Jewish Agency and Jewish Congress Sponsor Hebrew Through Records
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Jewish Agency and Jewish Congress Sponsor Hebrew Through Records

The American Jewish Congress and the Jewish Agency joined hands today in sponsoring “Hebrew Through Conversation,” a language course consisting of two long-playing records and a 55-page illustrated manual and dictionary. Fourteen conversational lessons are designed to impart a working knowledge of elementary Hebrew in record time.

“Hebrew Through Conversation” is the first Hebrew language record to be issued in the United States in which the emphasis is not on learning isolated phrases by rote. Rather, the lessons are designed to enable the student to learn elementary conversational Hebrew. The vocabulary, based on word-lists compiled by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency’s Department of Education and Culture, has been selected to meet the specific needs of English-speaking students.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund