Ulpan classes offering intensive Hebrew language instruction are available in many communities throughout the U.S., Canada the U.K.

Many communities in the U.S. offer Ulpan courses. For more information about ulpanim in your area, please contact your local UJA Federation office or JCC. You can find a JCC by clicking here. For a listing of Federations, please click here.

In the greater New York City area, you find information about Ulpan courses at http://www.ha-ulpan.org. Ha-Ulpan offers five convenient locations and multiple levels. Intensive summer courses are available.

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey offers an Ulpan from beginners to advanced level. Classes meet once a week for an hour and a half for 28 weeks. Classes are held in 5 different locations in New Jersey. For more information, contact Galeet Lipke on 201-820-3908 or at galeetl@jfnnj.org.

The Baltimore Zionist District holds a range of Ulpan classes for the Baltimore community. Each class is 12 sessions, twice a week for 6 weeks. For more information and to register online, see the following link.

The JCC in Chicago offers a Say it in Hebrew program that emphasizes learning the everyday language spoken in Israel, connecting Hebrew to Israeli culture so that it is practical, relevant and effective for real life. Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency. For more information or to register by phone, call 847.763.3627.

The Los Angeles Ulpan offers Hebrew classes in the heart of Pico Robertson. Using materials developed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, students learn to read and write either in group classes or in private tutoring sessions. Call 310-717-3458 or check out the website for more information.

In addition, local colleges and universities frequently provide both classroom instruction and individual tutoring resources. In some programs, the cost of the tutoring is heavily subsidized for students who meet eligibility requirements.

Another excellent site that lists local Hebrew language options is available at Language-Schools-Teachers.com, which is a language teachers, tutors and schools marketplace.

Many communities in Canada offer Ulpan courses. For more information about ulpanim in your area, please contact your local UJA Federation office or JCC. You can find a JCC by clicking here. For a listing of Federations, please click here.


Ulpan at the Hillel House

Contact: Esther Mendelsohn
Email: emendels@ryerson.ca

Kachol Lavan – The Centre for Hebrew and Israel Studies

Hebrew class for adults
Contact: Ariel Zaltzman, Director
To register, please contact:
Website: www.kachol-lavan.com
Phone: 905-482-1818, extension 207
Email: info@kachol-lavan.com

Hebrew classes are also offered in Toronto by Kolel and Bnai Brith.


Canadian Zionist Federation

Contact: Florence Simon
Phone: 514-739-7300, extension 3100
Email: czf.national@federationcja.org

Note: We are constantly updating the website. If you know of any other Ulpanim, please email: uk@nbn.org.il

London Ulpanim and Private Hebrew Lessons

  • Ulpan courses run by the by the Jewish Agency for Israel in London: Pre-Aliyah Ulpan, 8 sessions, twice weekly, for beginners and intermediates. Ulpan for Young Adults, 10 sessions and two Israeli cultural events, for beginners, intermediates and advanced. Cost: 60 pounds per course; for Olim on our group flights, courses are free of charge. To enroll, call Hagar at 020-8371-5250 or email: educationuk@jafi.org
  • Spiro Ark: Telephone 020-7723-9991, www.spiroark.org. Five levels (beginners to advanced); classes held during the year, at various locations. They also run an intensive summer programme.
  • London Jewish Cultural Centre: Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX. For more information, phone 020-8457-5000 or email admin@ljcc.org.uk. Five levels are offered. Hebrew classes take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; different levels are offered on different days, ranging from beginners to very advanced. They also run an intensive summer programme.
  • Adam Geras, private Hebrew teacher, phone: 07502407758, email: gerasadam@yahoo.com, teaching modern Hebrew (speaking, reading and writing) for individuals, groups and families. Flexible hours and locations.

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