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Semester Hebrew Language Program

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During the first two weeks of the Ulpan (February 1-15), classes will be conducted via Zoom from 5pm to 9:30pm Israel time (10am-2:30pm EST).

  • Instruction is available at all Hebrew levels Aleph – Vav (Beginners – Upper Advanced).
  • The program consist of two integral parts and begins with an Intensive Hebrew Ulpan meeting 40 hours per week.
  • During the Semester, classes meet 8 hours per week (see schedule below).

Program Details

  • The Semester Hebrew Language Program begins with an Intensive Hebrew Ulpan and continues into the semester. Students are required to participate in both the Ulpan and the semester course. An optional 1-credit course in Spoken Hebrew will be offered each semester, the course is dependent on a minimum interest and enrollment of students.

Program Dates


August 26 – December 19, 2021

Part One: Intensive Hebrew Ulpan: August 26 – October 6, 2021

Part Two: Semester Course: October 10 – December 19, 2021

Final/Level exam:  December 20, 2021

Autumn Program part A1 welcome packet



February 1 – May 31, 2022

Part One: Intensive Hebrew Ulpan: February 1 – 27, 2022

Part Two: Semester Course: March 2 – May 31, 2022

Final/Level exam: June 1, 2022


Ulpan Schedule

The ulpan meets daily Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. Until 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the month of September there will be days with no class in observance of the Jewish Holidays. Please note the academic calendar for dates.

Semester Schedule

Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Heh, Vav8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Students are placed into the appropriate class based on their Hebrew level and academic background.



  • Acceptance to the Semester Hebrew Language Program is contingent on meeting all admission requirements and the number of available spots in the appropriate Hebrew level course.



RIS can provide students in the Hebrew Language program with the required visa documentation for only one semester.  Students in this program will NOT be able to extend their student visas for additional semesters. 

Please note, the documentation that we can provide does not extend to family members of the student.  As such, family members will need to apply for visas independently, without documentation from RIS to support their application.

Please be in touch with the Hebrew department staff for more information.

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Please contact us with any questions about Hebrew language study:
Tel.: +972 2 588 2603, 588 2698, 588 2352, or 588 1363

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