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2021-22 ALMA Registration

Join ALMA 2021-22!

 

ALMA (“world” in Aramaic) is inspired Jewish education for youth and families. The 21/22 ALMA year begins on September 23rd and concludes on May 20th. Our pre-K and K/1 classes meet on Shabbat mornings from 10:00-12:00 and our 2nd-10th graders meet on Shabbat mornings from 10:00-12:00 as well as Thursdays from 3:30-5:30. Learn more about our ALMA program.

***Our Shorashim (Ages 3-5, Pre-K, Amirim (2nd/3rd) and our Ilanot (4th/5th) classes are now FULL.  Please email aram@cbinorthampton.org if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for these classes. We will be in touch should a spot open up.

At this point we are very excited about conducting ALMA in person.  We will be doing everything possible to make it possible to meet safely in person and intend, at this point, to hold our program primarily outside this Fall. 

Of course, we continue to work closely with our COVID Task Force and will be prepared to make changes as needed. We will be in touch over the coming weeks to provide updates on our plans and COVID safety protocols.

 
 
Section A: Family or Caregiver Contact Information

If there is a secondary contact, all emails and mailings will go to both contacts. In case of urgent need, the primary contact will be notified first

Section B: Student Enrollment Information
ALMA Tuition makes it possible for our program to sustain educators, specialists, and provide materials for students. Tuition does NOT cover all of our staffing and overhead needs and is significantly subsidized by CBI.  ALMA tuition fees can be paid one time annually or monthly through a payment plan.  Financial aid is available to CBI members.  Monthly payments will begin with a first payment when you submit this form.  The next payment will be on September 15 and on the 15th of the month until May 15, 2022 (10 months total).
 
ALMA Tuition Rates
  • Shorashim ("roots") (Ages 3-5, Pre-K) $950, monthly payment $95 month for 10 months
  • Nitzanim ("flower buds") (K/1)   $950, monthly payment $95 month for 10 months
  • Amirim ("bundles of grain") (2nd/3rd)  $1650, monthly payment of $165 for 10 months-Now Full, contact aramrg@gmail.com to get on a waitlist.
  • Ilanot ("trees") (4th/5th)  $1650, monthly payment of $165 for 10 months. Now Full, contact aramrg@gmail.com to get on a waitlist.
  • Rimonim ("pomegranates") (6th/7th) $1650, monthly payment of $165 for 10 months
  • Etrogim ("citrons") (8th-10th) $950, monthly payment $95 month for 10 months

Aftercare on Thursday, 2:15-3:15
This year we will be offering an hour of aftercare from 2:15-3:15 prior to ALMA which begins at 3:30. This program is open to all participating ALMA students with class on Thursdays and will include games, art and other activities. You may register for all 30 weeks now or on a weekly basis by signing up by the Monday prior to that week's Thursday classes.
$10 per or $275 for all 30 weeks

Shabbat Morning Pre-Care, 9:30-10:00
This year our program does not begin until 10:00. Synagogue services begin at 9:30 and we will be offering 30 mins of programming for enrolled ALMA students from 9:30-10:00 each week. You may register for all 27 weeks now or on a weekly basis by signing up by the Monday prior to that week's Saturday classes.
$5 per or $125 for all 27 weeks

There are also two electives, Jewish Medicine Making for 4th-6th graders and Conversational Hebrew through Cooking for 7th-9th gradersLearn more about these electives and register here
Student 1 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
If you have access to your student's IEP, please upload here for their teacher to review
Student 2 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
Student 3 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
If accessible to you, please upload your student's IEP for their teacher to review
Student 4 Information
Information will not be shared publicly. Parents will be copied on all communication to students.
Information will not be shared publicly. Students will not be contacted independently from parents.
Does your child have allergies or medications we need to know about?
Please describe allergies and medications with dosage and timing.
If you have access to your student's IEP, please upload here for their teacher to review.
Section C: Release Forms

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Section D: Additional Information
Section E: Membership

While CBI family membership is not required to enroll in ALMA, we strongly encourage it!  We are trying to build a meaningful and authentic community within ALMA. We also aim to encourage the development of strong bridges between our ALMA families and the broader community at CBI and Abundance Farm. In a world where so many people feel isolated and long for deep connection, we offer a unique, inclusive, multi-generational community that offers a wide range of services, programs and opportunities for connection.

With this in mind, we approach participation in ALMA as more than a transactional or fee-for-service relationship. By joining CBI as members you are making a powerful statement of commitment to our Jewish community and helping to ensure that we continue to thrive for generations to come.

While our community depends on membership dues to operate, we also recognize that the cost of membership may serve as an obstacle to many people. We want to say in no uncertain terms that cost should never be a barrier to membership!  We really mean this. We offer a suggested sliding scale for membership based on income which is meant to serve as a guide rather than a rule. As CBI members, you also become eligible for reduced ALMA fees. 

If you are interested in learning more about CBI membership, we would love to talk with you! If you click the box below, someone will be in touch with you shortly.

 
Section F: Payment Information

Your ALMA Tuition Total is below. Upon submission, you will have the chance to decide your payment plan.
Please contact the Executive Director, Emily Kieval, at director@cbinorthampton.org for further conversation.
Minimum Payment Due: If you are requesting financial assistance, we require a minimum $100 amount due at the time of registration.  Upon submitting this registration, you will see the payment options page where that minimum payment can be submitted.  Your registration is not complete unless the minimum payment of $100 is made.

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782