Our Mission & History
The Hebrew Café started out as a local group for teaching Hebrew in home groups from my local synagogue (United Hebrew Congregation) in Joplin, Missouri. The domain was originally named Joplin Hebrew Reading Online (jhronline.com). Once I moved to Israel in 2007, I changed the name to Jewish Hebrew Resources, moving my attention to online instruction and focusing on Judaism and Torah teaching through Jewish Forums (which has a specifically religious focus).
After being in Israel for a while, the regular members of the forum agreed that we should change the domain name from jhronline.com (JHR Online) to thehebrewcafe.com (The Hebrew Café). Separate forums were built for Hebrew questions and study. We led groups through Rosén’s Textbook of Israeli Hebrew and the Hebrew from Scratch series, which focused on Hebrew as a means of communicative, especially the modern language.
From the beginning, we have done all we can to provide instruction in Hebrew free of charge. We have an entire course posted on YouTube, which everyone is free to use, together with some of the readings from the same course. Further courses are priced at $200, but all released materials will remain free for use.
Our Mission Statement
“The Hebrew Café seeks to spread knowledge of the Hebrew language to anyone who is willing to learn, providing free-of-charge and low-cost courses in Hebrew from its various periods and for varying purposes.”
- Hebrew Alphabet
- Grammar & Syntax
- Bible Reading
- Hebrew Reading Groups
hebrew teacher and Site Founder