Philosophy    Jewish Studies    Hebrew Reading   Tradition 

 

 

Our Educational Philosophy: 

CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE LEARNING 

Our Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique to Aleph Bay is its approach to learning. Focused on providing a quality learning environment which children will love and embrace, Aleph Bay's learning methodology is entirely activity based. It is all about creativity, innovation and fun learning.

Our philosophy is that children learn best when they enjoy themselves. Every learning outcome is achieved by drawing on a rainbow of activities which have been developed to capture the children’s interest and imagination.

Educational strategies incorporate sensory activities, crafts, music and drama, indoor sports and the latest in modern technology – each session at Aleph Bay is a world of fun. Keeping to our goal to illustrate Jewish life to the fullest – throughout the year we launch educational projects, and initiatives– encouraging students to express their talents and creativity within a Jewish framework, while broadening the Aleph Bay's horizons beyond the classroom.

As role models who live by what they teach, our staff ensure that every child is motivated, stimulated and engaged in thought-provoking and fascinating activities; capturing the soul of Jewish learning and living

 

  Jewish Studies Curriculum:

LOOKING BACK TO OUR FUTURE   

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Looking Back To Our Future is a journey through the highlights of our ancient Jewish history with discussions and applications that children in our modern day can relate to. 


The most basic objective of this project is that the children should know and love their heritage. They should leave the Hebrew school classes dreaming about Moshe splitting the Red Sea, Miriam the Prophetess sitting under her tree, The Maccabbi knights, Queen Esther, The Baal Shem Tov, the Arizal, and all the rest of the heroes they’ve learned about. They should be able to picture vividly the clouds in the Sinai dessert, the hills of Jerusalem, and The grand Holy Temple. 

In addition, we want to use all these rich and beautiful stories as a springboard for discussions, games, learning about Mitzvahs, and connecting the past to the future.  Hence the title, Looking Back To The Future.

A detailed overview on the curriculum:

Bible Stories   
Study of the weekly Torah portion provides our students with practical lessons that apply to their daily lives.

Israel   
Our students will attain a recognition of the uniqueness of our homeland, Israel.

Jewish History   
An overview of Jewish history starting with creation, to the giving of the Torah, to modern day Israel will be taught through interactive stories and art projects.

Jewish Culture   
The students gain an appreciation of our heritage and culture that has been preserved throughout the ages through various cultural crafts, literature, and songs, presented throughout the year.

Holidays and Shabbat   
Hands-on lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we begin with learning about the High Holidays and continue throughout the year.  By the end of the year, the students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of each holiday, its traditions and customs, and of Shabbat, and its special meaning to the Jewish people. 

Jewish Values    
Beginning with the origins of the mitzvot, stressing practical applications in our daily lives, our students will explore a personal Jewishness.

 

 

 

  Hebrew Reading Curriculum:

 ALEPH CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

 

Aleph Champ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 learning to read Hebrew an exciting time!

Students start as a white Aleph Champ learning half of the aleph bet. They work their way up through the different “belts” until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read Hebrew fluently from the Siddur (prayerbook).

Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, flashcards, workbooks and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed. All of these factors work together to create the motivation needed for each child to progress at their own pace.

Reading groups are divided by color instead of age group, thereby allowing students to advance at their own level. This program ensures that when students graduate to a new level, they have truly mastered the knowledge-base at their current level. This avoids the common problem of children learning to read without fully mastering a letter, vowel or concept in reading.


 

Tradition:

CELEBRATING JEWISH LIFE

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Our tailor-made Judaic curriculum incorporates all fundamental and practical aspects of Jewish life, including: festivals and customs, Jewish history, Bible stories, Mitzvot, Israel, Jewish ethics and general knowledge.

By exploring the central themes, customs, songs and history behind all Jewish festivals, our students learn to celebrate their heritage in a practical relevant and meaningful way. From our Shabbat dinners to Pesach model seders and our pre-festival educational workshops and carnivals, every tradition comes alive.

Through our comprehensive Jewish ethics topics, which incorporate values of compassion, respect, responsibility and integrity, children learn to value the fundamentals of being a ‘mentsch’ – a caring and respectful human being. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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