Learn a Jewish Language

The Jewish people have been multilingual for most of their history, mainly because of their geographical diversity. Therefore, most Jewish Languages are a variety of dialects and languages created by the Jewish communities in the diaspora. The Jewish people have adopted not only the various languages spoken in their homelands but also adopted a good number of Jewish hybrid languages.

At Qesher, in partnership with Jump On Languages, we are excited to offer classes of some of the most popular Jewish Languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino. Our teachers are exceptionally knowledgeable on these spoken/written Jewish languages and their unique history and cultural influence.

Our teachers

AVI BLITZ

Hebrew and Yiddish

Born in the UK, Avi holds a Master's degree on Jewish Studies from Oxford University, a Master's degree on Medieval Studies from the University of Reading, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. Fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Italian, and Yiddish, he is an expert in language education.

KAREN SAHRON Ladino

Born in Istanbul, Karen has a BA in English Language and Literature, an MA in Social Psychology and an MA in Applied Linguistics. Wrote both her MA theses on the Judeo-Spanish language. . In 2003 she founded the Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Culture Research Center, where she has been working as its coordinator ever since.