Aleph Beta

Aleph Beta

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Aleph Beta contains interesting animated videos about Parsha, Tanach, Jewish holidays and Megillot, many of which address relevant, grappling topics, and are appropriate for grades 3-12 (view them yourself first!). The premium version provides access to curricular guidelines and discussion topics.

Aleph Beta Academy creates videos about the relevance of Jewish text and holidays. There are videos on Parshat Hashavua, multiple videos about every holiday, and many books of Navi and Megillot. Aleph Beta’s goal is to help students struggle with some of life’s biggest questions, and to achieve answers that are meaningful and satisfying.  Aleph Beta aims to reflect Jewish thought that supports constant Torah study and that should be evidence-based, intellectually stimulating, emotionally gripping and relevant to the everyday life of the student.  Together with world-renowned educators, Aleph Beta is building an online library making this amazing material accessible to students around the world.  Aleph Beta is guided by principal educator, Rabbi David Fohrman.

Rabbi David Fohrman is an internationally renowned lecturer on Biblical themes and the principal educator at Aleph Beta Academy. He has served as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and as a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll’s Talmud translation project. Rabbi Forhman has also served as scholar for the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Study for 10 years. He is author of “The Beast that Crouches at the Door”, finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and “The Queen You Thought You Knew”. Rabbi Fohrman spent his childhood years in the San Francisco Bay Area – where he reveled in the opportunity to hike in Yosemite National Park. He currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and children (but is still game to head back to Yosemite at a moment’s notice).

Aleph Beta also hosts Bar/Bat Mitzvah study programs. 

Aleph Beta has other presenters, such as Dr. Erica Brown, R. Hayyim Angel, and Rabbi David Aaron. 

Aleph Beta Academy is generously supported by the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Studies.

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Videos available online.
Denomination: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Community, Pluralistic
open for all; presenters are Orthodox
Length of program: Enrichment
Each video is between 4-10 minutes in length. Discussion questions are available.
Training Required before implementation: Not necessary
Support provided: As needed
Cost: Limited – Free, Basic – $7.50 annual, Premium – $15 annual

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