Lockdown Learners Enjoy Hebrew Social – WZO

Lockdown Learners Enjoy Hebrew Social

Those missing their Israel trip this summer can keep their ivrit up to speed through a new online offering form the  World Zionist Organisation’s alliyah promotion department and the Zionist  Federation. The Hebrew Social Club allows people with intermediate t0 advanced levels of ivrit to participate in twice-weekly informal discussions on a variety of topics. […]

Those missing their Israel trip this summer can keep their ivrit up to speed through a new online offering form the  World Zionist Organisation’s alliyah promotion department and the Zionist  Federation.

The Hebrew Social Club allows people with intermediate t0 advanced levels of ivrit to participate in twice-weekly informal discussions on a variety of topics.

WZO project co-ordinator Sivan Azmon said that although there were close-on three dozen ulpan classes operating under its aegis in the UK, the social club provided a space for interacting in Hebrew in a more creative and social environment.

“Programme topics include travel, culture, music, jewish humour and Israeli food. It changes people’s perception about Hebrew. We have received excellent feedback”.

Head of the WZO delegation in the UK, Izchak Sonnenschein, saw it is important addition to its work. “This difficult time we’re in has [led to] wonderful initiatives such as this club and other digital lectures and cultural events. We would like to continue to develop these according to the demands of the British community”.

Participants including Sandi Mann from Manchester, who said the social club  was @a brilliant way to immerse yourself in ivrit twice a week as well as learn about Israeli culture. The teacher speaks slower than Israelis for us, which is a bonus!”

Another regular, Joy Berger, said the sessions were improving her vocabulary and understanding of the language. “So much work goes into each session and I would like to thank the WZO for putting them on during this difficult time when I, as well as many others, have been locked in for so long”.

25 Jun 2020
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