Revised July 3, 2013
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Sefer Israel is a publishing house and a supplier of Hebrew educational materials to schools. Their offerings include books, periodicals, Israeli music, films, and more.
This is a wholesaler, not a street-level retail store, but the owner, Orly Farhi-Haley, is intimately involved in all the business’s activities and creates a welcoming environment for bibliophilic types should you care to visit.
At least that was my experience! I was a random unannounced drop-in, and I was treated with great warmth and attentiveness.
This in spite of the fact that I knew so little Hebrew when I showed up that more than once Orly had to come over and turn a book I was looking at right-side-up for me.
You can also order off their website. I see Hebrew from Scratch—which I haven’t used but which one of my readers recommended—displayed prominently on their home page.