NAPH is the professional organization of professors and instructors in colleges, universities and seminaries who specialize in Hebrew language and literature of the ancient, medieval and modern periods.
NAPH holds an International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture every summer. The 2013 Conference will be held at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York June 24-26, 2013. It also conducts an annual sessions of papers and deliberations every fall in conjunction with the national convention of the SBL in the fall, as well as with its Western Regional annual meeting.
Publications include: Hebrew Studies, an internationally recognized scholarly journal devoted to studies of Hebrew language and literature of all periods; Hebrew Higher Education, a journal for methodology and pedagogy in academic teaching of Hebrew language and literature; Iggeret, the annual newsletter of NAPH.
NAPH sponsors Eta Beta Rho, the national Honors Society for students who have distinguished themselves in the study of Hebrew.