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We are really excited to return to in-person ALMA programming this Fall. We plan to meet exclusively outdoors this Fall on our beautiful property which includes Abundance Farm.

Our program serves children from 3 yrs through 10th grade. Classes for pre-K through 1st grade meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00. Children 2nd grade and up meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00 as well as Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30. 

For more information and to register click here. 

To see our COVID protocols click here.

To access our ALMA calendar click here.


Questions?  Contact Interim ALMA Director, Aram Rubenstein-Gillis at

ALMA means 'world' in Aramaic and 'soul' in Ladino. At ALMA, we believe that Judaism matters, and that Jewish life and tradition has the potential to add profound meaning and richness to the lives of our students and families. We take a fresh approach to Jewish education. We engage our students' neshamot (souls) and empower our students to engage with Jewish tradition as a lens for awe, and as motivation and guidance for action in the world.

Our dynamic curriculum for students from pre-school through 10th grade, engages students in an active exploration of Jewish life and tradition through learning about Jewish values, Jewish time, and Jewish customs. Our students learn songs and prayers, create ritual objects, and get their hands dirty on our chava (Abundance Farm). Our Ivrit (Hebrew) specialist works with ALMA students to develop fluent decoding and our Tefillah (prayer) specialist helps students build comfort with traditional and contemporary Jewish prayers and songs. 

We believe that our students must genuinely enjoy themselves in order to learn and develop a love of Jewish life and tradition. Our passionate staff works hard to create a culture that is joyful, in which our students and their families feel respected, engaged and inspired.

ALMA is a diverse community. We are proud to have LGBTQIA, BIPOC, blended and interfaith families. CBI Membership is not a pre-requisite for participation in ALMA. 


The world is sustained solely through the breath of the children when they are learning in school alongside their teachers. – Talmud, Shabbat 119b

Fall Electives (Chuggim)

About ALMA Chuggim (electives):
In addition to our ALMA core classes, ALMA educators are excited to offer you different Chuggim (electives) each trimester!  This fall, all Chuggim will be held outside and masked.

Jewish Medicine Making Chug
Open to 4th-6th graders
Oct 6 - Nov 17
7 sessions, Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm
Taught by Rebecca Leung at Abundance Farm
$75.00 for CBI members and $150.00 for non-members

Hamitbach! - The Kitchen! Conversational Hebrew through Cooking
Open to 7th-9th graders
Sep 13 - Oct 18
6 sessions, Mondays 4-5:30 pm
Taught by Danelle Barbibay outside CBI 
$120.00 for CBI members and $150.00 for non-members

For more information and to register

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