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Alliance Community Reboot (ACRe)

Rebuilding Jewish Farm Community in Alliance, NJ
Open until midnight on Thursday
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2nd Annual ACRe Chanukah Party @ Alliance Synagogue

Dec 28, 2019 – Dec 28, 2019

Join ACRe at the historic Alliance Synagogue for a Chanukah party! Havdalah service, hot latkes and live music with Ami Yares and band.

Celebrate the 7th night of Chanukah with ACRe at the historic Alliance Synagogue in South Jersey! Just 40 minutes from Philadelphia and Cherry Hill.

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3rd Annual ACRe Sukkot Harvest Holiday! Music by Ami Yares

Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019

Join us for a sit-down concert inside the historic Alliance Synagogue, featuring a selection of traditional and original songs by Ami Yares.
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Come join ACRe’s 3rd Annual Sukkot Harvest celebration! South Jersey native and chicken farmer descendant AMI YARES and his band return for...

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Yom Kippur 5780: Learn, Fast with Arthur Kurzweil

Oct 9, 2019 – Oct 9, 2019

Take a break from your regular Yom Kippur services for something different. Learn with renowned Talmudic scholar Arthur Kurzweil.

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On the holiest day of the year, study the central text of Jewish tradition in Alliance Synagogue, a historic space where Jews have prayed and studied...

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About Us

Alliance Community Reboot (ACRe), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to rebuild Jewish farm-based community in South New Jersey, on the site of the Alliance Colony, the first Jewish agricultural society in North America.

In 1882 a group of 43 Jewish families emigrated from Russia to escape persecution and, aided by the Baron de Hirsch fund, formed The Alliance Colony in South NJ, the first Jewish agricultural community in North America. Led by Moses Bayuk, the colonists farmed successfully for several decades. Generations later, only a handful of Jewish landowners remained.

Our Journey
William and Malya Levin first conceived of Alliance Community Reboot in 2014. As the great-great grandson of Moses Bayuk, leader of the Alliance Colony, William had never truly connected with his Jewish agricultural roots or the ancestral farmland his family still owned. Inspired by their first visit to the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center for Sukkahfest, William and Malya realized they had the potential to contribute to the Jewish farming movement, which has experienced a resurgence among the younger generation of American Jews.

The ensuing years were challenging but fruitful. In 2016 the Levins purchased 50 acres of historic ancestral farmland and the adjacent farmhouse. In 2018 they acquired the neighboring historic Moses Bayuk House and in 2019 an adjacent 3.75 acres, including a 6-horse stable pole barn and paddock, part of the original Alliance Colony farmland. In August 2019, after 36 months of abstaining from prohibited synthetic substances, all 50 acres of the farmland qualify for USDA Organic Certification.

ACRe Board Members
William Levin, Co-Founder
Malya Levin, Co-Founder, General Counsel
Howard Jaffe, Farm Educator
Ahron Moeller, Master Gardener
Dan Pelberg, Consultant

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994 Gershal Ave
Pittsgrove Township, NJ 08318
United States

Business Hours

Mon:Open 24 hours
Tue:Open 24 hours
Wed:Open 24 hours
Thu:Open 24 hours
Fri:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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