ALMA acquaints non-affiliated and secular Jews and Israelis with the wealth of Hebrew Culture as a relevant and vital element of today's Jewish identity and Israeli society. Through vibrant study programming and community outreach projects, ALMA engages thousands of Israelis and fosters hundreds of influential cultural agents of change that leverage our impact.
For the past 15 years, ALMA is at the forefront of the movement to reclaim and revive the Jewish great bookshelf, re-positioning Hebrew Culture as a contemporary and relevant element of Jewish identity in Israel and abroad.
ALMA offers a varied study program covering the many fields of Hebrew and Jewish Culture: Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Jewish mysticism including Kabbalah and Hassidic texts, Piyut, Jewish Philosophy – from the Middle Ages to the present time, and modern Literature – Jewish, Hebrew, Israeli. Interwoven into the Alma study program are key aspects of World Culture such as Literature, History, Philosophy and History of the Arts.
Fellowship Program - Alma’s scholarships target high quality immigrant and Israeli-born graduates of Art schools or social sciences/humanities majors, immersed in the Tel Aviv/Israeli cultural scene. They demonstrate the potential to become leading agents of change in their respective fields.
Artists Beit Midrash
Alma-designed framework for turning the Jewish and Hebrew sources into sources of inspiration for artists, musicians, novelists, poets, filmmakers, etc. The artists' exposure to the origins of Jewish and Hebrew Culture coupled with their experience of studying with colleagues from a variety of artistic and cultural disciplines, offers an undeniable contribution to their creative development and yields the kind of artistic creations craved by Israeli culture.
Hebrew Culture program in English
Alma invites non-Ivrit speakers to gain a unique and meaningful taste of the Alma experience. Discover our fresh approach to engaging with Jewish sources, and to exploring the ideas and dilemmas affecting Israeli and Jewish identity today. Focusing on a specific cultural theme, each course offers a colourful mosaic of Jewish and Israeli perspectives and contexts, with every session shedding a different light on the theme at the heart of the course. For more information click here