ALMA is a special program helping young women post secondary school from difficult circumstances who are at risk, cope with and prepare for their future education and lives.

This year the JWA has sponsored an educational scholarship at ALMA.  Anna Foxman, a 21 year old graduate of Hadasa Neurim boarding school, was chosen as the scholarship beneficiary. Anna shows great resilience and commitment in her life, and has been an exemplary student and soldier despite her personal hardships.

JWA is sponsoring her tuition for her Bachelors Degree in Education this year, as she hopes to become an educator who will help youth at risk.

The sponsorship award ceremony was held in Israel Thursday March 22, 2018 as part of the Israeli Spirit Scholarship ceremony.

Scholarship Award Ceremony
Anna Foxman and Riva Fridman of Spirit of Israel  
For Israelis, placement in the IDF has a significant impact on life choices far beyond military service, including courses of post-secondary study and career paths. Pre-Army Academies are an entry way to higher roles, allowing soldiers to forge necessary connections and skills. However, academies are often inaccessible to Israelis from underprivileged backgrounds.

Alma Pre-Army Academy for Female leadership.

Alma prepares young women from socially and economically marginalized Israeli communities for meaningful military service, as well as future leadership and success. Alma offers a curriculum based on Jewish culture, identity, and leadership that builds self-confidence, sense of purpose, and understanding of their important place in Jewish history. Alma helps participants access the tools, skills, and networks that they need to in order to succeed in Israeli society as empowered women and active citizens. Advocating for them directly to the IDF, Alma paves their way into high level positions and changes their trajectories for a lifetime.

JWA 2017 Beneficiary Visits