My Accomplishment

I Can Read This!!!  It Says “Shalom”!

I am so incredibly proud of myself!!!  Two months ago I signed myself up for an eight-week Adult Hebrew class not really knowing what to expect.  And now here I am eight weeks later having just finished my last class!

I’ve never been good at learning languages.  I tried French when I was in middle school and it was a disaster.  It just never clicked for me.  Two months ago when I saw that my local Chabad was offering an Adult Hebrew class I jumped at the chance.  I’ve always wanted to learn Hebrew, and I thought I’d give it a try.  I really had no expectations going into it, but I figured I would give it a try.  And now, I have to say I’m shocked at how much I have learned!

I don’t know if it’s because this class was taught in a way that made sense for me and my learning style, all I know is I took to it and ran!  I studied hard each week.  I learned the Hebrew alphabet and vowels.  I learned the names of each letter and the sounds they make.  I learned to read Hebrew!  I learned to read words!  I honestly can’t believe how much I have learned in eight weeks and I’m sad to see the class end.  I just want to keep on going!  The good thing is my class is still going to meet every so often to review and keep our skills sharp, so I’m super excited about that.downloadMy class met every Monday morning for an hour and that was so great for me because every Monday my husband works in the morning, and I work in the evening.  So I had way too much time alone to think.  Mondays were always hard for me.  Then, when I started Hebrew classes, I had something to do Monday mornings so I wasn’t alone for hours at a time.  It was great!  And it gave me a reason to get out of the house.  So now that class is over, I am definitely going to keep devoting my Monday mornings to studying.

It’s been such an amazing experience for me because I actually proved to myself that I could do something I never thought I could!  I put my mind to it.  I did the work.  And I actually learned Hebrew!  My reading is slow, but I know that will get better with time.  I don’t really know what words mean when I read them, but again that will come in time.  I don’t plan on stopping.  I want to keep teaching myself as much as I can learn and keep improving!  I still have a lot to learn!  A fire has truly been lit within me, and I love it!


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