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Ruth Edelstein

Ruth Edelstein

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

414 Weaver Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-7144


  1. B.A., David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem, 1987


I teach all levels of Modern Hebrew Language at Penn State. I love languages, and am fascinated with different cultures. Teaching Hebrew is a passion and, in my courses, I create a learning environment that includes Israeli culture, current events, film, and the deeper meaning of Hebrew grammar.  I was born in Argentina and received a B.A. in early childhood education in Jerusalem, Israel. Israel was my home for 10 years (and I wish I could still live there) before moving to the United States.  In the U.S., I have attended several advanced workshops on teaching Hebrew as a second language, including at Brandeis University, University of Minnesota, and Stanford University. I have been teaching Modern Hebrew for more than 25 years, and have taught Hebrew, Judaica, and Spanish in several Jewish schools and Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.

Recent Courses

HEBR 001: Basic Modern Hebrew I
HEBR 002: Basic Modern Hebrew II
HEBR 003: Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEBR 401: Advance Hebrew – Reading Emphasis
HEBR 402: Advance Hebrew – Conversation Emphasis 

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