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OFEK: Learn Hebrew, Israeli Spirit, Israeli Innovation, Enrichment, and more

Frequently Asked Questions

The IAC OFEK is an online learning platform for students of all ages to study from the comfort of their homes.
Learn from the very best teachers from around the country. Courses are held in small groups, allowing for direct interaction between students and teachers. Teachers are well-versed in teaching with state-of-the-art online learning tools, specifically suited for distance learning. We are offering a variety of courses: Hebrew (from 1st grade to adults and in different levels), Holocaust courses, B’nai/B’not Mitzvah courses, enrichment courses for children and adults, parenting courses, and much more.

Courses will run from September 2023 through June 2024.

It is the student’s responsibility to check the course schedule before registering.

A minimum of 10 students is needed to open a course. If we do not reach the minimum number of students, we will notify the students and the course will be postponed or a full refund will be issued.

Students may move to a different course/level before the start of the second session. After the second session begins, students cannot change their registration and/or move to a different course/level. Moving to another course/level will be possible only if there is available space in the given course.

Enrichment courses cancellation policy:
Students who cancel their registration up to a week prior to the start of the course will receive a full refund minus a 6.25% nonrefundable processing fee. After that, we do not offer a refund for the courses.

Hebrew course cancellation policy:
Students who cancel their registration up to a week prior to the course will receive a full refund minus a 6.25% nonrefundable processing fee.

Students who cancel their registration after the first session will receive a full refund minus 6.25% and $25 nonrefundable processing and registration fees.

Students who cancel their registration after the second session and before the fourth session will receive a credit for the full amount minus 6.25% and $25 nonrefundable processing and registration fees, and the cost of sessions they attended. The credit can be used to purchase another IAC OFEK course.

Students who cancel their registration from the fourth session onward, will not be eligible for a refund.

Please note that processing fees are non-refundable.

In case of cancellation, please email us at ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org

Students not attending a session will not be eligible for a refund for that session. The IAC OFEK does not provide make-up sessions or recordings of a session due to privacy issues.

Courses that are interrupted due to technical difficulty on the student’s side will not be refunded or reimbursed in any way.

IAC OFEK reserves the right to remove students from a course session due to improper behavior. No refund will be issued for this session. If the problem persists, IAC OFEK reserves the right to remove the student from the course without a refund.

The IAC OFEK program offers learning with certified Israeli, native Hebrew-speaking teachers in small groups immersed in a warm, supportive, Israeli atmosphere.

At The IAC OFEK, we view Hebrew as a gateway to Israel and the Jewish people. During our courses, the students will engage with Hebrew by studying a variety of topics related to Israel and the Jewish people: history, geography, Israeli identity, Jewish identity, music, art, holidays, games, and more. The diverse, interactive, online curriculum is aimed at delivering a personal learning experience for all students.

At The IAC OFEK, we place a special emphasis on creating and building an Israeli-Jewish online community through a social platform, where students are invited to strengthen their Hebrew speaking skills with each other.

The IAC OFEK is a unique platform that helps the learner develop and preserve the asset of the Hebrew language and Israeli Jewish culture in an experiential and communal way.

The IAC OFEK is offering a variety of courses:

Hebrew courses for 1st – 12th grades:

            For Hebrew speakers courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-speakers/

            For non-Hebrew speakers courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/non-hebrew-speakers/

Hebrew courses for adults, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-courses-for-adults/

Conversational Hebrew, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/conversational-hebrew/

B’nai/B’not Mitzvah courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/bnaimitzvah/

Holocaust courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/holocaust/

Adults courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/adultclasses/

Enrichment courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/enrichment/

Professional Development For Educators, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/professional-development/

For Hebrew-speaking students in grades 1st-12th, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who are new to reading and writing.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – basic conversation in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading words and short sentences
      • Reading comprehension – vocabulary expansion
      • Writing – print letters and punctuation marks, writing words and short sentences

Level 2 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who have acquired the knowledge of the alphabet in print, and the punctuation marks, and who can read and write letters in print. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      •  Speaking – the students will learn to converse in short conversations, ask and answer basic questions
      •  Writing – learning to write letters in script. Practice writing words from print to script
      • Reading and listening – the students will learn how to read simple sentences while establishing their understanding of what was read and heard
      • Grammar – strengthening the letters, in print and writing, building simple sentences in Hebrew, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 3 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who can speak, read with punctuation marks, and are able to write words in script letters.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – the ability to conduct a complex conversation in Hebrew and complete instructions in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading short stories
      • Reading Comprehension – Reading comprehension of a text by finding the answers in the text
      • Writing – writing complete text-based answers
      • Grammar – Infinitives, singular/plural, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 4 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Listening – improving knowledge by listening to texts
      • Reading – reading texts and searching for information. Students will learn to read and understand complex texts at different times
      • Writing – students will learn to write an informative text based on the subject being studied
      • Speaking – the students will learn to present the information collected and studied in the unit
      • Grammar – repeating the present and past tenses

Level 5 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In these courses we will learn:

      • Developing reading comprehension, analyzing and reading complex texts
      • Watching videos in Hebrew and analyzing them
      • Advanced Hebrew conversation
      • Work on speaking fluency, and presenting in front of an audience
      • Learning the future tense

Level 6 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In the course we will learn:

      • Explore the Hebrew language through Israeli culture, music, food, language (Hebrew slang), geography, and history
      • Practice advanced writing
      • Delve into the grammar according to the different tenses and constructions
      • Read articles, songs, and stories in Hebrew
      • Watch videos in Hebrew and analyze them
      • Read Israeli newspapers together and learn Hebrew through current events

For non-Hebrew-speaking students in grades 1st-12th, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses are taught in both English and Hebrew and are intended for students who do not speak Hebrew and who are unable to read and write.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – basic conversation in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading words
      • Reading comprehension – vocabulary expansion
      • Writing – letterpress and punctuation marks
      • Building a correct short sentence structure in Hebrew with the help of pictures

Level 2 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking – the students will learn to converse in short sentences, ask and answer basic questions
      • Writing – learning to write letters in script. Practice writing words from print to script
      • Reading and listening – the students will learn how to read simple sentences while establishing their understanding of what was read and heard
      • Grammar – strengthening the letters, in print and script, building simple sentences in Hebrew, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 3 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – the ability to have a conversation in Hebrew and to follow simple instructions
      • Reading – reading short texts
      • Reading comprehension – Identifying true/false in the text regarding the order of the story
      • Writing – writing words and sentences from print to script
      • Grammatical topics – conjugation of present tense verbs, singular-plural

Level 4These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Listening – improving knowledge by listening to texts
      • Reading – reading texts and stories
      • Writing – students will learn to write short sentences based on the vocabulary learned
      • Speaking – the students will expand their ability to speak and express themselves in the Hebrew language
      • Grammar – verb, singular-plural, male-female, question words

For adult students, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses will be taught in English and are intended for students who do not speak Hebrew and who are unable to read and write Hebrew.

In the course we will learn:

      • Reading and writing: print letters and punctuation marks – Print and script
      • Personal nouns in singular and plural
      • Basic vocabulary
      • Male and female nouns
      • Question words – where, who, what, from where
      • Implicit pronouns
      • Building basic sentences
      • The current Hapoel system in the active buildings
      • Games and daily communication

Level 2These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew speaking students. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      •  Acquiring fluency while using daily situations on the street, and in the immediate environment
      • Building vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs while practicing a lot of speaking before reading and writing
      • The vocabulary is taught in an experiential and tangible way as much as possible
      • Acquisition of vocabulary and language patterns while reading short texts

Level 3 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will strengthen reading and writing skills
      • We will practice writing Hebrew using script letters, and develop an independent and creative writing method
      • We will read short stories, expand vocabulary, and answer questions
      • We will learn to structure sentences using past tense, verbs, roots, and family words)
      • We will practice Hebrew conversation

Level 4 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In the course we will learn:

      • Cultivating accurate and eloquent reading
      • Expanding vocabulary and conversation skills
      • Developing useful writing: phone conversation, shopping, friendships and more
      • Functional-practical writing: greeting card, shopping list and more
      • Grammar: verbs from the perfect tenses in all tenses (present, past, and future)
      • Names and adjectives in the field of content

Level 5 -These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will be exposed to a selection of the representations of Hebrew culture and Jewish heritage in songs, stories, newspaper articles, classical literature, and poetry
      • We will enrich the vocabulary and the richness of the language while gaining a better understanding of Israeli culture: television, music, journalism, current affairs, and Hebrew slang
      • We will strengthen the grammar in all its areas

Level 6 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English, and are intended for students who have changed to Hebrew as a second language and have studied Hebrew at a high level, or have lived in Israel and want to preserve the language and converse in Hebrew on any subject without obstacles.

