Zvi Rosenwasser first started teaching Hebrew in the 1960s in North London and over the years thousands of children and adults have learnt to read Hebrew through his method. In the 1980s his daughter Ofra started working with him and she too has taught hundreds of students to read using this method. Zvi and Ofra had often thought about setting it out in a book but somehow it didn't happen.
Pat and Eric Lehner first met Zvi when their son started to study for his Barmitzvah. They loved the method and were impressed by how quickly their son learnt to read Hebrew. The Lehners became friends with Zvi and his family.
After Zvi's death in 2008 Ofra approached Pat and Eric, who are film makers, with the idea of putting the method online so that it would be available to more people. They thought that it would also be a suitable way of honouring his memory and that's how the idea for this course was born.
It was decided that the best way for people to learn was to actually take part in a lesson. The course follows one of Ofra’s young students, Dylan, right from the start as he learns to read Hebrew.
Zvi realised the importance of making the student feel relaxed and successful. The method is enjoyable and brings quick results. Each lesson leads on to the next and it's important to take the lessons in the right order so that confidence grows into success.