Welcome to Alef-Bet Basics

Dates & Time: Mondays, October 25–November 15, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM ET | 7:00-8:30 PM CT | 5:00-7:30 PM PT

Teacher: Ren Finkel

Course description: Alef-Bet Basics will be a three-week dive into the Hebrew alphabet. This class will get you prepped and ready to go for your future SVARA experiences, as we learn the Hebrew letters and vocalizations. As always, this space will be fun and queer-normative as we navigate the delights and frustrations of learning the building-blocks of a language. We’ll give you all the tools you need to boost this beautiful new skill during the class and beyond! (Please note that this isn’t a Hebrew grammar or vocabulary class, we’ll be sticking just to letters and vocalizations.)


Welcome to the Alef-Bet Basics! We’re so thrilled to be learning with you in the coming weeks. We’ve designed this course for folk with no familiarity with Hebrew to  learn the Hebrew letters and vocalizations, and be ready to learn Talmud with SVARA

If at any point you’re feeling lost or could use an extra boost, reach out to Ren. You can also grab time in fairy hours where our team is available to connect one-on-one & offer support for your learning or whatever’s on your mind.

Using this Portal

This portal should have all of the goodies you need as we navigate our online learning together! Use the menu on the left to help you find what you’re looking for. We’ll add more content as we get closer to our start date.