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School of Hebrew

Middlebury has named Adi Raz as the new co-director of the School of Hebrew. She will begin her position on September 1, succeeding Yaron Peleg.

Raz is currently the director of the Modern Hebrew Language Program at the University of Michigan in the department of Middle East Studies. She received a Doctor of Education in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Raz holds master’s degrees from Columbia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Hunter College. 

The School of Hebrew, located on the Middlebury College campus, is one of 13 Middlebury Language Schools, known internationally for their full immersion approach to language teaching.

The School of Hebrew includes a seven-week immersion program with a new Biblical Hebrew Track and three-week immersion program with an Intensive Academic Track and Lifelong Learner (LLL) Track. The School also has a Master of Arts in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language.

Steve Snyder, dean of Language Schools, said, “I join the Language Schools staff and faculty in welcoming Adi Raz to Middlebury and the School of Hebrew. She brings wonderful energy and expertise in the field that will continue to make Middlebury the place to study the Hebrew language and culture in the summer.”  

Raz said, “I am very excited to be joining the world renowned School of Hebrew at Middlebury College and I’m looking forward to working with all the wonderful faculty, staff and students!”

More information about the Middlebury Language Schools is available online or by contacting the Language Schools at 802-443-5510 or