Have you ever wanted to be able to talk with Israelis in Hebrew? Or read the bible in the original language?
Whether you’re just starting and need some friendly help getting going, or have been studying for a while and are looking for a big boost in your Hebrew ability, we’d be honored to have you come study the language of heaven with us!
The HaYovel “Ulpan” (Hebrew course on our campus in Missouri) is a terrific way to boost your learning in a fun, immersive environment and to forge close friendships with like-minded Hebrew learners!
Our hearts and the testimony of many students are that the Hebrew course is a beautiful place for spiritual growth as well as practical learning. Come expecting to be challenged, to be empowered to succeed, and to make amazing memories!
Morning classes: classes will be held 5 days per week (Sun-Thu), 4 hours a day (with a mid-morning recess). We’ll be reading, writing, singing, hearing stories, playing games, watching videos and more.
Afternoons: Afternoons and Fridays are for studying & homework, meeting with teachers for tutoring if desired, helping out on the campus (your occasional help is needed and very much appreciated while you’re here!), and free time.
Evening activities: one of the best parts of the course are the evening activities, including story hour, Hebrew movie night, worship, and most fun of all – immersion night, where we set up a real-life immersion situation based on a weekly theme like going to a shopping mall or going to the airport to catch a flight!
Housing: our housing on campus is two large, separate men’s and women’s dormitories. Each dorm is one large room with individual beds and storage areas. The closeness of everyone together is a blessing as it facilitates conversations, prayer times and more opportunities to get to know everyone and build friendships. We have very limited private housing, first come first serve, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap if you need separate housing.
Food: all meals are provided and served daily in the cafeteria. Meal time is a great chance to get to know your fellow students and practice Hebrew together! Snacks and special dietary items are up to you to bring.
New! Children’s Class
|This year we are offering a new class for children! Bring your children ages three to ten for a Hebrew immersion experience (Mothers will need to accompany their children for this class). Children have the unique ability to absorb languages easily in an immersion setting. In a fun environment filled with games, songs and hands on activities this class will be 2 hours every morning on all regular class days.|
Level 1 (Aleph): Beginning Hebrew
|For students who have learned the basics of reading Hebrew, and are ready to begin learning useful words, putting together the basic building blocks of Hebrew grammar (including present tense verbs), and having fun while doing so!|
Level 2 (Bet): Intermediate Hebrew
|For students who have already studied some Hebrew and are ready to build on their vocabulary, step up their grammar (including getting skilled in past tense verb conjugation), and increase their ability to use Hebrew in everyday life.
Prerequisites: basic Hebrew grammar, vocabulary and present tense verb conjugation
Level 3 (Gimel): Advanced Hebrew
|For students who can carry on a conversation in Hebrew but are looking to become more comfortable speaking, recognize and use more words, and be able to construct sentences with advanced grammar (including future tense verb conjugations).
Prerequisites: strong reading ability, basic conversational ability, and past and present tense verb conjugation
Register before November 1 and receive 10% off the prices below!
6 Week Course
|Family discount: free tuition for every 4th person!|
2 Week Course
|Family discount: free tuition for every 4th person!|
Our internet classes are a great way to move forward in your Hebrew studies for those who have time or budget constraints that make the on-site class not possible. Unlike many other online Hebrew programs, all our classes are live, not recorded, so you can ask questions in real time and practice speaking with your teacher and classmates, making for engaging and effective learning! The family discount makes this a great option for homeschooling families.
Class format: classes will be 2 hours per day, 5 days per week. We’ll read from the Bible in Hebrew, learn, play games, sing songs, and more!
Recorded lessons: recordings of each lesson will be available in case you have to miss a class one day or go back to review something. Please note the recordings will only be available until about a week after the course ends.
Homework: additional assignments will be given at the end of each lesson. We recommend that students complete the assignment on paper and then take a picture or scan and email it to the teacher for grading (we’ll email back a reviewed copy). Completion of homework is encouraged but not required.
What you’ll need:
Level 1: Beginning Hebrew
|For students who have learned the basics of reading Hebrew, and are ready to begin learning useful words, putting together the basic building blocks of Hebrew grammar, and having fun while doing so!
Prerequisites: know the block and script letters and vowels.
*Only one class level will be offered online this year, beginner. If you’re above that we’d love to have you come learn with us on-location in Missouri!
Register before November 1 and receive 10% off the prices below!
|9 and up||$500|
|Family discount: after the first 2 students, additional family members are free!|
I am Brayden Waller. I have had a passion to learn and teach Hebrew for the past 10 years. Realizing that Yeshua spoke Hebrew is an amazing connection for me, and has opened the Bible up in a whole new way.
Since Tali and I were first married, we dreamed of one day speaking Hebrew to our children. With a baby on the way shortly after our wedding, we had a constant inspiration to study. Our sweet daughter Yael was born and six months later, through a series of divinely-opened doors, we were blessed to go to Jerusalem to study Hebrew in an Israeli ulpan (Hebrew school). Through this experience, we not only deepened our own understanding of the language, but also learned some tried and true methods of teaching. Much of the teaching style that we incorporate into our school is modeled after the Israeli ulpan.
