Frequently Asked Questions

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

Learn from the very best Hebrew and Israeli Spirit teachers from around the country. Courses are held in small groups which allows for direct interaction between students and teachers. Instructors 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 classes, enrichment classes for children and adults and much more.

We offer a variety of classes:

 *Hebrew classes for all ages (1st Grade to adults). You can check our Hebrew classes here: https://ofekhub.org/hebrew

*Israeli spirit classes for elementary students and middle school students. You can check our Israeli Spirit classes here: https://ofekhub.org/israelispirit/

* B’nai/B’not Mitzvah, You can check our B’nai Mitzvah class here:  https://ofekhub.org/bnaimitzvah/

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

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

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

  • There are 3 levels for Hebrew class:
    • Level 1:  Beginner. Learn the Hebrew alphabet and acquire basic vocabulary to start speaking in Hebrew.This class is designed for students with no prior Hebrew knowledge or basic Hebrew knowledge that have some exposure to the Hebrew language on a daily basis.

      In our sessions, we’ll be focusing on acquiring the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

      The students will learn the Aleph-Bet (from the beginning), reading and conversing in basic Hebrew while expanding their vocabulary. 

      הקורס מתאים לתלמידים שאין להם ידע קודם או לבעלי ידע בסיסי בעברית ואשר חשופים לשפה העברית על בסיס יומי.

      בשיעורים נתמקד ברכישת ארבעת מיומנויות השפה: האזנה, דיבור, קריאה וכתיבה. 

      התלמידים ילמדו להכיר את אותיות הא’-ב’ וראשית קריאה במקביל להתנסות ראשונית בניהול שיחה בסיסית והעשרת אוצר המילים. 

      Level 2:  Intermediate. Continue acquiring vocabulary and work on basic conversational and reading skills.

      This class is designed for students with previous Hebrew knowledge who can read, write and carry a simple conversation in Hebrew. 

      In our sessions, we’ll be focusing on improving the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

      Students should recognize most of the letters and be able to read a sentence like: 

      אֶפְרַיִם הָלַךְ לְשַׂחֵק. דָּנָה הֲלָכָה לְטַיֵּל

      The students will focus on modern Hebrew vocabulary, forming more complex sentence structures and conversations while working on accuracy and communication.

      הקורס מתאים לתלמידים בעלי ידע קודם בקריאה וכתיבה עם יכולת לנהל שיחה פשוטה עם אוצר מילים בינוני (כ 100-200 מילים). 

      בשיעורים נתמקד בחיזוק ארבעת מיומנויות השפה: האזנה, דיבור, קריאה וכתיבה. 

      התלמידים צריכים להכיר ולזהות את רב האותיות ויכולים לקרוא משפט כמו:  אֶפְרַיִם הָלַךְ לְשַׂחֵק. דָּנָה הֲלָכָה לְטַיֵּל

      התלמידים יתנסו בקטעי קריאה וסיפורים תוך תרגול ניהול שיחה קולחת במתן דגש על העשרת אוצר מילים. 

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      Level 3:  Acquire advanced vocabulary and conversational skills. Work on reading and writing fluency.

      This class is for children who are able to have a conversation in Hebrew. The entire class will be in Hebrew.

      In our sessions, we’ll be focusing on developing and strengthening the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

      Students should have the fundamentals and fluency of reading and writing with NIKUD (and without NIKUD for High school students) and a vocabulary in Hebrew of at least 100-150 words (for elementary school) or 200-250 words (for Middle School/High School).

      Students should be able to read fluently a paragraph of 2-6 sentences (for elementary school)  10-15 sentences (for Middle School/High School) in Hebrew, understand and summarize it orally in Hebrew.

      We will work to enrich their vocabulary with words and their confidence in communicating in Hebrew.

      קורס זה מיועד לילדים המסוגלים לנהל שיחה בעברית. השיעור כולו יהיה בשפה העברית. 

      בשיעורים נתמקד בחיזוק ופיתוח ארבעת מיומנויות השפה: האזנה, דיבור, קריאה וכתיבה. 

      תלמידי היסודי והחטיבה צריכים להיות מסוגלים לקרוא ולכתוב בעברית עם ניקוד, בעלי אוצר מילים של כ 100-150 מילים. התלמידים יכולים להתמודד עם קריאה והבנה שוטפת של פסקה בת 2-6 משפטים בעברית ומסוגלים לסכם אותה בעל פה בעברית.

      תלמידי התיכון צריכים להיות מסוגלים לקרוא ולכתוב בעברית ללא ניקוד, בעלי אוצר מילים של כ 200-250 מילים. התלמידים יכולים להתמודד עם קריאה והבנה שוטפת של פסקה בת 10-15 משפטים בעברית ומסוגלים לסכם אותה בעל פה בעברית.

      בשיעור יושם דגש על למידת אוצר מילים עכשווי ושימוש בכללי דקדוק שיאפשרו תקשורת פשוטה ויעילה של התלמידים עם דוברי עברית בסביבתם.

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

Our Level 1 Hebrew classes are a year long program and consist of 25 sessions. 

Our Level 2 and Level 3 Hebrew classes will consist of 4 cycles, 5 sessions in each cycle.

Level 1 classes will also be offered from our 2nd cycle through our 4th cycle.

Our Israeli Spirit classes are semesterial classes and consist of 10 sessions.

Our enrichment classes vary in the number of sessions. Please check each class to see how long each course is.

Each course varies in pricing.

Our Level 1 Hebrew classes cost $325 for 25 sessions (if you pay in one payment) or 4 installments of $90 each.

Additional Mandatory payment of up to $80 for materials and software may be required for your course, this will be paid directly to the provider.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 Hebrew classes cost $65 for 5 sessions.

Our Israeli Spirit classes cost $120 for 10 sessions (if you pay in one payment) or 2 installments of $65.

Additional Mandatory payment of up to $40 for materials and software may be required for your course, this will be paid directly to the provider.

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

The relevant schedule can be found on each class page.

The class description can be found on each class page.

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

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

Our classes are live sessions.

Each course page has a registration link to that course.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have. Please email us at: ofekregistration@israeliamerican.org

 Classes will run from September 2020 through June 2021.

  •       It is the student’s responsibility to check the class’ schedule before registering.
  •       In order to open a class we need a minimum of 10 students. If we do not reach the minimum number of students, we will notify the students and the class will be postponed or a refund will be issued.
  •       Students may move to a different class/level before the start of the second session. After the second session starts, students cannot change their registration and/or move to a different class/level. Moving to another class/level would be possible only if there is available space in the class.
  •       Students that cancel their registration a week prior to the start of classes will get a full refund. After that, we do not offer a refund for the classes.
  •     Only in our yearly courses (25 sessions), students that cancel their registration after the first session will get a full refund, except $25 registration fees that are nonrefundable. Students that cancel their registration after the second session will not be eligible for a refund.

In a 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.
  •       Classes 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 class – 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 class. No refund would be issued.

Our Fall semester will start in the second week of September. Please visit each course page to see the schedule for each course.

Registration will end on September 1st.

Yes, we have classes for Elementary kids that do not speak Hebrew:   This class is designed for students with no prior Hebrew knowledge and that come from homes that do not speak Hebrew at all. In our sessions, we’ll be focusing on acquiring the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The students will learn the Aleph-Bet (from the beginning), reading and conversing in basic Hebrew while expanding their vocabulary.   

עברית ללא דוברי עברית:

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

בשיעורים נתמקד ברכישת ארבעת מיומנויות השפה: האזנה, דיבור, קריאה וכתיבה. 

התלמידים ילמדו להכיר את אותיות הא’-ב’ וראשית קריאה במקביל להתנסות ראשונית בניהול שיחה בסיסית והעשרת אוצר המילים.   

Each session will be 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.

Registration is Open!​

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