ECO_024 - curriculum.jpgWe're impressed with our curriculum, now it's your turn! We hope to engage your child's sense of identity by capturing his/her imagination and attention. So, we put a lot of effort into providing our students with substantive lessons and a positive atmosphere.
 
The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The lessons are structured with discussion-starters, to create a lively, interactive classroom experience. The information truly becomes the student's own.

Our Hebrew School uses the highly, acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that  your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience.

HEBREW
Our students learn to read & write Hebrew. They gain confidence and familiarity with the Siddur-Hebrew Prayer Book.

TORAH
Study of the weekly Torah portion provides our students
with practical lessons that apply to our daily lives.

ISRAEL
Our students will attain an affection for our heritage and a
uniqueness of our homeland Israel.

JEWISH HISTORY
The students gain an appreciation of our heritage and culture that
has been preserved throughout the ages.

HOLIDAYS AND SHABBAT
Traditions and celebrations, exploring
the Jewish Holidays and Shabbat will provide a deeper
understanding for our students.

JEWISH VALUES
Beginning with the origins of the mitzvot,
stressing practical applications in our daily lives, our
students will explore a personal Jewishness.

HEBREW READING

aleph man2.jpgThe Aleph Champion Program© is on the cutting edge of Hebrew reading today. Modeled after the Karate/Martial Arts motivational system, it works by dividing different reading skills into levels defined by color. Students understand that their teacher is a black aleph champion and their goal is to reach that level.  

THEORY

Aleph Champ, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting.

Students start as a white Aleph Champ learning half of the aleph bet.  They work their way through the different levels "belts" until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read fluently from the Siddur (prayer book).

Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, flashcards, workbooks and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed.  All of these work together to create the motivation needed to progress in their own way. 

Reading groups are divided by color instead of age group, thereby allowing conscientious students to surpass the pace of their class and advance in reading on their own. This program ensures that students do not go on to a new level until they have truly mastered all that their current level expects them to know. This avoids the common problem of children learning to read without fully mastering a letter, vowel or concept in reading.

Aleph Champ influences the child to motivate themselves to advance in their Hebrew Reading.


LEVELS AND STRIPES

Each level is divided into three stripes.  As the children progress within their reading primer, they are awarded a stripe. Stripes keep students motivated in the long haul from one level to the next. The excitement of receiving a stripe keeps up the Aleph Champ momentum.

Aleph Champ Levels:

White Aleph Champion - Master the first 18 letters of the Aleph Bet.

Red Aleph Champion - Master all 32 letters of the Aleph Bet.

Orange Aleph Champion - Master the first 3 vowels with letter combinations.

Yellow Aleph Champion - Master the first 6 vowels with letter combinations.

Green Aleph Champion - Master the first 9 vowels with letter combinations.

Blue Aleph Champion - Master all the vowels and exceptions to the rules.

Purple Aleph Champion - Master reading basic prayers.

Brown Aleph Champion - Master reading higher level Tefillot.

Grey Aleph Champion - Master reading from the Siddur in a timed fashion.

Black Aleph Champion - Master reading over 100 words in a minute.