You can use this website to learn and practice Hebrew letters and vowels. A helpful way to learn is by using a prayer that can be sung. Many people already know the song "Ein Keloheinu," which comes at the end of the Jewish worship service. In our community even the young students are encouraged to help with this song
The first 5 stanzas of the song include 15 letters. This page will teach/review all of these letters, plus all of the Hebrew vowels. The vocabulary for the song will also be taught.
START EACH LESSON BY SINGING AN ALEPH BET SONG AND PRACTICING THE VOWELS
You do not need to know the names of all of the letters to be able to read Hebrew. The Aleph Bet songs are ways to help familiarize yourself with all of the sounds, and learn the order of the aleph-bet, if you ever need to know it. It is important to remember that you only should expect to know the letters in each lesson, and build your knowledge slowly - lesson by lesson - not all of the letters from the beginning, even if you sing about them all.
Learning the Aleph Bet:
To practice or review the Aleph Bet, go to this page for text and video lessons on each letter, flashcards for each letter, and audio practice for each letter from Rabbi Jana's Learn Hebrew from Day One Primer. You can also choose a different Prayer or Method to learn the rest of the letters.
Read the words to the entire "Ein Keloheinu" song.
Read and/or Print these vowel flashcards on two sides:
One side is Hebrew only, and the other has the sounds and the names.
Notice that the color of the vowels represent an English word containing the sound of the vowel.
Video to see and hear the vowels taught using *Rabbi Jana's "Vowel Aerobics" Method:
Using your body to "become" the vowels helps to remember the sounds they make.
ALEPH BET AND VOWELS RESOURCES
Read the Aleph Bet song and complete Aleph Bet and the vowels all on one page.
Video to see the words and hear Rabbi Jana sing the "Ein Keloheinu" song:
ALEPH BET RESOURCES
The resources here can help serve as references when you learn the letters. They are presented here before the lessons, just to make the materials easy to find. It is helpful to wait until after you have learned the letters to refer to these resources.
This shows just the Hebrew
This shows transliteration and translation too
See below the lessons for more resource materials.
Read the Aleph Bet Repeat song with no English letter names.