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  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    I know this experience is going to be magical...

    Posted by Madeline Lemchen on 09.13.20
    I know this experience is going to be magical and I hope to make long lasting friendships and memories that will stay with me forever. My biggest goal for this program is to become friends with everyone and try something new every day. I'm nervous for some of the hikes and how we will do during this pandemic, but I know the positive experience will out way the nerves.
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    Pre-trip expectations,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    What really stood out to me was hearing about how powerful it is to learn about Jewish history right where it happened.

    Posted by Sydney Somers on 09.13.20
    As a fellow, you have pre/during/post program responsibilities. An example of a pre-trip responsibility is participating in Plant Your Way To Israel, a great fundraising opportunity where half of the money you raise goes to JNF and the other half gets set aside for your trip. When in Israel, you get to practice your writing skills by writing a weekly blog and participate in a special leadership class once a week.
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    Pre-trip expectations,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    I am so excited to leave for Israel in less than a week!

    Posted by Talia Hartman on 09.13.20
    I decided to go to Israel because I want to explore and learn all about the holy land. I hope to come out of this experience having knowledge on everything in Israel. Specifically, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I want to come home and have the knowledge to educate other people from my experience.
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    Pre-trip expectations,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    I have not felt this excited in so long!

    Posted by Meital Perlin on 09.13.20
    It’s almost a week until I leave. I have not felt this excited in so long! I’ve been waiting all summer to have this experience; and here I am finally packing and getting all my stuff together. After an unusual end of school year I am so ready to be back as a student again.
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    Pre-trip expectations,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    Hey! I’m Ruby and this year I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a fellowship to attend school in Israel!

    Posted by Ruby McConnell on 09.13.20
    Hey! I’m Ruby and this year I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a fellowship to attend school in Israel! I’ve never been, however, since I was very little I was always so envious of my two older siblings who got to participate in the AMHSI program. My brother came back from his trip and gave me a chocolate bar that he’d purchased in Israel.
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    Goals,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Washington State

    It is unreal to think that my twin sister and I are leaving the country in less than a week!

    Posted by Jordan Somers on 09.09.20
    I am so excited to be spending my fall semester of sophomore year in Israel! It is unreal to think that my twin sister and I are leaving the country in less than a week! I hope to make lifelong friends and have the chance to meet Jewish teens from across the world. This is important to me because there are not a lot of Jewish teens at my public high school, which means I have to actively seek out connections with other Jewish teens.
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  • AMHSI Staff & Educators

    Teaching Layers of History

    Posted by Akiva Gersh on 07.17.20
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    AMHSI, inspiration, Israel, Jerusalem, Tiyul,
  • AMHSI Staff & Educators

    My Muss-iversary

    Posted by Benjy Behrman on 06.26.20
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  • Photo Journalism Blog

    Even though I am not Israeli, I am Jewish so it felt good to help those similar to me

    Posted by Maya Foonberg on 03.04.20
    Lastly, Emek Tzurim was super interesting because we always see archaeological digs, but to actually be apart of one was really cool.
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    2020, Israel, Milken, volunteer,
  • Photo Journalism Blog

    I hope that when I look at it I’m always reminded to give to others and not take from them.

    Posted by Gabi Bekhrad on 03.04.20
    We also visited an artist who conveys themes from the Kabbalah through his art. I bought one of his paintings that really spoke to me and I hope that when I look at it I’m always reminded to give to others and not take from them.
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    2020, Israel, Living classroom, Milken,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    The most unique part of this experience of HSI is the feeling of your classroom coming alive.

    Posted by Lauren Naselsky on 03.04.20
    Coming on this program in Israel, has given me so much more educational opportunities than I could receive back In the United States. Not only are the things we are learning about so different than anything I would be learning in a public high school, but also the ability for us to be able to visit these sites, that hold so much historical significance is so extraordinary
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    My tips for school are.. - by Halle Schwartzman

    Posted by Halle Schwartzman on 03.04.20
    One tip I can give anyone coming abroad is always have your wallet, and I mean always. It takes a few days to get a new card and also it just isn’t a good feeling because you have nothing. Another tip, download a converter app. I have one called Currency and it hasn’t done me wrong. One more tip, just be responsible. Just because everyone is going out every night doesn’t mean you have to also. The food on campus won’t kill you
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    "How to - A Student's Guide to Life in Israel" - by Jordyn Grunfeld

    Posted by Jordyn Grunfeld on 03.04.20
    With time management and money skills, there shouldn’t be many other problems on this trip because these are definitely smart, independent skills teenagers should learn in their life!
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    Welcome to your all inclusive, exotic, and refreshing “how to” guide for your time in Israel.

    Posted by Gabrielle Leon on 03.04.20
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    "How to - A Student's Guide to Life in Israel" - by Lauren Naselsky

    Posted by Lauren Naselsky on 03.04.20
    By managing your time, keeping up with your classes and making the best out of your time here at AMHSI you will have the best trip ever.
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    "How to - A Student's guide to Life in Israel" - by Jacob Brownstein

    Posted by Jacob Brownstein on 03.04.20
    In my opinion, time management is the single most important skill one can and should develop on this trip. Each day on campus I face a similar “dilemma”: do I stay in and get work done or experience all that the amazing town of Hod HaSharon has to offer?
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    “How to” Life in Israel - by Sofia Masri

    Posted by Sofia Masri on 03.04.20
    When I got to Israel everything was new to me. Yes, I had been to Israel before, but going to school in Israel and taking classes is a whole different type of experience. You are forced to learn how to manage your time between school and friends, and you have to learn when to prioritize what. It is very easy to fall behind if you are not smart about time management, so that is one of the things you learn how to do first, in my opinion. For example, we have to write photo journals after each tiyul (field trip), and because we go on tiyulim so frequently, it is hard to find time to write them. I have found that writing them on the bus rides home are the most efficient.
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    Going out of your comfort zone will make your trip unforgettable

    Posted by Brooke Ashdale on 03.04.20
    This experience is truly one of a kind, and as I begin my sixth week here, my heart breaks knowing I'll be heading home in a few weeks. I cannot stress enough that going out of your comfort zone and making the most out of every experience handed to you will make your trip unforgettable.
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    "How to - A Student's guide to Life in Israel" by Morey Averill

    Posted by Morey Averill on 03.03.20
    To some extent, I said the most important skills to have or learn to develop on this trip are time management, so you do not get constantly swamped with work, as well as finding good friends who can help you through tough times and cheer you up. Along with being there to help you study and as resources to help you with anything from school to life.
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,
  • Impact Fellowship Blog

    Philadelphia

    I have created a “Students Guide to Life in Israel” to help incoming students be successful here at Muss.

    Posted by Alex Gindea on 03.03.20
    Being on campus at HSI has honestly been a phenomenal experience. I have already made so many memories on this trip and have learned important values of Judaism which will last a lifetime. However, keeping up with all the work is essential to having a great experience. Based on my experience so far, I have created a “Students Guide to Life in Israel” to help incoming students be successful here at Muss.
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    2020, February Session, HSI Life, Philadelphia,