The minor in the Studies in Modern Hebrew and Israeli Society is designed to enable students to become grounded in studies of modern Israel, its many cultures, and the dominant language.

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Students who are interested in Classical Hebrew should contact Professor Robert Schine.


The Program in the Studies of Modern Hebrew and Israeli Society offers language courses at the beginning and intermediate levels and content courses about Israeli society at the 200 level. The Hebrew language courses offered allow students to maximize classroom time to immerse in the language. Students who are at the advanced level can take independent courses with the Hebrew instructor.

All courses on Israeli society are taught in English and enable exposure to Israeli cultures, histories, and politics.

Departmental Partners

Though Hebrew courses may be taken as electives, there are several ways to incorporate them into academic programs.  For example, students who major in international and global studies (IGS) with a focus on the Middle East can use Modern Hebrew as the primary or secondary language; minors in Jewish studies may take Hebrew courses. Hebrew can also be integrated into majors in such departments as religion and literary studies, among others.

A folder of papers in Hebrew.


There are many ways to expand your cultural knowledge and practice your skills. In addition to activities and events right here on campus, students can also choose to study abroad or take graduate-level courses during the summer.


Study Abroad

A range of study abroad options are available to students who want to further explore their Hebrew studies. Students who study abroad in Israel must have successfully completed a minimum of three semesters of Hebrew at Middlebury and are required to take the Ulpan in Israel.

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School of Hebrew

During the summer at the Middlebury Language Schools, the School of Hebrew offers courses at all levels. The intensive immersion program is for beginner to advanced students who want to improve language proficiency as rapidly as possible.

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