Interview with Amy and Lee, AMHSI Alum, Fall 1999

Amy. left, and Lee What grade were both of you in when you attended AMHSI?  ​Lee and I were in the Fall 1999 session. I left for Israel the second day of my junior year of high school; Lee was a senior.  My teacher was David and Lee’s was Dov. How did you first meet […]

Weekly Update, March 22 – 26

This is what happened at the AMHSI campus last week… Last week, CESJDS students were in Prague, the second half of their trip through Eastern Europe to learn about Jewish life in the region and the Holocuast.  Students returned to campus on Monday night and prepared for a busy week traveling in Israel.  Students learned […]

Rashi School 8th Graders Get a Taste of the AMHSI Experience

While a two-week trip can’t compare to the typical eight-week AMHSI travel/study experience, touring the country with AMHSI educator, Yossi Katz is an unforgetable experience. 8th grade students at the Rashi School, a Boston-area, Reform, K-8 Jewish day school, come to Israel for a memorable experience to cement their years at the school before departing […]

What Passover is all about

By Reuven Spero Other holidays are easier to write about.  They are often more limited and more focused.  Pesah is not: in some ways, it is the most cosmic and at the same time, most personal of our holidays. We are commanded to read ourselves into the narrative, to see ourselves, each and every man, […]

Interview with Daniel Woznica, Milken TIF 2015

Daniel Woznica is a Milken Tiferet Israel Fellow in the 10th grade at Milken Community High School in Los Angeles.   For Daniel, one of the best parts of his experience with AMHSI in Israel so far has been the ability to “learn about history within its context.”  As part of the Core Curriculum, AMHSI students […]

Interview with Nadav Harari, Spring Semester 2015

Nadav Harari lives with his family in Agoura Hills, CA and is in the 11th grade at Agoura Hills High School.   Nadav already had a close connection with Israel as one side of his family is Israeli and he grew up speaking Hebrew at home.   He recently spent the Pesach vacation with his […]

Interview with Jake Stein, Spring 2015

Jake Stein Jake Stein is from Madison, WI and is in the 11th grade at James Madison Memorial High School. With the AMHSI campus closed for the holiday, Jake, like many of his friends, spent the Passover break with family friends in Israel.  Being in Israel for the Jewish holidays is a very special experience. […]

Week of April 12 – 16

A few photos from last week in the AMHSI community: Welcome to Israel, April Session! We also welcomed San Diego Jewish Academy!  This week they are in Poland and will be in Israel for the rest of their trip very soon! This is what Spring Semester students were up to during their first week back […]

Week of April 19 – 23

This is what happened last week in the AMHSI community: All of our FIVE sessions celebrated Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut in Israel! AMHSI April and Spring sessions, Milken TIF and San Diego Jewish Academy students went to the MASA English-language ceremony at Latrun for the Tuesday evening ceremony.  CESJDS students volunteering at Hava VeAdam […]

Weekly Updated, April 26 – 30

Last week, at the AMHSI campus… April Session students went to Jerusalem and the great archaeological find of Masada! San Diego Jewish Academy students also started the week at Masada before heading north to visit another site built by the famous King Herod, Caesarea. They spent time learning about Druze culture, before departing for the […]