Akhlah, the Jewish children’s learning network, is an important resource created to provide Jewish children and their families access to the prayers, stories and rituals that have bound Jews together around the world and through the ages. Akhlah is specifically designed for the youngest and least knowledgeable among us, while maintaining scrupulous attention to the details of the subject matter.
Children and others who wish to learn about Judaism will find that Akhlah offers a comprehensive yet non-sectarian perspective. Akhlah does not subscribe to any of the three branches of Judaism– Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform– but celebrates them all. We wish to provide information about the traditions and practices of all the major branches of Judaism, for although the vagaries of geography and circumstance have spread these branches in different directions, when we look back, we share the common bonds of ancestors, history and language: these are the roots of our Tree of Life.
We feel that this information is too dear and too vital to water down with commercialism. That is why Akhlah does not, and will not, have any banners or other advertising. Nor will visitors to this site ever have to worry about their names or addresses ever appearing on commercial mailing lists.
Akhlah is determined to become a comprehensive knowledge base. We are gathering together talented Jews from around the world and across all disciplines – scholars, writers, illustrators, educators and others – to pull together an accurate and entertaining process that invites and involves children with Judaism. The joy of learning Judaism should be part of the joy of Judaism, and if the paths to the Aleph-Bet and the Torah are fun, they will be more frequently travelled.
Akhlah is a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the IRS since September of 2000 that relies on the generosity of individuals and others who want a site for Jewish learning free from commercialism.
Akhlah is free to use for educational purposes within your classroom. You may use the text and graphics that you find on the site for individual classroom use, with attribution and full credit to Akhlah, Inc. Pages may not be used as part of printed publications, booklets or compilations without the express consent of Akhlah, Inc.
You are not allowed to mirror pages, graphics or parts thereof for use on other sites without the express consent of Akhlah. Content and graphics are copyrighted materials.
Akhlah strives to include access to our site from most browsers. We are in the process of improving access so that they are compliant with 508 Guidelines.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
Access Key h – Akhlah’s Homepage
Access Key t – TaNach Section (Children’s Parsha)
Access Key j – Jewish Holidays
Access Key a – Aleph Bet (Hebrew for Children)
Access Key i – Israel For Children
Access Key c – Jewish Heroes
Access Key r – Jewish Traditions