Beged Kefet Hebrew Language School

Find a connection to the Hebrew language, Jewish holidays and Israeli culture, in a joyful, educational, and professional environment. Strengthen your family’s connection to Hebrew along with your child’s language skills. Weekly classes for TK-12th graders each school year, aligned with local district calendars. 

Offered in Partnership with ICC: Israeli Cultural Connection @ the Oshman Family JCC

What is Beged Kefet? 

In Beged Kefet* your child will understand and speak Hebrew, meet with other Hebrew-speaking children and experience Israeli culture and Jewish holidays. Beged Kefet strives to be more than just a school for learning Hebrew language skills, but a home for the Israeli community. Our school is a place for the whole family; parents and siblings take an active role in classroom celebrations and school-wide events. The Foster City Beged Kefet branch was established in 2017 and operates as part of the PJCC Jewish Life Department and in partnership with the Hebrew Department of Wornick Jewish Day School. 

*The name “Beged Kefet” comes from the six Hebrew letters that are emphasized (or in Hebrew, a dagesh) when they appear at the beginning of a Hebrew word or syllable. 

What will your child get at Beged Kefet? 

  • Growth in all four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) of the Hebrew language through content that includes Israeli and Jewish culture 
  • Diverse experiential learning—through literature, movies, current events, cultural activities and the use of different media tools to enrich knowledge and communication skills in Hebrew 
  • A social-cultural-educational environment for Jewish and Israeli teens, with the opportunity to enjoy the many rich activities offered by the PJCC 
  • Small classroom size; a warm and welcoming environment; personal attention and modification of the curriculum according to the student’s personal progress; certified and experienced teachers

All Classes on Thursdays
Non-Native Speakers (Grades 1–4): 5:30-6:30 pm
TK & Kinder: 4:30-5:30 pm
First Grade: 4:00-5:30 pm
Second & Third Grade: 4:00-5:30 pm
Fourth & Fifth Grade: 4:00-5:30 pm
Middle School: 5:30-7:00 pm
High School: 5:30-8:30 pm

Note: Classes will run with a minimum of five students. We reserve the right to adjust grade groupings to create appropriate student-teacher ratios at each level of Hebrew proficiency. 


השותפים שלנו הם חלק בלתי נפרד מהעשייה והחזון של בית הספר דרך שיתופי תכנים, התייעצות מקצועית ושיתוף תוכניות. השותפים עובדים יד ביד עם בית הספר ומסייעים לתוכנית שלנו להיות מקיפה, עשירה וייחודית. תודה רבה לכולם!

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  • Mon - Thur 5 am - 9 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
  • Fri 5 am - 6 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
  • Sat & Sun 7 am - 6 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
Admin Office Hours
  • Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm
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