Barbara has been a Hebrew language instructor for over 40 years, teaching ages 6 to 76. When she retired from formal classroom teaching, Barbara established the Adult Hebrew Language Institute, located in Rockville, MD. Classes at the Institute range from Beginners to Advanced, and private tutorials are also available.
Barbara received her B.A. and M.A. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has studied at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel as an undergraduate and participated in work at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, also at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Her areas of concentration are Hebrew language and literature and curriculum development. Barbara creates customized curriculum for individual adult learners. She is the co-author of published Hebrew language books for children that continue to be widely distributed for over 20 years.