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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.
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.
“The Aleph Learning Centre is the flagship Hebrew school in the UK, with good quality Jewish Education, far from the traditional old school Cheder. There is a proper learning structure and the kids received a well-rounded education and are kept very engaged through the experiential spiral curriculum. They actually like going! The staff are well trained by our or dynamic Director who has a passion for education that inspires her staff. The Zone is also a fantastic initiative and will hopefully feed our teenagers back into our community as leaders and educators.”
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.
Early Aleph Centre Programme
10:00 – 12.50pm
Aleph Centre Programme
10:00 – 1.00pm
The Zone Programme
9:45 – 12:30pm
Zone GCSE / Project ImpACT
At the Aleph Learning Centre, Tzedakah (Charity) is an important part of our curriculum and we aim to develop a commitment among our pupils to share with others less fortunate than them. We encourage all children Tzedakah every Sunday.
We are delighted to have supported different charities in the past. Most recently we sponsored a Chanukah party for orphan children of IDF soldiers. We also donated to Building Hope charity which improves living conditions for some of Israel’s poorest families. They carry out urgent repairs to their homes and provide support to help these families return to financial stability and independence. This was facilitated through My Israel, an organisation that supports small charities in Israel.
“Dear Aleph Centre Parents
The children loved their Hanukkah celebrations and they wanted to say a big Thank you to you’ Please see our photos.