Welcome. ברוכים הבאים
At Your Pace.
From Any Place.
Personalized Phone or Video Conference. Hebrew Tutoring with Rabbi Ofer.
It's All About You
- Do you want to read the Hebrew Bible in its original?
- Excel in reading and translating pre-modern Hebrew texts?
- Need one-on-one guidance from a reliable and experienced clergy person trained to teach religious texts?
I am an ordained Israeli-American Rabbi with advanced graduate degrees from the University of Haifa in history and rabbinic texts.
I was ordained by the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and also have a teaching degree.
I have worked with clergy and graduate students of all faiths, as well as Lay leaders, undergraduate and high school students throughout Israel and North America since 1998.
At your pace. From any place. Our sessions will engage you wherever you are at your convenience.
I offer an advanced textual and linguistic knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills.
Our Programs and Specialties:
Distance Learning. Personal Lessons.
1. First Steps.
The Hebrew Alphabet; Reading skills; Hebrew pronunciation; Understanding how the Hebrew language works; Basic vocabulary and tools.
3. Understanding the Sages.
Understand Jewish Texts from 60 BCE to 200 CE and beyond : Mishnah, Midrash and more. Learning the 'Chachamim' (Sages) version of the Hebrew language.
4. Training and Research Consultation.
- Professional editing for your Hebrew essays or liturgy.
- Improve your abilities in reading, writing or speaking contemporary Hebrew.
- Schedule a session for specific questions or help with research topics or translations.
" I was gifted to begin my introduction to Hebrew face-to-face with Rabbi Ofer. He is such a warm human personality, combined with a deep Jewish faith and a skill set to communicate a deep respect for the Word of G-d along with a contagious wonder of the Torah’s meaning and integrity!
His knowledge of the Torah, Mishna, Talmud, and Jewish teachers is deep, while tempered with a deep humility. He thinks before answering an inquiry, and is prompt to say when he wants times to further reflect or research. I was sorry to move to another state, yet our internet study has continued teaching me in a way utter impossible otherwise, and remains deeply satisfying. I have realized that he has taught me complex theological ideas as well. I couldn’t offer a stronger recommendation! "
Rev. John T. Brown
Pastor of the Catholic Church of Williamston, North Carolina
I absolutely loved studying with Ofer!
He tailored lessons perfectly to my level and my interests. I always felt like I was getting the right amount of positive feedback to be glad of my progress, balanced with being stretched to enhance my abilities each time. Ofer's deep knowledge of many different types of Hebrew meant that he could fully convey to me the richness of Hebrew as a modern language, with her many historic layers. I looked forward to doing homework, because I knew that I would enjoy it, and Hebrew classes were the highlight of my week. To top it all off, I passed my Hebrew placement test with flying colours (the reason I started lessons with him in the first instance), and it was all thanks to his support. I would definitely recommend studying with Ofer! You'll enjoy yourself and learn a lot.
Yael Tischler, London, UK.
Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) and soon-to-be Student Rabbi
" Rabbi Ofer was the perfect choice for what I wanted. I already knew the Hebrew alphabet but I wanted to learn to read and understand the prayers in the prayerbook. We were able to make swift progress together and now I can better appreciate every prayer service so much more! "
Suzanne Wells, Cincinnati OH.
" I wanted to deepen my understanding of the different perspectives of different kinds of Hebrew texts, both ancient and modern. I wanted to have direct access to the multiple perspectives of different kinds of approaches to Judaism over the ages. Rabbi Ofer amazed me in every session with his depth of knowledge and capacity to enable me to understand the minds and hearts of the authors of the texts over many centuries. I couldn’t recommend Ofer more. "