Hebrew is arguably one of the most important cultural elements binding our people. At Temple Micah, each 3rd-6th grade students (plus any adults who are interested) study Hebrew with a one on one tutor on a weekly basis, via Skype (webcam).
Individual instruction allows us to teach Hebrew reading skills in a much more effective way than in a group setting. Most importantly, we are able to tailor Hebrew instruction to the individual needs of each student. Those who master Hebrew quickly, can move at a faster pace and not get bored in class. Those who need extra help can get it without feeling frustrated or embarrassed in class.
Taking mechanical Hebrew reading classes out of our program time also makes better use of the limited time we have to build community, explore important issues of identity and tradition, texts, history, and values.