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We believe Sunday morning Hebrew Classes should be exciting, engaging and relevant. It’s essential that from an early stage children have a positive Jewish learning experience. Welcome to the Aleph Learning Centre! The beginning of a journey in Jewish Learning.

About us

At the Aleph Learning Centre we offer Jewish Education in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where children are encouraged to discover and explore Jewish topics and traditions. Our overall focus is on ‘learning through experience’ – using the latest educational programmes. From the first day we place an emphasis on developing our students’ appreciation of their Jewish heritage and tradition.

Our new syllabus combines interactive classroom studies, that bring Judaism alive, with a range of extracurricular activities including our ‘Funday Sundays,’ where children participate in hands-on workshops to prepare for the upcoming Jewish festivals.

The Zone is our exciting and innovative teenage programme that offers modern, engaging and interactive learning. Participants join their peers to explore and debate Judaism and its relevance today in a fun and social atmosphere. The programme is run by dynamic youth leaders and includes trips and fantastic guest speakers. With over 250 children enrolled, at one of the largest Hebrew Schools in Europe, we look forward to developing the centre at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue and encourage you to join us as partners in your children’s Jewish education.

We aim for our students to:

Attain a strong pride and positive sense of Jewish identity

Be encouraged to discover and explore Jewish topics focusing on their relevance today

Identify with the land of Israel and its inhabitants

Have a working knowledge and appreciation of all Jewish holidays and festivals

Be able to read Hebrew fluently and be familiar with the siddur

Learn the meaning of basic prayers and feel comfortable in Synagogue services

Build lasting friendships with other Jewish children in the community

Gain an understanding of the morals, values and ethical behaviours in Judaism

Gain an understanding of the practices and traditions of Judaism

Our underlying approach is for children to enjoy their time at the Aleph Learning Centre and The Zone, and gain a positive Jewish learning experience, as a foundation to their Jewish future.

Our programme runs on Sundays and caters for children ages 4 – 15, school years, Reception to Year 10.

Reception – Year 1
Early Aleph Centre Programme
10:00 – 12.50pm

Years 2-6
Aleph Centre Programme
10:00 – 1.00pm

Years 7-8
The Zone Programme
9:45 – 12:30pm

Years 9-10
Zone GCSE / Project ImpACT
Various times

Aleph Centre Calendar – Academic Year 2018/19