Hebrew Resources

Learning Hebrew at CSZ is fun.  Our teachers introduce the Hebrew alphabet and basic syntax through music, graphic arts, games, and workbooks.  Students of all abilities enjoy learning common words and songs, and gradually progress to reading prayers fluently from the siddur. Click the mp3 files below to hear the prayers chanted or sung aloud. By a child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, it is expected that the child will be able to chant all tefillot listed below. Hebrew letter and vowel chart

Prayers we learn:


Ashrei text and translation.  

Modeh Ani

Modeh Ani text and translation.  

Barchu Barchu text and translation.

Shema and V’Ahavta

 Shema and V’Ahavta

Kiddush Friday Night Shabbat blessings

Ntilat Yadayim (Handwashing)

Amidah (Avot V’Imahot, G’vurot, Kedusha)

  Before – Torah Blessings After – Torah Blessings Before – Haftarah Blessings After – Haftarah Blessings Aleinu

  Ein Kelohainu

  Adon Olam

Kaddish Yatom

 Shabbat Musaf Amidah  


Oseh Shalom


Shabbat Candle Blessing

Friday Night Shabbat blessings and translation. 

Shalom Aleichem  

Brachot over bread (motzi)

Friday Night Blessings and translation.

Brachot over grains (mizonot) Brachot over fruit (tree) Chanukah blessings

Chanukah Blessings text and translation.

Birkat HaMazon

Birkat HaMazon text and translation.  

Four Questions (Pesach) Four Questions of Passover