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.

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Courses

We offer introductory Hebrew (biblical and modern), Hebrew reading, and Hebrew conversation courses. Courses are tailored to student needs and generally cover a complete textbook curriculum.

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Tutoring

For a one-on-one hour with a teacher over Skype or Zoom to go over reading and pronunciation, to shore up your knowledge of Hebrew grammar, or to practice speaking and receive feedback.

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Our Mission & History

by Jason

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 $300 (subject to change), 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
    • Conversation
    • Hebrew Reading Groups

                                              

About Our Teachers

Read up on Jason and Jonathan. If you’d like to set up a tutoring session, feel free to send an email at the appropriate link below.

Jason hare

hebrew teacher and Site Founder


 

Jason (“Guy”) Hare grew up in a small town in Southwest Missouri, where he attended OCC for three years and studied Greek and Hebrew. As he undertook conversion to Judaism, the Hebrew language and the text of the תָּנָ״ךְ became his passion in life.

Shortly after earning his degree in philosophy and Spanish language at MSSU, he moved to Israel, where he has been for the past thirteen years. From Israel, he set up the Hebrew Café, an online home for Hebrew learning and discussion of issues relating to Jewish faith and identity (see the online forum for more information).

For the past decade, Jason has offered Hebrew instruction to dozens of individual students online. Recently, he has expanded his instruction to include full-course biblical studies. The present course can be viewed in its entirety on our YouTube channel, which was coupled with a Moodle learning environment to complete the materials for the course.

Jason is currently a moderator on both B-Greek and B-Hebrew web forums in addition to the Hebrew Café forum. He teaches classes in both Greek and Hebrew on Zoom and is looking forward to meeting you.

Personal Pages
On the Tetragrammaton
Blog Posts

Contact Jason by Email

jonathan Beck

Hebrew Teacher (M.A., M.Div)


Jonathan first learned Hebrew in High School and continued learning through college and graduate school. He  has spent nearly the last two decades studying Hebrew, and nearly as long tutoring and teaching it. Jonathan holds a Master of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies, with a focus on Hebrew/Old Testament and Interpretation. 

Jonathan also spent a year abroad in Bolivia, teaching Hebrew and Bible courses (in Spanish!) at Bolivian Evangelical University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It was hard, yet rewarding!

He has nearly ten years of experience in teaching Bible and Spanish in an online environment.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing the piano, singing, watching NetFlix and playing video games.  But Hebrew is his favorite!

Personal Pages
Blog Posts

Contact Jonathan by Email