A Day in Core Class with Mordechai Cohen, May 4,  Spring Semester 2015

The AMHSI core curriculum is an intense study of Israel and 4,000 years of Jewish history and comprises the main component of the AMHSI program.  Through engaging classroom study and exciting trips to the sites where history took place, students use Israel as a living classroom to explore their heritage. After three months in Israel, […]

Milken at the Ballot Box

While Israel is a special country to visit at anytime, it is particularly exciting to vist during election season.  Israel’s populace is known as being knowledgable and opinionated about politics and it is exciting to speak with anyone and everyone about their political views. On Tuesday, March 17, when the nation headed to the ballot […]

Purim: Bringing Jews Together

By Akiva Gersh, AMHSI Israel Core Instructor __ What is the greatestthreat facing the Jewish people?  Therise in anti-Semitism in Europe?  The nuclear threat from Iran? Looking back approximately 2500 years at the story of Purim can help us to find an answer.   But first, we need to ask another question (very Jewish, I […]

Megilat ‘Hester’:  The nature of empowerment

By Reuven Spero __ Purim is the holiday of hester panim – see the similarity to the name Esther?  Hester panim means the hiding of G-d’s face. It’s not that G-d isn’t there; it’s just that his or her face is hidden.  The book of Megilat Esther is the only book of the Tanach where […]

Weekly Update, Mar. 1-6

Last week at AMHSI… Milken TIF students headed to the north to visit a Crusader castle and to explore the city of Tzfat.  They then turned around and headed to Jerusalem where they explored aspects of Jewish communal living and tzedakah at Yad LeKashish (Lifeline for the Elderly) and Pantry Packers, where they helped bag […]

Interview with Seth Niedermayer (Alumnus, Winter 2000)

It is always exciting to see our alumni return to campus and SethNiedermayer’s (Winter 2000) visit was a special one! Seth and his fiancée, Samantha Himmelman, both lawyers in NYC, were in Israel on vacation when they decided to spontaneously visit the AMHSI campus.  Samantha said it was important for her to see where the […]

Interview with Zach Rosenzweig, AMHSI Alumnus Weber 2004

Zach Rosenzweig at Har Ben Tal in Israel on his AMHSI-Weber trip Hi Zach, Could you share with a bit about yourself? I’m 28 years-old and I came to AMHSI with The Weber School from Atlanta,GA during the last 3 months of my Senior Year. I then went to Brandeis in 2004 for my BA […]

A Day in Core Class:  Reuven Spero and Milken TIF

Today, after reviewing a quiz students had on the topics of the previous week and eating freshly picked clementines from Reuven’s home, class opened with a question that struck right at the heart of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel:  Why should you raise your child Jewish? This question was the corresponding discussion to […]