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Judith Shemer

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Senior Lecturer, MY, Hebrew
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Mrs. Shemer moved to the US in 2003 from Israel. She lived in New York for a year, but did not like the cold weather in the winter. People recommended Phoenix. They said that its weather resembles Israeli weather, so she moved to Phoenix in 2004. Once she saw the blue sky here, she knew she got to the right place.

In Phoenix she taught Modern Hebrew and Western Heritage in a local high school.  After four years at the high school, there was an opening for a Modern Hebrew lecturer at ASU. Mrs. Shemer got the position and developed the Modern Hebrew program from the ground up. Now, in addition to three levels of language courses, there are three online cultural courses (iCourses).

The next stage was to create a certificate. In November 2015, a Certificate in Modern Hebrew was approved.

Now Mrs. Shemer is working on creating a faculty lead summer study aboard in the Tel Aviv University.

Education

   M.A. General History, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

   B.A. History and Art History, B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

   Teacher’s Diploma in History, 7-12,  Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 

   AZ Teacher Certificate, History & Hebrew, Secondary Education, 7-12, AZ 

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 102Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 202Intermediate Modern Hebrew
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
ENG 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
JST 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 349Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies
SLC 493Honors Thesis
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 101Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 201Intermediate Modern Hebrew
REL 311Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 313Advanced Modern Hebrew
ENG 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
JST 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
JST 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 348Israeli Society and Culture
SLC 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 349Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 102Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 202Intermediate Modern Hebrew
REL 311Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 314Advanced Modern Hebrew
JST 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 348Israeli Society and Culture
SLC 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 101Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 201Intermediate Modern Hebrew
REL 311Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 313Advanced Modern Hebrew
JST 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
JST 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 348Israeli Society and Culture
SLC 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 102Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 202Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 314Advanced Modern Hebrew
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
SLC 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 101Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 201Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 313Advanced Modern Hebrew
HEB 375Contemporary Culture of Israel
HEB 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 102Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 202Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 314Advanced Modern Hebrew
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
SLC 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 348Israeli Society and Culture
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 101Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 201Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 313Advanced Modern Hebrew
SLC 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
HEB 347Modern Israeli Lit in Transl
REL 394Special Topics
JST 394Special Topics
HEB 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 102Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 202Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 314Advanced Modern Hebrew
SLC 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
JST 394Special Topics
HEB 394Special Topics
ENG 394Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HEB 101Elementary Modern Hebrew
HEB 201Intermediate Modern Hebrew
HEB 313Advanced Modern Hebrew
JST 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
HEB 394Special Topics
ENG 394Special Topics
HEB 499Individualized Instruction
Service
  • ASU Biblical Hebrew class, guest lecturer (2008 - Present)
  • Hebrew club: MEDABRIM, sponsor and advisor (2010 - 2010)
  • Language Fair, organizing the Hebrew tables (2009 - 2009)
  • The New Shul, volunteer Hebrew teacher (2008 - 2008)
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