samech + vowels 

Alef Bet Bootcamp SESSION 3 - SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2022  10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST:

  • Unit 5: Ayin, pey/phey, tzadey, koof, resh, sheen/seen, tav + vowels 


Classes are free for patrons and sliding scale donation for non-patrons, which can be made via or $queenmakedah via Cash App.    

Patrons or students who sign up for the Novice Low classes will be given preferential seating in the event that there is limited seating. 


Register for the Alef bet Bootcamp on Zoom HERE.


Students who are studying in the fall at the Novice Low level, should pay their Ulpan Or curriculum fee asap and they will be able to study from the digital textbook as well as the videos and the resources below. 

Students who are not taking the fall class will need to use the class videos and the resources below.  

We will also use the following resources (links forthcoming in class): 

  • Quizlet alef bet flashcards 
  • The Alef Bet app of your choice: 
  • Alef bet videos via Youtube (lessons and songs) 
  • Kahoot alef bet games 
  • Flipgrid recording app 


Contact Morah Makedah at for any questions you may have.

Sample Video:

To watch a sample video of short clips from actual classes with Morah Makedah (beginner, novice and intermediate levels) watch this YOUTUBE VIDEO CLICK HERE.  

Program Demos:

To read more about the program or see demos on the Ulpan Or website, visit the link here.


Classes will be held on Zoom.  Because the Ulpan Or curriculum is an all inclusive Hebrew conversation program designed for independent or classroom study, students are able to prepare in advance for classes and in class the instructor will act as a coach.  

Links to Novice Low Class Page


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