Set against a pastoral, picturesque backdrop of green forest and sparkling river, and located in a stunning, modern building, Alumim Home for Jewish Children offers Jewish orphans and abandoned children a place to call home. The children enjoy the tranquil country atmosphere, pristine air, and beauty of nature which inspires creativity and a desire to grow and develop.
Alumim’s campus, consisting of 130 dunam, boasts a soccer field, sports equipment, playground, and scattered tables and benches beneath the shade of tall, leafy trees. The campus is comprised of several buildings including the central dormitory, housing for educational faculty, cafeteria, main kitchen, reception and event hall, medical center, treatment rooms, synagogue, and visitor apartments.
The dormitory itself was attractively built and designed with the goals of imbuing warmth and happiness into the lives of the orphaned and destitute. It is built to accommodate six groups of twelve children in six apartments. Each apartment is comprised of four spacious bedrooms, a counselor’s room, activity room and den for playing and homework, dining room, kitchenette, and spacious lavatory. Rooms are comfortably-equipped with quality furniture and modern amenities.
Each apartment unit is uniquely designed for a specific age group. A team of talented designers invested thought and care to select age-appropriate color scheme, furniture, and accessories. It’s the little things that count. Careful attention to detail ensures an emphasis on a cozy, homey atmosphere. Our children can prepare themselves a hot drink in the kitchenette, curl up on a soft couch with a book, or play games and celebrate birthday parties in Alumim’s spacious lobby. Apartments are also equipped with computers for educational purposes and recreation, modern stereo systems, and bookcases bursting with age-appropriate books and music discs. Most group activities take place in the comfort of the apartment units, and occasionally, even dinner is served there as well.
Daily life for Alumim’s beneficiaries is centralized in the dormitory area—the children’s one and only home, and they also enjoy all the benefits of regular life—and more—on campus.
The majority of extra-curricular activities that are open both to Alumim children and children who live in a regular family framework, including day camps, sleep-away camps, activities and special events, take place in other campus buildings.