Farewell Speeches from CESJDS 2018

CESJDS 2018 students spoke eloquently about their teachers, Akiva Gersh and Elhanan Brown, during their end of session banquet. Take a look at what they wrote:   Akiva Gersh Everlasting light. Spiritual. Inspirational. Peaceful. Selfless. Jewish mentor Passionate  Life changing Good shabbas Motivating kind full of wisdom accepting and open minded genuine impactful spiritual leader […]

Reflecting on AMHSI

Article by Ruby Bender, February 2018 and Impact Fellow It’s eighty degrees out. The air outside smells like citrus and sweet perfume, and flowers cover the highway. Not flowers you see here, but big exotic flowers that are vibrant and blooming and can be seen miles away. The scenery flies by as the car zooms […]

Judaism and Bolivia

Noah Daniel Alumnus of Milken Tiferet session, 2015 A couple weeks ago, I was reminded of something my teacher at AMHSI, Reuven Spero, once said: “you can’t experience a culture by going somewhere and staying in a fancy hotel for a week or two. If you really want to get to know a culture, live […]

The Next Generation & Continuous Revelation: Less Theory, More Experiential – as published in The Times of Israel, June 17, 2016

By Rabbi Leor Sinai, Co-CEO at AMHSI Transmission of Jewish continuity and Israel connectivity does not take place in the formal classroom setting on its own.  Israel and Jewish education must include an experiential component; it is through experientialism that our children explore and discover meaning that they can connect to. Transmission to the recipient […]

Israel Adult Journey by Cary Shoob, Georgia

I have just returned from a trip to Israel, where I never felt so safe in all my life.  There was a peaceful feeling I got when the plane was landing and for some reason, tears were in my eyes. For so many years, my brother Steven and I said we would go each year […]

Israel Adult Journey by Dr. Stuart Lipman, Florida

I have just completed my Alexander Muss High School in Israel Adult Journey. This eleven day trip was my first exposure to AMHSI. I have been to Israel almost a dozen times, having traveled here both on my own, and under the auspices of various JEWISH organizations or tour groups. It is only with the […]

Dear Child by AMHSI Spring Fellow Channie Goldman

Dear Child, You recently asked me, as a result of your suffering from it, why I chose to raise you as a Jew? Or in simpler words, why is it worth it to be a Jew when carrying that title automatically makes for a more turbulent life? I do not think words can suffice in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]