About Us

Welcome to the Website of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew

NAPH Mission: Fostering scholarship and academic teaching Hebrew language, literature and culture in institutions of higher learning.

Founded in 1950, The National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and academic teaching Hebrew language, literature and culture of all periods, from the biblical era to the immediate present. Membership consists of Hebrew scholars, teachers and graduate students in universities, colleges and seminaries all over the world. NAPH convenes an annual International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture. It also organizes a series of sessions at the annual conference of the Society for Biblical Literature. NAPH publishes Hebrew Studies, an internationally recognized scholarly journal covering all periods of Hebrew language, literature and culture. It also publishes Higher Hebrew Education, an online journal devoted to the methodology and pedagogy of teaching Hebrew in institutions of higher learning. In addition, NAPH sponsors Eta Beta Rho, a national scholastic honors society for students of Hebrew in institutions of higher learning.

For more information on the history of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew and its publications, see Edna Coffin’s article, Hebrew Higher Education: A Retrospective View and Visions for the Future in the latest volume (2013) of Hebrew Higher Education: can be found here.

Feel free to contact us at naphoffice@gmail.com

All best wishes, 

Esther Raizen
NAPH President
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station G6000
Austin, TX 78712