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The Beged Kefet Hebrew language school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Beged Kefet opened in September 2008 and
moved to the new home of the OFJCC on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in September 2009. The name "Beged Kefet" comes
from the six Hebrew letters that are emphasized (or in Hebrew, get a dagesh)
when they appear at the beginning of a Hebrew word.
Middle school classes are for sixth through eighth grade students with prior
knowledge of reading and writing in Hebrew. Placement in various classes is
based on a student assessment taken at the end of the fifth grade in Beged Kefet,
or when they enroll in the school.
Teaching Hebrew continues to focus on developing the Hebrew language skills in
all aspects of language—reading, speaking, writing and comprehension—while
emphasizing Israeli cultural aspects through a variety of texts and subjects
that are relevant to the students. One of the school's goals is to create a
social framework for youth with similar backgrounds and interests while
celebrating the holidays and providing opportunities to lead age-appropriate
workshops. The curriculum prepares students for high school level classes.
Middle school classes meet once a week for an hour-and-a-half. The schedule for each class can be found on the
Locations page. Information about tuition and
fees can be found on our
Registration Guidelines page.
Middle School Classes
In Beged Kefet we offer three class levels in which students are grouped by
ability. The curriculum of the middle school classes is based on the Bishvil
Ha’Ivrit book series by NETA, an innovative Hebrew language curriculum designed
especially for Diaspora students in middle and high school. Bishvil Ha’Ivrit
is a new learning program for Hebrew, reviving the language in print and digital
media. The program was written by staff at the Hebrew College of Boston, and is
supported by experts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
NETA is a multidimensional program focusing on four language skills—listening,
speaking, reading and writing—by assimilating students in language from
classical Hebrew texts to Israeli music, and from historical documents to poetry
and drama. Each topic is presented from three points of view: Jewish tradition,
modern Israeli culture and general world knowledge—including art, science,
mathematics, literature, and philosophy.
For more information on the NETA program, visit
In addition, use of online teaching in and out of the classroom supports lesson
content, homework, personal enrichment, and additional materials in accordance
with the subjects studied (films, literary texts, press clippings, blogs, etc.).
For any questions please contact us at [email protected] or directly with the school's Headmaster, Shuli Zilberfarb Sela, via email at [email protected].