is an innovative, self paced Hebrew prayer and ritual program designed to empower every student to learn Hebrew.
is an exciting five-year Hebrew curriculum that will generate
enthusiasm and excitement from your teachers, students and parents. Your
students will learn to read Hebrew and enjoy a sense of accomplishment
as they progress through a series of well-organized, stimulating, and
self-paced ramot (levels).
The Mitkadem program is constructed of 23 ramot,
or levels. Students may work independently, with another student at a
similar level, or with another student in a "tutorial" relationship. Ramot
1 and 2 teach the students the fundamentals of Hebrew reading by
developing decoding skills and the use of ritual vocabulary. These texts
are designed so that they can be used either in a traditional,
teacher-led classroom, a self-paced program, or a combination of both.
The subsequent 21 ramot should be completed individually or in small groups. Ramot 4-23 each teach a different prayer using five curricular topics. On average, students can complete between four and six ramot per year depending on hours of Hebrew school and students' pace.
Quotations from satisfied users of Mitkadem:
"Some of our
students took to it like ducks to water, working on their Hebrew every chance
they got, even outside the classroom. We are working to keep up with their
"It is the joy of watching the student
be self-taught, discovering things on their own."
"The Hebrew program is great, and my daughter
enjoys seeing her own progress as she is tested and moves on to a new lesson"
"When teaching kids for
their b’nai mitzvah, it used to be transliteration. A few years ago, the
kids began learning Hebrew. Now, the students do the whole service
in Hebrew. They read from the Torah. We’ve gone from minimum to maximum."
FREE Mitkadem in the Classroom DVD
order a FREE 15 minute DVD presentation on teaching Hebrew with
Mitkadem, featuring teachers, rabbis, cantors, parents, and students of
all ages, please email your request to press@URJ.org.