LITURGICAL HEBREW: Learn or improve Hebrew reading by slowly concentrating on the prayers and blessings in our worship services.  
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TORAH STUDY: Those who don't know Hebrew and those with Hebrew experience can learn from studying the Hebrew Scriptures.  Lessons are in English, with occasional insights from the Hebrew.
   Saturdays 9:45-11:00 AM Ongoing (join us anytime)
Location: B'nai Zion Congregation  245 Southfield   Shreveport   318-861-2122 

INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Dr. Jana De Benedetti has been teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies for over 40 years at synagogues, other public institutions, and as a private tutor.  She has taught Hebrew at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA)Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago, Illinois, LSUS and Centenary College in Shreveport.  While in Shreveport she was Educational Director at Agudath Achim Synagogue. and was the Hebrew instructor at the Christian Center Montessori School. She is the Rabbi and teaches Jewish music, Hebrew, and Torah studies at B’nai Zion Congregation,  She has published scholarly texts and articles, and helped to produce record albums and songbooks of Jewish music.  She has earned a B.A. in Judaic Studies, an M.A. in Philosophy, and a Doctor of Arts in Humanistic Studies with specialization in Linguistics from SUNYA. She was ordained a Rabbi at RSI. Rabbi Jana makes learning Hebrew and Judaism enjoyable and joyful.
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Shreveport Jewish Community:
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Jewish Information:
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And Thous Shalt Read
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Lev Software
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Online Hebrew Bible with Translation and Chanting (ORT)
Aish Torah Commentary
JTS Torah Commentary
URJ Torah Commentary
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Israel Information:
Arutz 7 Israel National News in English
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Jerusalem Post Online

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Online Hebrew Learning:
 Rabbi Jana's Materials 
Akhlah: The Hebrew Aleph-Bet
Behrman House
Foundation Stone
ZigZag World Hebrew For Me
ADULT BEGINNING HEBREW COURSE Learn to read the Hebrew Aleph-Bet by examining the first day of Creation and the Decalogue from Exodus.  
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ALEPH: 3rd and 4th grade students learn Hebrew basics, fluency in reading, and prayers
   Sundays 8:30-9:30 AM
BET: 5th through 7th grade students learn Hebrew blessings, worship service, and language skills.
Sundays 12:15-1:15 PM  & Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 PM

Family Fun and Learning:
G-dCast Torah and Jewish learning videos
Jewish Food for Thought: The Animated Series
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Hebrew Studies
Judaic Studies
BEING JEWISH: Discuss a wide variety of topics about being Jewish including beliefs, practices, laws and customs. This class is for anyone who wants to know more about Judaism: if you have wondered what Judaism is about, or thought about becoming Jewish, or if you have always been Jewish. 
NEW> Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.
Suggested donation $36 tuition. 
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BIBLICAL HEBREW: Study Bible in the original Hebrew.  Learn Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills to understand the Biblical texts.   Watch for new classes
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This page was last updated: August 19, 2016
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