Learning Hebrew is fun!
(Todah rabah—thank you) for running the piece about Hebrew language literacy (“American Jewry must reclaim Hebrew” – April 25, 2014). The author could also have written that learning Hebrew is fun!
The article’s author asks, “how do we go about promoting Hebrew?” There are several Hebrew language learning opportunities in our community. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation (SOJC) teaches Hebrew every fall, winter and spring as part of the adult lifelong learning programs (for more information call (407) 239-5444), and I bet other Orlando-area synagogues have Hebrew language opportunities (as of course religious schools do for their students). UCF also offers undergraduate Hebrew classes, which Florida seniors can audit (at no charge).
Perhaps The Heritage would consider running a Hebrew column every week?