The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston is offering an informal, weekly course that teaches students to read Hebrew. The course runs from Aug. 25, 2014, to Dec. 1, 2014. Classes are held each Monday (except Labor Day) from 5:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. in the Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street.
The course is free and open to the public, although there is a nominal charge for the course textbook.
The course is aimed at beginners and those who have rusty skills and are interested in developing more skills. The focus is on reading Hebrew, not language comprehension. Beginning and intermediate levels will be offered at the same time.
The sessions are taught by native Hebrew speaker Shula Holtz, who has been teaching the class since its inception, and by Hannah Rubin-Schlansky, a St. Louis native and graduate of Hebrew Union College. Rubin-Schlansky moved to Charleston in summer 2014 with her husband, Rabbi Andrew Terkel, the new assistant rabbi at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE).