Deputy Head of Mission at Australian Embassy Visits HSI

On Monday, December 9, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, James McGarry, visited the HSI campus and shared some of his thoughts on Australia’s relationship with Israel and his life in Israel since joining the embassy staff in July with Australian schools, BJE and Emanuel, who are currently on campus.   McGarry […]

Bialik Visit Weizmann Institute and Stratasys

Boys from Bialik traveled to the Science Park in Rehovot to visit the Israeli offices of Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems. They were able to learn about modern day printing and how the printers can produce plastics, metals, and even food! Meanwhile, the Bialik girls met with Dr. Neta Regev-Rudzki at […]

Interview with Mayim Bialik About Her New Cookbook

By Yael Tamar I recently had a chance to interview my favorite TV actor Mayim Bialik. I was eager to speak with her ever since she has published her vegan cookbook Mayim’s Vegan Table, featuring simple and easy-to-do vegan recipes of delicious foods for anyone wishing to move toward a healthier plant-based diet. Besides being an […]

Weekly Update, Dec. 7-11

Yossi made sure that Weber was pumped for their first tiyyul to Tel Gezer!  Students later that week scaled Masada for an early morning service and learning! December Session students hiked up Mt. Gilboa before traveling south for their first glimpse of Jerusalem! BJE students organized activities with disadvantaged youth at the Jaffa Institute before heading […]

Weber School students had a wonderful meeting with Israeli peers, from Atlanta’s sister-city of Yokneam, who planned a great get together!  They participated in ice breaker activities to get to know each other a bit better, followed by a musical presentation by some of the Israelis.  This prompted a musical presentation by some of the […]

Interview with Mihal Levinas, December 2014 Session

Mihal is from Bethesda, MD and is a student at Walt Whitman High School.  She is attending the AMHSI December 2014 session.  I caught up with Mihal for a few minutes and had a chance to hear how her Israel trip is going so far. Mihal (center) with friends from her program on a hike […]

AMHSI students enjoyed a Hanukkah party on campus!  Great music, food and atmosphere! (Source:

Blog by BJE Students Detailing Their Israeli Journey

Every day, BJE students write a blog post to share their experiences with family and friends back home.  Read below for most recent day’s post and click over to the BJE blog to read about previous days! __ Day 25 – Zoe Guenzl   After the intensity of yesterday’s classes, dragging myself out of bed […]

Summer ’11 Alumni Return to AMHSI

Sarah Marasco, a current student at Tel Aviv University studying Middle Eastern, Modern Jewish and Israeli Studies and Benjamin Shpurker, a Virginia Tech student who came to Israel this winter break on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip dropped by Hod HaSharon to visit with AMHSI staff and to see the campus.  We caught up with Sarah and […]