Our curriculum is designed to give our students a basic understanding of our traditions and values, a strong sense of Jewish pride and a love of Jewish life. Our Aleph Champ reading program has been uniquely successful in motivating the students toward reading Hebrew fluently. We firmly believe that our holistic approach is the most effective way to educate children and ensure an enduring connection with our heritage.

Bereishis Curriculum – Story of My Life

This curriculum will expand your child’s knowledge base while encouraging your child’s creative side to blossom. Using educational tools, such as theater, crafts, STEM, and filmmaking, we will be diving deep into the first book of the Torah. From Adam and Eve through The Great Flood and until the story of Yosef, your child will cultivate a strong Jewish identity, Torah values, and be able to flourish emotionally, physically, and mentally. They will know that this is their story and feel a sense of belonging as a part of Jewish history

Prayer-Tefilla 

This area is aimed at the study and understanding of prayer and the Siddur, focusing on the meaning of each prayer as well as some key words to remember.

As the students master each prayer, they will grow more comfortable with the Siddur. We will also include a general overview of Synagogue structure and dynamics. Once the student understands the routine, there’s a greater chance for interest and involvement.

Aleph Champ

Our Aleph Champ program offers an innovative Hebrew reading system that involves ten easily attainable levels for children to master. Beginning with letter recognition, our Hebrew reading program leads the students through phonetic decoding and reading, until they reach prayer literacy.

Students are motivated and have clear goals defined for them. This program is based on the martial art's motivational philosophy of color-coded levels and testing.

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 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 an average of 80 words a minute.
 

Holidays

Lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays in the early fall through the holiday of Shavuot in the late spring. The children will be exposed to the holidays through hands-on activities, games, contests, songs, and projects, thereby gaining knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the wealth of our tradition throughout the year. 

Jewish Values & Ethics

The students will read and discuss stories and case scenarios that have practical application to their everyday life. They will understand that our religion is based on a G‑d given set of values and morals.

Mitzvot

Children will be taught the meaning of Mitzvot (Torah commandments) and will be encouraged to enjoy the experience and pride that comes with the fulfillment of Mitzvot.  Some of the Mitzvot that are emphasized are Tzedakah, love of a fellow Jew, kindness, hospitality, honoring parents, Mezuzah, and Brachot (blessings).  The teachers will help each child develop a consciousness of proper Torah behavior towards
others - Middot Tovot - which is the acquisition of desirable character traits.

Jewish History 

Children will learn to view our Avot (Patriarchs) and Imahot (Matriarchs) and other Jewish heroic figures as role models. They will be taught morals and ethics from people highlighted in the weekly Torah portion. Your children will gain knowledge and love for the land of Israel and its people. 

Jewish Music & Song

Led by our teachers, the students will learn Jewish songs connected to the lessons being taught.

Arts & Crafts

The students will enjoy doing different art projects connected to Jewish holidays and Mitzvah themes that will add a taste of Jewish life to your home.