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2022-23 ALMA Registration

Join ALMA 2022-2023!

 

ALMA (“world” in Aramaic) is inspired Jewish education for youth and families. The 2022-2023 ALMA year begins on September 8th and concludes on May 25th. Our pre-K and K/1 classes meet on Shabbat (Saturday) mornings from 10:00-12:00 and our 2nd-7th 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.

NEW for teens! This year, we are very excited to be launching a new Jewish learning experience for teens (grades 8 and up). We will be sharing more information about this program in the coming weeks. 

We intend to run ALMA in person this coming year. We will be doing everything we can to make it possible to meet safely in person and intend, when circumstances permit, to hold our program outside.

We continue to work closely with our COVID Task Force and will be prepared to make changes as needed. We will keep all ALMA families informed of any updates to our plans and COVID safety protocols with as much advance notice as possible. 


Registration for Those Seeking Financial Assistance.

Please click on this link to complete the application for enrollment and notifies Rabbi Ariella Rosen of your interest in receiving financial assistance.  No payment will be required to finalize your application.

We strive to make sure that CBI membership is accessible for any financial situation. To discuss CBI membership, please contact Amy Stein, Engagement Coordinator at amy@cbinorthampton.org

Please do not complete the application below if you are seeking financial assistance.  Please go to 2022-23 ALMA Registration-Financial Aid - Form - Congregation B'nai Israel (cbinorthampton.org)
 
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, 2023 (10 months total).
 
ALMA Tuition Rates
  • Shorashim ("roots") (Ages 3-5, Pre-K) $980, monthly payment $98 month for 10 months
  • Nitzanim ("flower buds") (K/1)   $980, monthly payment $98 month for 10 months
  • Amirim ("bundles of grain") (2nd/3rd)  $1700, monthly payment of $170 for 10 months.
  • Ilanot ("trees") (4th/5th)  $1700, monthly payment of $170 for 10 months. 
  • Rimonim ("pomegranates") (6th/7th) $1700, monthly payment of $170 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.
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

By typing my name, I have read and understand the above statement.

By typing my name, I have read and understand the above statement.
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.

 
All ALMA families are invited to participate in PJ Library! A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends award winning, age-appropriate, FREE Jewish books to your home. Please check the box below if you do not want to be auto-enrolled to receive books from PJ Library. For more info on PJ books for ages 8 and under, check out pjlibrary.org and for PJ Our Way books for ages 9-12, check out pjourway.org.
Please note that in order to enroll your child, we will be sharing your name(s), your child(ren)'s name(s) and birthday(s), your contact information and mailing address with the PJ Library team 
Section F: Payment Information

Your ALMA Tuition Total is below. Upon submission, you will have the chance to decide your payment plan.

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