A new 10-week class is starting in the fall at the JCCSF for those who want to learn conversational Hebrew and study Israeli cuisine at the same time. Longtime Hebrew teacher Niri Zach is offering “Hebrew and Hummus,” which will bring more culinary terms than usual into the classroom.
Zach is a journalist by training but has always loved to cook. In her class, which will meet at noon on Mondays starting Sept. 25, she will teach ingredients in Hebrew and talk about the origin of the dish in English.
Zach, who says her classes are designed for those who want to learn modern Hebrew, keeps up with Israeli slang via her niece in Tel Aviv. “She always sends me new slang; it mostly comes from the army,” she said.
At the end of each class, students will share the results of their labor. For more info, see jccsf.org.