In the course we will learn:

      • We will introduce the students to a variety of more complex Hebrew texts and advance their skills in reading Hebrew, in verbal and grammatical analysis of data and texts in Hebrew, (Israeli newspapers, Hebrew literature, and current events)
      •  We will learn the context in understanding the text as well as acquiring a vocabulary, and producing a grammatical expression orally and in writing in Hebrew
      • We will understand the role of context in the correct use of words in Hebrew and we will acquire high-level thinking strategies by watching videos in Hebrew and analyzing them
      • We will develop better communication skills, both oral and written

Level 7 – The course will be taught in Hebrew and is intended for students who have changed to Hebrew as a second language and have previously studied Hebrew at a high level or have lived in Israel and are interested in learning the language, to discuss any topic freely.

In the course we will learn:

      • Reading and analyzing extended texts and narratives.
      • Hebrew speaking and understanding skills, which at this stage include the ability to communicate on a variety of topics.
      • Focusing mainly on enriching vocabulary and promoting speaking skills.
      • The materials in this course will include literary texts, modern media articles, and other Hebrew texts related to life in Israel today.
      • Modern Hebrew literature: readings in modern Hebrew prose, poetry and drama in the original, with an emphasis on literary and social issues.
      • Advanced study of the language used in the Israeli media; Includes a selection of newspapers, radio, and TV broadcasts.

 

Yes, we offer a variety of Hebrew courses for all levels.

For Hebrew-speaking students in grades 1st-12th, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who are new to reading and writing.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – basic conversation in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading words and short sentences
      • Reading comprehension – vocabulary expansion
      • Writing – print letters and punctuation marks, writing words and short sentences

Level 2 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who have acquired the knowledge of the alphabet in print, and the punctuation marks, and who can read and write letters in print. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      •  Speaking – the students will learn to converse in short conversations, ask and answer basic questions
      •  Writing – learning to write letters in script. Practice writing words from print to script
      • Reading and listening – the students will learn how to read simple sentences while establishing their understanding of what was read and heard
      • Grammar – strengthening the letters, in print and writing, building simple sentences in Hebrew, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 3 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students who can speak, read with punctuation marks, and are able to write words in script letters.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – the ability to conduct a complex conversation in Hebrew and complete instructions in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading short stories
      • Reading Comprehension – Reading comprehension of a text by finding the answers in the text
      • Writing – writing complete text-based answers
      • Grammar – Infinitives, singular/plural, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 4 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Listening – improving knowledge by listening to texts
      • Reading – reading texts and searching for information. Students will learn to read and understand complex texts at different times
      • Writing – students will learn to write an informative text based on the subject being studied
      • Speaking – the students will learn to present the information collected and studied in the unit
      • Grammar – repeating the present and past tenses

Level 5 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In these courses we will learn:

      • Developing reading comprehension, analyzing and reading complex texts
      • Watching videos in Hebrew and analyzing them
      • Advanced Hebrew conversation
      • Work on speaking fluency, and presenting in front of an audience
      • Learning the future tense

Level 6 – These courses are taught in Hebrew and are intended for Hebrew-speaking students.

In the course we will learn:

      • Explore the Hebrew language through Israeli culture, music, food, language (Hebrew slang), geography, and history
      • Practice advanced writing
      • Delve into the grammar according to the different tenses and constructions
      • Read articles, songs, and stories in Hebrew
      • Watch videos in Hebrew and analyze them
      • Read Israeli newspapers together and learn Hebrew through current events

Yes, we offer a variety of Hebrew courses for all levels.

For non-Hebrew-speaking students in grades 1st-12th, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses are taught in both English and Hebrew and are intended for students who do not speak Hebrew and who are unable to read and write.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – basic conversation in Hebrew
      • Reading – reading words
      • Reading comprehension – vocabulary expansion
      • Writing – letterpress and punctuation marks
      • Building a correct short sentence structure in Hebrew with the help of pictures

Level 2 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking – the students will learn to converse in short sentences, ask and answer basic questions
      • Writing – learning to write letters in script. Practice writing words from print to script
      • Reading and listening – the students will learn how to read simple sentences while establishing their understanding of what was read and heard
      • Grammar – strengthening the letters, in print and script, building simple sentences in Hebrew, present tense verbs, and their inflection

Level 3 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students.

