Aleph Champ

aleph man2.jpgThe Aleph Champion Program© is on the cutting edge of Hebrew reading today. Modeled after the Karate/Martial Arts motivational system, it works by dividing different reading skills into levels defined by color. Students understand that their teacher is a black aleph champion and their goal is to reach that level.

As the children compete and progress, we'll post our champions' levels on our website!  Visit this page often for our latest aleph champ updates.


Q. What is the Aleph Champion Program?

A. The Aleph Champion Program is a brainstorm idea developed after the karate motivational system of colors and levels. The entire Kriah system was divided into levels of different colors. This arrangement ensures that students learn to read Hebrew in an efficient, well-organized method. Aleph Champ takes a lot of groundwork; the program will not run on its own, but the results are tremendous and well worth the effort. 

Q. What about the Aleph Champion Program (ACP) motivates students? 

A. Well, it’s all in the colors. Clearly defined, color-coded levels make it very clear to students where they stand, and what they need to learn in order to advance to the next level. The competition is fabulous. The clarity is great for teachers, students and parents. The kids end up practicing at home and begging to be tested! 

Q. Has the Aleph Champion Program ever been tested?

A. Yes. The Aleph Champion Program was tested in numerous successful Chabad Hebrew Schools across the U.S. this year. The schools’ enrollments ranged from 12 to 120 students. In every single school directors, administrators, teachers and parents were amazed by the results.



Step 1:


Students are tested for their level using the aleph champ quiz book.

Step 2:


Once placed in a level, the children receive a colored aleph champ reading primer depending on which color they passed.

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When a student progresses to the point of advancing a level, a testing date is set. The child is tested and receives an Aleph Champ Certificate of achievement as well as a new color book.

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Teachers are designated for the different color reading groups. Aleph Champ Centers are set up for reading, writing, games and flash card review. The centers help to break up the teaching time and when short-staffed, even act as substitute teachers. 


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Students are motivated and excited. The Aleph Champion Program is a success.