Designed for children, Grades 2-6

Aleph Champ is a program that motivates children in Hebrew Schools to read Hebrew, based on the Karate System of motivational colored levels. Students start out on the White Champ Level, with a White Champ Book and a burning desire to pass to the next level.

Students learn to read and write Hebrew, starting from the basics of Aleph-Bet and progressing until they are fully capable of reading, writing, understanding, and working with the Hebrew Language. Our goal is to have your child feel comfortable in any Jewish environment, especially while praying in the synagogue.

In addition to the Aleph Champ program, we will also touch upon a variety of Jewish topics, history, and holidays creating a positive and warm Jewish experience for each child to enjoy.

More About the Aleph Champ Hebrew Literacy Program

The Aleph Champ Hebrew literacy program is changing the way children across the world feel about reading Hebrew. The way it used to be, students would dread taking out their reading books, having to go through the grueling drill of reading aloud and listening to everyone else in the class read. Now, ask any child in Hebrew School what is their favorite part of Hebrew School, and chances are, you will hear all about the Aleph Champ program.

What is Aleph Champ?
Here at Chabad we utilize a highly successful reading program called the Aleph Champ program. This program is designed with a theme and motivation similar to that of the traditional Karate system: using different colors to represent a hierarchy of levels in proficiency. This system is an incredible tool for our students, since it enables each student to work at his/her own pace and take pride as they master one level and move up to the next. The Aleph Champ program begins at the most basic level, ‘White’, in which students learn to identify the first half of the Hebrew alphabet. As the levels progress, the entire alphabet is mastered along with its accompanying vowels. A student completes the Aleph Champ program at the ‘Black level’, at which point they are able to read Hebrew fluently from a Siddur (Prayer book).

What makes it so successful?
With the Aleph Champion program, learning to read and write becomes tailor-made for each individual student. Rather than trying to find a level of reading where "most of the class" is at and just hope for the best for the rest of the students, this enables each child to work at his/her own pace. Another major advantage to the way to the program is designed is that there is a constant motivation for the child to want to read better just by the fact that he/she wants to be at the next level. It also is extremely helpful for students to have clear and reachable goals so that they can feel capable and confident that they will succeed.