Jewish Languages: Hebrew & Yiddish
In Partnership with Qesher, an International Jewish Cultural Organization
The Jewish people have been multilingual for most of their history, mainly because of their geographical diversity. Therefore, the Jewish Languages, except for Hebrew, are a variety of dialects and languages created by the Jewish communities in the diaspora. The Jewish people have adopted not only the various languages spoken in their homelands but also adopted a good number of Jewish hybrid languages.
At Jump On Languages, we are excited to offer classes of some of the most popular Jewish Languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. Our teachers are exceptionally knowledgeable on these spoken/written Jewish languages and their unique history and cultural influence.
Also, in partnership with the international organization Qesher, our Jewish Language students will also have access to a FREE online Jewish cultural event every month. Each week, Qesher introduces speakers from different regions and communities to give you the chance to enrich and deepen your knowledge of the shared Jewish heritage from wherever you happen to be. Check out their upcoming events here.
RUTI SCHOFFER DE SCHWARCZ
Ruti was born in Israel and is a native speaker of Hebrew, bilingual in Spanish, and has an intermediate level of English. She studied in Tijón Ironí Hetzilia, Hetzilia, Israel and in the Beit Midrash Lemorot Eliezer Ben Yehuda at the Moral y Luces Herzl-Bialik School in Caracas, Venezuela. She has vast experience teaching Hebrew to children and adults, both in person and online, starting her professional career in teaching this language in 1981. She has been a Hebrew pre-school and primary teacher and has also given Hebrew classes at the Ulpán Tzahal, in Israel. With a lively personality and great teaching skills, she loves her job as a Hebrew teacher.
Hebrew and Yiddish Teacher
Avi Blitz is a graduate of Oxford University and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies from Indiana University. An experienced language teacher, he has taught Hebrew and Yiddish in the United States, Latin America, Israel, and Europe. Avi is a freelance writer. His work on Jewish and Yiddish culture has appeared in the online magazines In Geveb and Roads & Kingdoms.