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Speaking and listening – the ability to have a conversation in Hebrew and to follow simple instructions
      • Reading – reading short texts
      • Reading comprehension – Identifying true/false in the text regarding the order of the story
      • Writing – writing words and sentences from print to script
      • Grammatical topics – conjugation of present tense verbs, singular-plural

Level 4These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non-Hebrew speaking students. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      • Listening – improving knowledge by listening to texts
      • Reading – reading texts and stories
      • Writing – students will learn to write short sentences based on the vocabulary learned
      • Speaking – the students will expand their ability to speak and express themselves in the Hebrew language
      • Grammar – verb, singular-plural, male-female, question words

For adult students, we offer the following levels:

Level 1 – These courses will be taught in English and are intended for students who do not speak Hebrew and who are unable to read and write Hebrew.

In the course we will learn:

      • Reading and writing: print letters and punctuation marks – Print and script
      • Personal nouns in singular and plural
      • Basic vocabulary
      • Male and female nouns
      • Question words – where, who, what, from where
      • Implicit pronouns
      • Building basic sentences
      • The current Hapoel system in the active buildings
      • Games and daily communication

Level 2These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew speaking students. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      •  Acquiring fluency while using daily situations on the street, and in the immediate environment
      • Building vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs while practicing a lot of speaking before reading and writing
      • The vocabulary is taught in an experiential and tangible way as much as possible
      • Acquisition of vocabulary and language patterns while reading short texts

Level 3 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will strengthen reading and writing skills
      • We will practice writing Hebrew using script letters, and develop an independent and creative writing method
      • We will read short stories, expand vocabulary, and answer questions
      • We will learn to structure sentences using past tense, verbs, roots, and family words)
      • We will practice Hebrew conversation

Level 4 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In the course we will learn:

      • Cultivating accurate and eloquent reading
      • Expanding vocabulary and conversation skills
      • Developing useful writing: phone conversation, shopping, friendships and more
      • Functional-practical writing: greeting card, shopping list and more
      • Grammar: verbs from the perfect tenses in all tenses (present, past, and future)
      • Names and adjectives in the field of content

Level 5 -These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will be exposed to a selection of the representations of Hebrew culture and Jewish heritage in songs, stories, newspaper articles, classical literature, and poetry
      • We will enrich the vocabulary and the richness of the language while gaining a better understanding of Israeli culture: television, music, journalism, current affairs, and Hebrew slang
      • We will strengthen the grammar in all its areas

Level 6 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English, and are intended for students who have changed to Hebrew as a second language and have studied Hebrew at a high level, or have lived in Israel and want to preserve the language and converse in Hebrew on any subject without obstacles.

In the course we will learn:

      • We will introduce the students to a variety of more complex Hebrew texts and advance their skills in reading Hebrew, in verbal and grammatical analysis of data and texts in Hebrew, (Israeli newspapers, Hebrew literature, and current events)
      •  We will learn the context in understanding the text as well as acquiring a vocabulary, and producing a grammatical expression orally and in writing in Hebrew
      • We will understand the role of context in the correct use of words in Hebrew and we will acquire high-level thinking strategies by watching videos in Hebrew and analyzing them
      • We will develop better communication skills, both oral and written

Yes! We offer a variety of Hebrew courses, Conversational Hebrew courses, and Enrichment courses for adults. You can read all about our adults courses using this link: https://www.ofekhub.org/adultclasses/

We offer the following levels in our yearly Hebrew courses:

Level 1 – These courses will be taught in English and are intended for students who do not speak Hebrew and who are unable to read and write Hebrew.

In the course we will learn:

      • Reading and writing: print letters and punctuation marks – Print and script
      • Personal nouns in singular and plural
      • Basic vocabulary
      • Male and female nouns
      • Question words – where, who, what, from where
      • Implicit pronouns
      • Building basic sentences
      • The current Hapoel system in the active buildings
      • Games and daily communication

Level 2These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew speaking students. 

In these courses, we will learn:

      •  Acquiring fluency while using daily situations on the street, and in the immediate environment
      • Building vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs while practicing a lot of speaking before reading and writing
      • The vocabulary is taught in an experiential and tangible way as much as possible
      • Acquisition of vocabulary and language patterns while reading short texts

Level 3 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will strengthen reading and writing skills
      • We will practice writing Hebrew using script letters, and develop an independent and creative writing method
      • We will read short stories, expand vocabulary, and answer questions
      • We will learn to structure sentences using past tense, verbs, roots, and family words)
      • We will practice Hebrew conversation

Level 4 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In the course we will learn:

      • Cultivating accurate and eloquent reading
      • Expanding vocabulary and conversation skills
      • Developing useful writing: phone conversation, shopping, friendships and more
      • Functional-practical writing: greeting card, shopping list and more
      • Grammar: verbs from the perfect tenses in all tenses (present, past, and future)
      • Names and adjectives in the field of content

Level 5 -These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English and are intended for Non- Hebrew-speaking students as their mother tongue.

