Skip to main content

Languages at UW-Madison

Home > Language Tags > Hebrew (Modern)

Hebrew (Modern)

  • Hebrew (Modern)


    Modern Hebrew is a vibrant language spoken in Israel and by Jews around the world. It was revived as a spoken mother-tongue language at the end of the nineteenth century, and it has continued to evolve and change quickly since then. Hebrew is a central language for anyone interested in Jewish Studies, Middle East Studies, or Religious Studies, as it opens windows to Jewish tradition, Jewish culture, the field of Jewish Studies, and the language of the Bible. Hebrew is the language of Israel, one of the world’s fastest-growing high-tech economies and of constant importance on the world stage. Knowledge of Hebrew therefore opens prospects to careers in politics, journalism, Jewish education, Jewish community services, business, international relations, and international law.

    Majors & Certificates 

    Jewish Studies Major (Track in Modern Hebrew Language, Literature, and Israeli Culture), Jewish Studies Certificate, Middle East Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.

    Language Conversation Table 

    Hebrew Language Table will meet Fridays 12-1pm in Humanities 4233.

    Study Abroad 

    You can study Hebrew in Israel. Contact International Academic Programs for more information and check out the Major & Certificate Advising Page for Jewish Studies.

    Student Organizations 

    UW Hillel, TAMID; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.


    Consider an internship where you can use Hebrew, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.