Hebrew is the language of our people.
Mastering Hebrew will enable our children to meaningfully participate in Jewish experiences.
At Village Hebrew we prepare our children to fully experience Hebrew through our syllabus on listening, reading, writing and conversational Hebrew.
Our motivational Aleph Champ reading program enables our children to master Hebrew reading skillfully and quickly.
Aleph Champ is a karate motivated Hebrew reading system that follows the age old, tradicional mesorah.
What do Karate and Hebrew Reading have in common you ask?
Karate is a traditional art that is divided into ten colored levels. Moving up a level is a proof of hard work and determination and is therefore a source of pride.
Aleph Champ takes inspiration from Karate and divides Hebrew reading skills into 10 colored levels. There are fun games and activities to help the students meet their goals. Moving up a level is Aleph Champ is a source of pride for students and this makes them self motivated to succeed. Self motivated students is a quality that is unique to the Aleph Champ Hebrew Reading program.
Aleph Champion Levels
1 First 19 Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet Pre-reading skills; involving proficiency in the names and sounds of the Aleph-Bet.
2 Next 13 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.
3 The first 3 vowels of the Hebrew Reading System: Kamatz, Patach, Tzeirei
4 The next 3 vowels…Segol, Shva, Cholam
5 The last 3 vowels: Chirik, Koobootz, Shoorook
6 Exceptions to the Rule: Patach Chet, Double shva, (middle & end of words) Yud vav, Patach yud…
7 60 wpm (words per minute) Prayers
8 70 wpm, Prayers from everyday & Shabbat prayers
9 Grey Belt! Proficiency
10 Black Belt! Can Read like the Cantor!