Hebrew School Curriculum


·       Shalom Ivrit – Understanding Modern Hebrew (Older classes)

Students encounter Hebrew as a living language by building on their everyday and holiday experiences, at home and in school. Two endearing and humorous characters—Bar the Mouse and Malmalah the Ant—will help us teach 160 key words and an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words, as well as comprehension and language skills. Students read about such familiar activities as eating honey on Rosh Hashanah, lighting candles on Shabbat and Chanukah, dressing in costume on Purim, meeting a new teacher, and learning in school. Basic grammar—including the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural—are presented simply and clearly.

A variety of comprehension activities—including puzzles, cloze technique (sentence completion), true and false, and word/picture matches—reinforce instruction and provide practice, as do additional stories and poems, dialogues, blessings, songs, and riddles


·       Jewish Lifecycle Events & Important Life Experiences

From Jewish lifecycle events to other important life experiences, the children will explore what it looks like through the lens of Jewish wisdom.
What each Jewish lifecycle event looks like, its traditions and customs. Students will also gain knowledge of how Judaism views what we can find special about each human being, how to view our selves and other positively.


·       Hebrew Word List

We will continue building & expanding their Hebrew word list, where children will get to know and understated basic Hebrew words commonly used.


·       Jewish Holidays

As we approach each Jewish Holiday we will be learning all about its history, tradition and customs along with stories and songs that will bring the child into the Holiday spirit, through our spiral curriculum- building on the Childs past knowledge.


·       General Jewish Tradition’s

In order for children to be able to develop a sense of pride for their Jewish heritage it is important to learn about their traditions. It is our goal to get the children familiar with general Jewish traditions and concepts in a manner that allows them to see the beauty and meaning of them. 



Hebrew Reading


The Aleph Champ Hebrew Reading Program is one of those simple ideas that causes people to ask themselves, "why didn't I think of that myself".

Simply, in order to motivate children in Hebrew Schools to learn to read Hebrew, Aleph Champ copied the karate system of motivational colored levels. Students start out on the White Champ Level, with a white champ book, white flashcards and a burning desire to pass to the next level.


·        Here are the 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 familiar Prayers and Brachot.

Brown Aleph Champion - Master reading important Tefillot.

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

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


Other important things to know


·       Attendance:

Regular attendance is crucial in accomplishing the goals of our educational program. There is direct correlation between attendance and achievement, interest and attitude. Your support of having the children attend as often as possible will be greatly appreciated.

Please notify us by phone or email if your child will be absent for any length of time due to illness or vacation, this will help us plan accordingly.


·       Homework:

We do not have official “homework”, but we will be sending home periodically review sheets for your child to review (earning him/her stickers or points).

The fact is that the students who review their work at home, progress much faster than other students. Encourage your child to “teach you” what he/she learned in other subjects.


·       Snack:

A snack is provided. If your child is allergic to any food or beverages, please be sure that it is written on his/her registration form