Weekly Update, Dec. 21-26

BJE spent most of the week exploring different parts of Israel.   They started out volunteering with the JDC by visiting the elderly, before heading to Yad V’shem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.  They then headed back to the coast for some time exploring Jaffa and Tel Aviv.  Afterwards, they headed up north to the beach at […]

Interview with Julianna Lamm, December Session student

Julianna posing on a mountain top on an AMHSI hike Q:  I saw an amazing photo of you recently from an AMHSI tiyyul where you were posing on a cliff against the sunset.  How long have you been dancing?   A:  I have been dancing, since I was 3 years old. Q:  What kind of […]

An AMHSI Love Story

Vanessa and Marty Friedman in their HSI t-shirts December 2, 1985 “Hi, I’m Marty Friedman.  What’s your name?” I was sitting on an Israel bound El Al flight with my friends from Miami Killian High School, and we glanced at the 16 year old guy in the aisle. We looked around…was he talking to us? […]

10th of Tevet

By Reuven Spero New Years Day this year corresponded with the tenth of the Hebrew month of Tevet, marked on the Jewish calendar as a minor fast day.   What does this mean? There are three days of the yearly cycle that are fast days connected with commemorating (using memory) the destruction of the 1st […]

Weekly Updates, Dec. 28 – Jan. 1

Last week at AMHSI… BJE visited Eilat, hiked the Red Canyon, climbed Har Tzfachot, and visited Givat Haviva. Bialik went to Mitzpe Gadot, hiked the Zavitan, learned about the security situation in the north at Misgav Am, visited the national military cemetery at Har Hertzel, and ended their trip with free time in Jerusalem before returning home. […]

AMHSI Alumni Couple Return to Campus

Glenn and Nancy Marin met as high school seniors on an AMHSI trip in November of 1977.  They then went on to marry, raise a family, and finally to return to the AMHSI campus as part of their trip to Israel for their daughter’s wedding who made aliyah.  Following a tour on campus to see […]

AMHSI alumni and brothers who made aliyah, Asher and Elon Zlotnik

Asher and Elon, both went to Milken, a Jewish Community School in LA Californina, both came on AMHSI and both enlisted in the IDF (with Elon still serving).  Asher (left) is the older brother. He paved the way by coming to AMHSI in 2007. It was his idea and his parents were not understanding at first. “Why […]

Weekly Update, Jan. 4 – 8

Our campus was very quiet last week as we’re just about between sessions.  Spring semester, February session, and Milken and JDS, and other programs will all be arriving soon! __ Last week, at AMHSI… BJE spent their final 3 days of their summer trip with a cold, rainy visit up north to the Golan where […]

Weekly Update, Dec. 14-19

Last week, Fall Semester made dinner by enacting the Israeli version of the television show, Master Chef, went to the Goland, and visited the JNF protected indoor recreational area in Sderot. December Session visited Masada, Jerusalem and the caves at Bet Guvrin! Bialik students volunteered at “Save a Child’s Heart” a non-profit organization that funds […]