Mean What You Say!

Bringing Our Sacred Texts to Life Through Translation

Monthly on the 4th Tuesday, 7-9pm
Feb 25, March 24, April 28, May 26
4-part series: $60 Chochmat Members | $100 General Public

Class Pre-Requisite: Ability to read (decode with or without comprehension) Biblical Hebrew.

Ever wonder what the chants we sing really mean?

Or imagine what it would be like to be able to create your own translations of prayers? Torah? Talmud?

In this four-week series, we will dive into small pieces of text—we’ll puzzle out meanings by learning to recognize Hebrew roots, go on exploratory journeys with dictionaries and lexicons, and emerge with our own, deepened relationship to each piece of text.

Class space is limited to 24, with preference given to those who register before February 11. Registration closes on February 18.

Julie Batz has spent the last 20 years creating supportive, creative, and effective ways to help kids and adults learn to read Hebrew and engage with ancient texts in creative and meaningful ways. She is honored to be a Fellow in SVARA’s Teaching Kollel, and looks forward to building a cohort of teen and adult learners ready with their Alef-Bet and dictionaries to dive into some translation together!


Feb 25 2020


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Julie Batz