Hebrew Class, Israel 1994

Hebrew Class, Israel 1994

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Israel is a melting pot for Jews from across the world. New immigrants arrive constantly, speaking many different languages. Israel has created the ulpan, which is a language immersion program created to teach immigrants Hebrew quickly and efficiently. Many ulpan classes are held in absorption centers, like the one pictured here. This group of new Israelis comes from the former Soviet Union. Together, they will learn a new language as they adjust to a new country and culture.