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Aleph Champ, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting.  

Students start as a white Aleph Champ working their way through the different “belts” until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read fluently from the Siddur (prayerbook). 

Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, review sheet, bookmark and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed. All of these work together to create the motivation needed for students to progress, each in their own way.

Reading groups are divided by color instead of age group, thereby allowing conscientious students to surpass the pace of their class and advance in reading on their own. This program ensures that students do not go on to a new level until they have truly mastered all that their current level expects them to know. This avoids the common problem of children learning to read without fully mastering a letter, vowel, or blending skill. 

Aleph Champ influences the child to motivate themselves to advance in their Hebrew Reading.


  1. White Aleph Champion
    • Mastery of the first seven Hebrew letters; vowels; kamatz, patach and tzerei; and blending two-letter words.
  2. Red Aleph Champion
    • Mastery of the first ten Hebrew letters; vowels; segol and shva; and blending three-letter words.
  3. Orange Aleph Champion
    •  Mastery of the first fourteen Hebrew letters; vowels; cholam moleh, cholam chaser, and chirik; and blending four-letter words.
  4. Yellow Aleph Champion
    • Mastery of the first nineteen Hebrew letters; vowels; koobootz, shoorook, and Chataf kamatz, patach, and segol; and blending five-letter words.

  5. Green Aleph Champion
    • Mastery of the first twenty three Hebrew letters; Consolidating all vowels and blending six-letter words.

  6. Blue Aleph Champion
    • Mastery of all Hebrew letters; Consolidating all vowels and blending seven-letter words.

  7. Purple Aleph Champion
    • Consolidating all Hebrew letters, vowels and words learnt so far.

  8. Brown Aleph Champion
    • Fluency of basic prayers.