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Ruth Edelstein

Ruth Edelstein

Ruth Edelstein

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language
414 Weaver Building

Biography:

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

Education Details:

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