In these courses we will learn:

      • We will be exposed to a selection of the representations of Hebrew culture and Jewish heritage in songs, stories, newspaper articles, classical literature, and poetry
      • We will enrich the vocabulary and the richness of the language while gaining a better understanding of Israeli culture: television, music, journalism, current affairs, and Hebrew slang
      • We will strengthen the grammar in all its areas

Level 6 – These courses will be taught in Hebrew and English, and are intended for students who have changed to Hebrew as a second language and have studied Hebrew at a high level, or have lived in Israel and want to preserve the language and converse in Hebrew on any subject without obstacles.

In the course we will learn:

      • We will introduce the students to a variety of more complex Hebrew texts and advance their skills in reading Hebrew, in verbal and grammatical analysis of data and texts in Hebrew, (Israeli newspapers, Hebrew literature, and current events)
      •  We will learn the context in understanding the text as well as acquiring a vocabulary, and producing a grammatical expression orally and in writing in Hebrew
      • We will understand the role of context in the correct use of words in Hebrew and we will acquire high-level thinking strategies by watching videos in Hebrew and analyzing them
      • We will develop better communication skills, both oral and written

Level 7 – The course will be taught in Hebrew and is intended for students who have changed to Hebrew as a second language and have previously studied Hebrew at a high level or have lived in Israel and are interested in learning the language, to discuss any topic freely.

In the course we will learn:

      • Reading and analyzing extended texts and narratives.
      • Hebrew speaking and understanding skills, which at this stage include the ability to communicate on a variety of topics.
      • Focusing mainly on enriching vocabulary and promoting speaking skills.
      • The materials in this course will include literary texts, modern media articles, and other Hebrew texts related to life in Israel today.
      • Modern Hebrew literature: readings in modern Hebrew prose, poetry and drama in the original, with an emphasis on literary and social issues.
      • Advanced study of the language used in the Israeli media; Includes a selection of newspapers, radio, and TV broadcasts.

Yes, our Conversational Hebrew courses are offered in two different levels. Each level is offed twice a year (fall semester and winter semester). Students can register for one or two semesters.

These courses can complement another Hebrew course in OFEK or serve as a stand-alone course to improve the level of speaking.

For more information, please find the link here: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-courses-for-adults/

The Hebrew courses are a year-long program and consist of 26 sessions

The enrichment courses vary in the number of sessions (but usually consist of 5 sessions)

The Conversational Hebrew courses – 13 sessions

The B’nai/B’not Mitzvah courses – 8 sessions

The Professional Development Courses For Educators – 3 sessions

Each course varies in price.

Hebrew courses cost $520 for 26 sessions. Payment installments are offered.
An additional mandatory payment of up to $60 for materials and software may be required for your course.

The five-session enrichment courses cost $90.

Professional Development Courses For Educators cost $55.

Conversational Hebrew courses cost $260.

* The price for each course can be found on the courses page on our website.

Yes, we offer a 10% discount on our Hebrew courses for the second child. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. 

For any questions please contact us at: ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org

For our Hebrew programs, IAC OFEK is using online educational materials from one of the most prestigious educational companies in Israel called CET/מטח. These materials are widely used by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

The books are digital, and the student will be able to access additional materials and fun activities in Hebrew that they can use both in class and at home.

Each student will receive a username and password to access the online materials, in the first few weeks of the course.

During the registration process please add the educational materials to your cart.

All orders have a 6.25% registration and processing fee. Please note that these fees are non-refundable.

Courses are held in small groups which allows for direct interaction between students and teachers. Courses are limited to 15 students.

The schedule can be found on the relevant course’s page.

The class description can be found on the relevant course’s page.

We have assembled the very best teachers from around the country. Meet our teachers here: https://www.ofekhub.org/our-teachers/

Information about the teacher for your course can be found on the relevant course’s page.

All our courses are live and held via Zoom

Unfortunately, we do not offer make-up classes, and due to privacy issues, we can’t send recordings of our courses. You can always join the next class a few minutes earlier to talk with your teacher.

