Ofek Learning Hub: Learn Hebrew, Israeli Spirit, Israeli Innovation, Enrichment, and more

Frequently Asked Questions

 Ofek Hub is a new online learning platform for students of all ages to study from the comfort of their home. 

Learn from the very best teachers from around the country. Courses are held in small groups which allows 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), Israeli spirit courses, enrichment courses for children and adults and much more.

The OFEK program offers learning with certified Israeli, native speaking teachers in small groups immersed in a warm, supportive, Israeli atmosphere. At OFEK we view Hebrew as a gateway to Israel and the Jewish people. During 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 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. 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. 

We offer a variety of courses:

 *Hebrew courses for all ages (1st grade to adults). You can find our Hebrew courses here: https://www.ofekhub.org/hebrew-2021-2022/

*Israeli spirit courses for elementary students. You can find our Israeli Spirit courses here: https://www.ofekhub.org/israelispirit/

* B’nai/B’not Mitzvah, You can find our B’nai Mitzvah courses here:  https://www.ofekhub.org/bnaimitzvah/

*Adults courses: Never stop learning! A variety of engaging courses especially designed for adult education. You can find our adult courses here: https://www.ofekhub.org/adultclasses/

*Enrichment courses: History, Cooking, Psychology,  and Art – there is something for everyone here! You can find our Enrichment courses here: https://www.ofekhub.org/enrichment/

*Parent courses: You can find our parent courses here: https://www.ofekhub.org/parenteam/

But stay tuned!. In the future we will offer many more courses.

For Hebrew speaking students we offer the following levels:

Level 1: The course is taught in Hebrew and is intended for Hebrew-speaking students who do not know how to read and write. 

In the course we will learn:

* Familiarity with the alphabet: sounds (vowels & consonants), short words, short sentences.

* Writing: letters of the alphabet in print /nikud, words and short sentences.

* Reading: simple words and short sentences.

* Conversing: the students will converse in Hebrew using new vocabulary learned in class. 

Level 2 Beginners: This course is taught in Hebrew and is intended for Hebrew-speaking students who have acquired the alphabet letters in print, as well as the Hebrew vowels, and are able to read and write simple words in Hebrew. 

In this course the students will:

*Learn how to write the Hebrew alphabet in script and will form simple sentences in Hebrew. 

*Be able to read sentences, short stories and answer simple questions in Hebrew.

*Expand vocabulary.

*Learn basic grammar.

*Be able to understand and follow instructions in Hebrew. 

Level 2 Advanced: This course is taught in Hebrew and is intended for Hebrew-speaking students who can write script letters, know all the vowels and are able to read and write sentences in Hebrew fluently.

 In the course students will:

* Strengthen reading and writing skills.

* Review script letters and develop an independent and creative method for writing.

* Read short stories, expand vocabulary, and answer questions.

*Grammar: sentence structure (noun, verb, adjective).

Level 3: This course is taught in Hebrew and is intended for Hebrew-speaking students, who read and write Hebrew fluently. 

 This course will focus on:

*Language, grammar and comprehension: word families, root words, opposites, verbs, nouns, adjectives.

*Reading books and writing a book report.

 *Conducting research and presenting in Hebrew.

Yes! We offer a variety of courses for adults. You can read all about our adult’s courses using this link: https://www.ofekhub.org/adultclasses/

Our Level 1 Hebrew courses are a year long program and consist of 26 sessions. 

Our Level 2 and Level 3 Hebrew courses consist of two semesters, 13 sessions in each semester.

Our enrichment courses vary in number of sessions (but usually consist of 5 sessions). 

 Each course varies in pricing.

Hebrew Level 1 courses cost $340 for 26 sessions. We offer  installments as well.

An additional mandatory payment of up to $80 for materials and software may be required for your course.

Hebrew Level 2 and Level 3 courses cost $170 for a semester of 13 sessions. There are two semesters throughout the year. We offer  installments as well.

An additional mandatory payment of up to $80 for materials and software may be required for your course.

Our Enrichment five session courses cost $65.

Additional Mandatory payment for materials and software may be required for some of the courses.

Once the materials are purchased, they are non-refundable.

Courses are held in small groups which allows for direct interaction between students and teachers. Courses are limited to 10-15 students.

The relevant schedule can be found on each course’ page.

The class description can be found on each course’ page.

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

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

All of our courses are live sessions.

Each course page has a registration link to that course. Check https://www.ofekhub.org/

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

You are welcome to contact us:

by email ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org  

by phone at: +1 (551-236-8799)

by chat

Courses will run from October 2021 through June 2022.

  •  It is the student’s responsibility to check the course schedule before registering.
  •  In order to open a course we need a minimum of 10 students. If we do not reach the minimum number of students, we will notify the students and the course will be postponed or a 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 would be possible only if there is available space in the given course.
  •  In the Enrichment courses, students that cancel their registration a week prior to the start of courses will get a full refund. After that, we do not offer a refund for the courses.
  • In the Hebrew courses, students that cancel their registration after the first session will get a full refund, except $25 for registration fees that are nonrefundable. Students that cancel their registration after the second session will not be eligible for a refund.
  • In case of cancellation, please email us at ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org
  •  If a student does not attend a session, they will not be eligible for a refund for that session. Ofek Hub does not provide recordings of a session.
  •  Courses that are interrupted due to technical difficulty on the student side will not be refunded or reimbursed in any way.
  •  If a student doesn’t behave in course – Ofek Hub reserves the right to remove them from the session. No refund would be issued for the session. If the problem persists, Ofek Hub reserves the right to remove the student from the course. No refund would be issued.

Our Fall semester will begin in October 2021. 

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

Yes! We have courses for non-Hebrew speaking students. We offer two different levels: 

Level 1: This course is intended for non-Hebrew-speakers, who do not know how to read and write in Hebrew. 

 In the course we will:

* Gain familiarity with the alphabet: sounds (vowels & consonants).

* Begin Writing: letters of the alphabet in print, nikud, words and short sentences.

* Begin Reading: simple words and short sentences.

* Begin Basic conversation: the students will converse in Hebrew using new vocabulary learned in coursec.

Level 2: The course is intended for non-Hebrew-speakers, who can read and write basic Hebrew. 

 In this course we will:

* Review the alphabet letters (print) and the vowels (nikud).

* Read: sentences, short stories, and enriching vocabulary.

* Develop reading comprehension: expand vocabulary and answer questions.

* Write: simple sentences.

* Develop Listening comprehension: listening and following basic instructions in Hebrew.

* Begin basic conversations in Hebrew.

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הקורס מתאים לתלמידים שאין להם ידע קודם בעברית ושהם באים מבית שבו לא מדברים עברית בכלל.

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Each session is 45-50 minutes long.

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.

Yes! OFEK hub courses are open to learners from anywhere.  If you live outside of the US, and would like to register for a course please email us at ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org , and we will make sure you are registered.

Registration is Open!​

Join hundreds of Jewish- and Israeli-Americans across the nation that are enriching knowledge and skills through courses with top-tier teachers from the United States and Israel. 

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