Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 314
Departments/ProgramsNear Eastern and Judaic Studies
DegreesHebrew College, M.A.
Hebrew University Jerusalem, B.A.
University of Haifa, Diploma
University of Haifa, Cert.
ProfileEsther Shorr is a senior lecturer in the Hebrew program since 1986. She has taught and developed a variety of Hebrew courses specializing in beginning and intermediate levels.
For twelve years Shorr taught Hebrew at the Brandeis Hebrew Language Summer Institute and lectured on the development of the Israeli folk songs
Since the summer of 2008 Esther Shorr has been teaching Hebrew and Israeli songs at the Middlebury School of Languages at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
Esther Shorr has had extensive teaching experience in Israel, England and the United States. She has taught different age groups and at different educational institutions.
Shorr, along with her colleagues, published "Brandeis Modern Hebrew," which has instantly become the standard college Hebrew textbook in America. She is also the co-author of "Brandeis Modern Hebrew - Intermediate to Advanced," which was released in pilot edition in July 2013.
Shorr is a co-founder of the singing band-Shirli in Israel.
She was also a member of the Zamir Chorale of Boston for ten years. currently, sings and performs with Arbah Kanfote a Jewish Women's Chorus.
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Awards and Honors
I was honored for milestone years of service to Brandeis University (2017)
On May 5th I was honored for teaching at brandeis for 25 years (2012)
co-author- Ringvald, Vardit; Porath, Bonit; Peleg, Yaron; Shorr, Esther. Brandeis Modern Hebrew from Intermediate to Advanced. Lebanon, N. H: University Press of New England 2013, 2013. (forthcoming)
co-author: Ringvald,Vardit ; Porath, Bonit ;Peleg, Yaron ;Shorr, Esther and Hascal, Sara. Brandeis Modern Hebrew. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005.