One of my favorite things about teaching is watching the light bulbs turn on in students’ minds and sharing their joy as they put sentences together for the first time. My class sometimes gets a bit noisy with excitement. :)
I had wanted to learn Hebrew from a very young age, but didn’t see how it would ever really be useful or even a possibility. After visiting Israel for the first time in 2011, I felt a strong desire to learn the Holy Language. I started learning with the course Rosetta Stone, and after that, any course, book or movie that I could get my hands on.
I have been studying the Hebrew language to greater depths ever since. The past four years, I have been teaching Hebrew to anyone who shared my desire to learn the Language of Heaven.
Hebrew is a living miracle! The Lord spoke to His prophet thousands of years ago about the Jewish people again speaking Hebrew; but not only them, about you and me being apart of this miracle too!
We met in Israel while serving at the harvest with HaYovel, and know that Hebrew is a passion that the Father has put on our hearts and part of the reason He brought us together. We were blessed with our first child, Yishai, in May 2017 and are excited to be speaking only Hebrew to him in our home. We’re also thrilled to have the opportunity to help others succeed in their Hebrew learning goals in any way possible!
My name is Racheal Fournier. My journey of learning Hebrew began when I was about twelve years old. I have always loved languages, but there was something special about Hebrew. I had one problem at that time; I could find absolutely no material teaching modern Hebrew. This was a big disappointment to me. When I was fourteen, I bought a program teaching how to read and a few basic greetings and phrases. I devoured it, and that was all I could find until Brayden Waller recommended some books to our family several years later.
What began as a special language that I really wanted to learn has developed into a passion for the prophetic language which burns within me. To think that when I am speaking Hebrew in the streets of Jerusalem with Jewish men and women, I am actually fulfilling the ancient prophecy of Zechariah, is more beautiful than I can express with words. Hebrew becomes more and more special to me each day as I read the Bible in its original text and discover beautiful treasures that can only be seen in its original language.
The last few years I have been given the opportunity of teaching Hebrew. I absolutely love teaching because it gives others the opportunity that I didn’t have for so long.
My first trip to Israel was when I was seven, so I practically grew up there. I always thought Hebrew would come naturally without much work. Well, I haven’t met anyone with that experience and sadly it didn’t happen to me.
It wasn’t until about three years ago that I understood Hebrew was not only a language I wanted to learn but also an amazing way to connect with my Creator. Learning was still not easy especially in the embarrassing moments but even those moments were crucial to my learning.
Much of my Hebrew knowledge today is due to the inspiration of my brother Brayden, as well as many other teachers who inspire me to keep learning. So now, helping others with their own Hebrew learning experience is one of my life goals as well as greatest joys.
I first started learning Hebrew seriously in 2012, the year after I had been to Israel for the first time. My brother Joseph has been, and is, one of my biggest inspirations in my journey of learning this special language. A journey that I have immensely enjoyed and have never regretted. Hebrew is a huge part of who I am now.
My love for the Language of Heaven has only grown more over the years, and I find myself overwhelmed by all the blessings that have come through learning it. Although I can’t exactly explain why, I feel I am able to truly express myself in Hebrew on a deeper, more meaningful level. It’s incredible to be able to pray and to read the Bible in the language of my Creator.
There is truly something so special about this language. It has a beautiful depth that I can’t put into words. Hebrew has become a passion of mine, a life calling, and I can’t wait to share that with each of you!
I was so blessed to have the opportunity to participate in this years 6 week HaYovel Hebrew Ulpan course! It is my hearts desire to one day speak the language of heaven fluently; and with the help of this year’s 5 amazing, dedicated, and talented teachers of vision, this dream is becoming a reality! … All in all it was a wonderful experience and I learned a great deal! Victoria
At the ulpan this year, I learned a lot of Hebrew. Before coming, I could not speak much Hebrew. And I could not understand much. But after the ulpan I can speak, understand, and even write better. I really thank the teachers ! Thank God! This year in Jerusalem! Eli
I want to say that I really liked Ulpan and I want to tell you and everyone involved “thank you” for such an inspiring course, for the help, support and training that I received during Ulpan. I feel like I have been given a massive head start into my Hebrew learning and feel like I can fly into more advanced Hebrew. Michael
After completing this class I have since then traveled to Israel twice and have been able to easily communicate with and understand Israelis. In the classes, the teachers do a wonderful job breaking down complicated concepts so that they can be easily understood, making it a great program for beginners. Marybethany
Ulpan was absolutely amazing! It was a turning point in my Hebrew learning experience, I went from a beginner level to being fairly comfortable with spoken Hebrew. Samuel
I had a fantastic time at Hebrew school. Great classes, great teachers, wonderful community. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to learn Hebrew and be in an encouraging environment. Rachel
Totally amazing!!! It was so helpful and way better than any other study method I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a LOT). I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn Hebrew efficiently and in a very fun atmosphere. And, I plan to go again myself! Stefania
Inspiring, challenging, eye-opening. I would say that it is a great way to develop a firm foundation and understanding of the language- a great base to spring broad into another program. I would recommend it to those who are seriously interested in learning, not just to dabble around with. Elisheva
Learning together with a whole bunch of people is so much more fun. It helps you learn so much faster. I would absolutely recommend this class! Shava
Before coming to Hebrew Class I tried learning languages on my own through distance learning but, though I knew a lot of vocabulary after completing them, none of them have been effective in giving me the opportunity to develop the ability to speak the language in every day life. This program, however, did provide me with the training and the environment I needed to be able to effectively communicate with Israelis. Marybethany