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Hebrew at Franklin & Marshall College
Hebrew at F&M in the Time of Coronavirus
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OUR TESTIMONIALS:

“I truly can’t say enough about how grateful I am to the Hebrew department of F&M! I came in as a freshman with some familiarity with Hebrew, but wasn’t able to speak the language. My grandparents are Israeli and usually speak Hebrew to each other and I really wanted to learn Hebrew so that I could speak with them. The Hebrew department at F&M has helped me achieve my goal and so much more. I’m now in my fourth consecutive semester of taking Hebrew at F&M and I couldn’t imagine not being a part of this program!”

—Y.W.

“Hebrew at F&M has been rewarding. I lived in Israel for a year prior to college and have been grateful for the opportunity to build

upon the small basis of the language I created while I was in Israel. One thing I particularly appreciate about our Hebrew program is the emphasis on conversation and daily interaction. I am now in my fourth semester of Hebrew and have found that I am able to get around on public transportation, grocery shop, order at a restaurant, and converse with friends about classes and daily life all in Hebrew. I feel con dent that I can leave F&M  fluent in Hebrew upon going through the Hebrew program at F&M.”

—E.M.

“I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn Hebrew. Growing up Jewish, I had learned random bits and pieces of Hebrew, but I always wanted to learn more. I really like having a smaller class because everyone has more opportunities to practice speaking. I think the pacing is great and the professors are very helpful and accessible.”

—B.L.

“I came to F&M as someone who at best barely knew the Hebrew alphabet, and I finished the Hebrew language program feeling confident in my speaking and writing skills. Hebrew is a large part of my culture and identity, and it’s been beyond beneficial for me to learn how to speak it and grow. I couldn’t recommend more heavily that anybody who is interested in Hebrew should take it, for all four semesters.”

—C.P.

“Hebrew class for me is fun, educational and a place where I can learn about Israeli culture! I have really enjoyed taking Hebrew for the past two semesters because I have gotten to connect with my Jewish identity while learning a new skill set. Hebrew class is a place where learning and having fun are both taken very seriously. I would recommend everyone to take Hebrew!” 

—S.S.

"The Hebrew department at F&M has given me the opportunity to learn the language of my people and given me the confidence to speak Hebrew with Israeli neighbors and members of my synagogue back home. The faculty members are incredibly welcoming and understanding, and they teach in such a way that you don’t realize you’re learning until you’ve already left the classroom and magically know things you didn’t know before. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with taking Hebrew at F&M!”

 —L.S. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

F&M's international emphasis enables students of Hebrew to pursue further study of the language in Israel. We encourage students to have a conversation with the Hebrew faculty to explore the range of opportunities we offer for a study experience in Israel.    

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Summer Study Awards in Judaic Studies

Each year, the Program in Judaic Studies grants Summer Study Awards to students who want to pursue a learning opportunity in the field of Judaic Studies. Students of Hebrew wishing to engage in further study of the language are strongly encouraged  to apply.  

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Meet the Faculty

Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Department Chair of Italian, Program Chair of Judaic Studies
Italian Studies and Hebrew, Judaic Studies

717-358-4288

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Office: KEI203

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Hebrew and Italian Language Teaching Fellow
Italian Studies and Hebrew

717-358-4019

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Office: MEY304

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 JUDAIC STUDIES & HEBREW 

Spring 2019 Events

Judaic Studies & Hebrew - Spring 2019 Events

 

 
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 News and Events

Story 6/17/2020

Remembering Prof. Matthew B. Hoffman

Prof. Matthew Hoffman is remembered by Franklin & Marshal College colleagues.

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Story 2/26/2020

Israel through a Colored Lens: Black Perspectives on Israeli...

Bryan Roby, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, explores African American interactions with Middle Eastern and European Jewish Israelis.

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Story 9/5/2019

A Long Way From Behind Enemy Lines

Four years after the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation, Marthe Cohn enlisted as an Allied spy. Now 99 years old, Cohn relaxed comfortably in a chair on stage in F&M’s Alumni Sports and Fitness...

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Story 3/24/2015

Scholar in Residence

On Thursday March 26, Franklin & Marshall will host the first DeRoy Judaic Scholar in Residence, Professor S. Ilan Troen the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies and Director of the Schusterman...

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