HIP: What You Need to Know

2 days per week:
Choose one of two Sunday options :
8:30 – 9:25am (before Sunday Class) OR 12:35 – 1:30pm (After Sunday Class)
AND pick one of these two options: Wednesday OR Thursday 4-6pm


HIP (Hebrew Immersion Program) is an opportunity for students to experience a taste of Israel and immersion in the Hebrew language through games, songs, discussions, stories, art, writing, reading, cooking and other activities.

The students enjoy time with Yifat Nahmias, our Hebrew Specialist, as she helps them enjoy Hebrew in a mixed age/grade classroom 2 days per week.  Students will choose to meet with Yifat before or after school on Sundays, and one afternoon mid-week. You can select from the class choices based on your personal schedule needs and the HIP program offerings.

Students can enter HIP as beginners in kindergarten or 1st Grade and continue through 3rd grade.  Yifat has incredible skill in making the class fun while helping each student progress at his/her own rate and level.   Though the expectation is not for HIP students to become fluent in Hebrew, our HIP students develop love for the Hebrew language and show obvious signs of acceleration in reading and understanding when entering our 4th Grade Hebrew Reading program.

Students will enjoy exposure to common Hebrew phrases and relevant words in their own lives. They will have practice speaking, reading, and writing these Hebrew words.   Some Hebrew words and exposure are introduced in the regular Sunday class, as well, through our Hebrew Through Movement program, but until 4th grade, this is not a main focus of our standard program. If you are interested in substantial exposure to Hebrew and Israeli culture, the HIP program is for you!

For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Yifat Nahmias at yifatron@cox.net