Izzy here. Lol are you looking at the top of this email? Yesssss, you're right. That's not me. That's Jennifer! She's one of our communications volunteers living in the Atlanta area and she has some news I'm reaaaaaally excited about!!
"We want to extend a special welcome and invitation to any and all Holy Language Tribe members.
We are starting a series of “Live” Events in a city near you! So, let’s get together and make “Tribe” a verb. After all, Following Yeshua in a Hebrew Way Together is what this tribe is all about!
Our first one will be.........in Atlanta, Georgia!
So, mark your calendars! On April 17, Noon to 3pm, plan to join local area HLI students, stewards (volunteers) at East Roswell Park.
AND we have a special Guest Appearance: Atlanta’s very own HLI teacher, author, and speaker...
We are soooo excited to finally get to meet more of you in person! See you soon!
P.S. If you have any questions, at all, don’t hesitate to contact me!
Sombra and her family are following Yeshua in a Hebrew Way! Here's their story.
Hi, I've shared my testimony before, but now I want to tell how we actually use our Hebrew.
On Friday night we celebrate a Shabbat meal complete with candle lighting, blessings for the wife and husband, children, and the bread and wine. We sing our blessings in Hebrew and English. Then we gather on Shabbat afternoon, here in my living room along with a weekly guest and often other visitors. We read the Torah, Haftarah, and Brit Chadasha, midrash as we go, and then break for lunch. And maybe get teaching from an online teacher.
As we read the portions, we divide the readings up for the 4 adults and 2 kids who read and the first line or two are read in Hebrew before we read in English. Some of us are still just sounding out the words, but usually we get an understanding of the verse from the few words we know from our small vocabulary. We use the Ernest Klein Etymological dictionary and the Langensheidt dictionary to look up words that really catch our attention or make us question something in English translations.
Another way we're using our Hebrew is that my daughter is going to be Bat Mitzvah'd this spring. Her Portion is Acharei Mot. She will lead the prayers from the Siddur in Hebrew and English and then read the first paragraph of her Aliyah in Hebrew. I'm also hoping she'll have the chance to learn the Havdalah song in Hebrew to close out of the ceremony at the end of the day.
We're very excited about our progress in Hebrew. I've been teaching the children for a few years. We have grown sons, one of whom was taught Hebrew through a congregation we attended previously, and where he did his Bar Mitzvah. My two other sons used Izzy's Hebrew Quest to learn. More recently the younger family buckled down and learned using Search the Sidra and the Sarah David program and we diligently worked every Shabbat to get our proficiency up. With the end of that Search the Sidra course, we needed to keep going, and that's how we began reading from our Hebrew Bibles as we read the portions.
Someday we'll all read in Hebrew through the whole portion and not have to read the English. That day will be very exciting.
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Shavua tov - have a good week!
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