How does it work?

What in the world is Aleph Champ? This revolutionary new program is based on the motivational system of colors and levels used in karate. This method enables students to learn to read Hebrew in an efficient, well-organized way. requires a good deal of groundwork to lay a solid foundation, but the results are tremendous and well worth every student’s effort.

How does it Work?

Step 1: Once placed in a level, each child receives a colored Aleph Champ Reading Primer based on that color level.

Step 2: Teachers use level-appropriate games, workbooks, flashcards and rewards to make every step along this remarkable journey both a fun and educational success!

Step 3: Each time a student is ready to advance to the next level, a testing date is set. After each test has been passed successfully, the student receives an Aleph Champ Certificate of Achievement and the next color’s book.

What motivates every student? It’s all in the color levels. Clearly defined, color-coded levels show each student exactly where he or she stands, and exactly what must be learned to achieve the next color level. This clarity is great for teachers and parents as well as the students, who end up practicing at home and begging to be tested! With that kind of excitement and self-motivation every step of the way, success is assured.

Has the Aleph Champion Program ever been tested? Yes, and very successfully in numerous Hebrew schools across the United States. Their enrollments ranged from 12 to 120 students. In every single school, directors, teachers, administrators and parents were all amazed at the results from this program.

What if my children don’t have a strong Jewish background? That’s fine. We don’t require any previous knowledge whatsoever of Judaism or Hebrew.

What if my child already goes to Sunday school? This program is not a replacement for Sunday school. Its purpose is to enhance your child’s current knowledge and Hebrew skills.

What if we parents don’t know Hebrew? The Aleph Champ materials are all geared to beginners: the names of every Hebrew letter and vowel are spelled out. One of the beautiful things about this program is that it has actually taught many parents how to read Hebrew as well. Your child’s excitement and motivation will make him or her want to practice at home with you in order to reach the next level sooner.

Do we need to be members of Chabad? Absolutely not. We are a membership-free organization, dedicated to bringing Jewish education to our community. All that’s needed is an open mind and a sincere desire to learn Hebrew and more about the Jewish religion.

What Hebrew pronunciation will be used? We use the Sephardic pronunciation, which is used by all Hebrew schools across the United States.

Is this method competitive? It can be. But in our society there is nothing wrong with a little healthy competition as a self-motivator. This program encourages children to work hard to get ahead, to see how many levels they can pass, and how quickly they can do so. At the same time, however, we take special care to make certain that each child feels included, regardless of the level he or she is on.

How long will it take for my child to learn to read Hebrew? Most children should be reading at a basic level within a year. It all depends on you’re child’s skills, motivation, and your involvement in the process.

When is the best time for us to join? We recommend starting at the beginning of the New Year in September. But you may start at anytime.

Is there a limit to the number of children that will be accepted? Yes! As of now, we will only be accepting 10 students.

What are the fees for this program? $500 per year.

What if I cannot pay that amount? Scholarships are available. Please contact us.

I really like the program, but what if Tuesdays don’t work for us? The reason we chose Tuesdays was because the families who asked us to start the program were only available then. However, if there is enough interest in a different day, we will consider offering this valuable and exciting program twice-a-week.

Who will teaching? Both Rabbi Avi and his wife, Faigy.

I’m interested. What should I do now? Please call us at (541) 482-2778, and please feel free to ask us any questions or any concerns you might have.