Each course page has a registration link, please find the following:

Hebrew courses for 1st – 12th grades:

            For Hebrew speakers courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-speakers/

            For non-Hebrew speakers courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/non-hebrew-speakers/

Hebrew courses for adults, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-courses-for-adults/

Conversational Hebrew, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/conversational-hebrew/

B’nai/B’not Mitzvah courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/bnaimitzvah/

Holocaust courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/holocaust/

Adults courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/adultclasses/

Enrichment courses, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/enrichment/

Professional Development For Educators, please find the link: https://www.ofekhub.org/professional-development/

Our Fall Semester will begin in September 2023.

Each course has a different schedule. Please visit each course page to see the specific course details.

Each session runs for 45-50 minutes.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools, and Colleges (ACS WASC) is a prestigious accrediting association that works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC offers accreditation services to over 5,200 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools globally, with a particular focus on California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The commission works with 20 associations in joint accreditation processes and collaborates with other organizations such as the California Department of Education to align the accreditation process with state and federal school planning statutes. ACS WASC’s mission is to advance and validate quality ongoing school improvement by supporting its member institutions to engage in rigorous and relevant self-evaluation and peer review processes that focus on student learning. For more information click here: WASC.

The WASC accreditation for second language credit gives students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to receive credit for completing a second language course at the IAC OFEK. The specific credit can vary depending on the policies of the school district the student attends. Generally, the credit is recognized as meeting the language requirements for high school graduation and may also be used to fulfill college admission or graduation requirements. Ultimately, the accreditation provides students with the opportunity to develop language skills that can enhance their educational and career opportunities.

To receive the credit students should attend at least 90% of classes, complete all the homework assignments, and complete at least 3 projects and 2 assessments throughout the year.

We are excited to announce that the IAC OFEK received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for our Hebrew online program. Achieving accreditation from WASC assures our school community that our program’s purposes are appropriate and accomplished through a viable education program. This accreditation validates the integrity of our program and transcripts, making it easier for students to transfer credits to other English-speaking schools, which is critical for college and university acceptance worldwide.

In addition to these benefits, the WASC accreditation process provides a systematic way of examining our program, processes, and data around school goals and student learning through data analysis, reflection, inquiry, and dialogue. This process builds a professional culture to support the schoolwide action plan and fosters the continuous improvement of our program and operations to support student learning.

WASC accreditation also provide valuable insight from fellow educators visiting our program, offering a fresh perspective and valuable feedback for improvement.It is greatly beneficial for our Hebrew online program and helps us provide the best possible education for our students.

Sha’at Chevrah (social hour) is a free, fun, extra OFEK session for our students.

At IAC OFEK, we want to give our students more opportunities to speak Hebrew and therefore created the “Medabrim with Ofek” Program as a gift.

Once a month we meet for a session where we are discussing a variety of different topics. During the sessions, we meet participants from other courses, different teachers, and most importantly, have fun talking, improving Hebrew, and enriching vocabulary.

Yes, we do. For more information please click here or fill out the form and we will get back to you.

We believe that every student who wants to learn Hebrew or learn about Israel should be able to do so. We are offering scholarships to students who need it. If you would like to sponsor a student and help them learn at IAC OFEK, you are welcome to do it at this link

Your support will go directly to scholarships for students in need. We appreciate your help.

Yes! IAC OFEK courses are open to students from anywhere. For more information  please email us at ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org

Eastern Standard Time (EST) – This time zone is used in states like NY, NJ, MA.

Pacific Standard Time (PST) – This time zone is used in states like CA, WA, NV.

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 Our adults courses will use the book ‘HEBREW FROM SCRATCH PART A.’ We highly recommend obtaining a copy of this book as it will be a valuable resource throughout the course.

The book provides a wide range of reading materials and exercises from various language layers and stages, emphasizing communication and systematic practice of grammar, syntax, and dictionary use. Additionally, it includes verses, midrashim, Hebrew reading chapters, an Israeli singer, vocal expressions, and slang.

The book has a Hebrew-English dictionary covering all the vocabulary.

If you want to order ‘Hebrew From Scratch Part A,’ please click this link. The price per book is $35, excluding delivery charges.

Just so you know, the link is password protected for Ofek students only, as we have partnered with Israel Connection to offer you a special price.
** The password required to access the link is OfekHub.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

You are welcome to contact us:

Via email: ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org 

via phone at:  (+1) 206-785-5010

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