Why Israel now has more trees than it did 100 years ago?

Want to know why Israel is one of the only two countries that now has more trees than it did 100 years ago? AMHSI students made this funny video to explain: Or go to https://youtu.be/kPhvQAfFG6I. Today is the new year of the trees. This Tu B’SHvat our students planted a tree in honor of every other participant […]

The David Project

We had the opportunity to Interview Executive Director of The David Project and  AMHSI alumnus Phillip Brodsky.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Phil Brodsky, 31, from Charlotte, North Carolina. I went to University of North Carolina for undergrad and graduated in 2005. After college, I worked at the Director of Programming for Alpha […]

The Five Layers of Tu B’Shvat – A Sweet Taste of Jewish History

Written by Aubrey Isaacs, Israel Studies educator at the JNF-Alexander Muss High School in Israel   Of the festivals in the Jewish calendar, Tu B’Shvat is considered a minor celebration, in a different league from days such as Rosh Hashanah or Pesach. But as a reflection of our long history Tu B’Shvat is unparalleled. The […]

JNF Presidents’ Mission visits AMHSI

By Zack Lichten On behalf of AMHSI we would like to thank the JNF Presidents’ Mission for allowing us to host the Mission participants at our Hod HaSharon campus. The visit included a campus tour (albeit in the pouring rain), meeting our fall semester students, and having a traditional Israeli home-cooked meal while AMHSI staff […]

Register on Tu B’Shvat & Receive a Special Gift!

JNF-Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a college prep study abroad program where Israel is the classroom. Tu B’Shvat is around the corner! Make sure to sign up to get more info before or on Tu B’Shvat (January 24-25, 2016), and you will be entered into a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Tell […]

AMHSI Summer 2014 student Eden Moskna found her #MussMagic meditating in the desert. #HSI #AMHSI #Israel #MussMagic (at Alexander Muss High School Israel)


The lady can really rock a kippah 2. There’s no telling of how many bad wigs she owns 3. The lady already speaks Hebrew 4. She looks good in uniform 5. And like most good Israelis, she already picked up her gas mask 6. The lady loves to cook 7. Not only that, she makes a mean brisket 8. The lady prefers […]

Why study abroad in high school?

To study or not to study abroad, that’s the REAL question! For many students at the beginning of adulthood, deciding to study in high school abroad is one of those decisions that keeps them up at night, imagining the amazing adventure and endless options. You can almost feel you’re there, smell the exotic food and […]

Gilly Blais

Gilly Blais (Gillian Blais) is currently studying at Alexander Muss High School in Israel. She is a student at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro North Carolina.  This past summer Gilly has recorded a heartfelt tribute to the Israeli soldiers fallen as a result of the Operation Protective Edge:  We sat down with Gilly because […]