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 […]

How to prepare yourself for high school abroad in Israel?

Next stop – Israel!  Prepare yourself for the experience of your life! Get on the plane, hand over your ticket and passport, and get moving to high school in Israel. So how do you prepare yourself for Israel? Learn Hebrew. Not too much because you’ll be doing a lot of that with the natives, but […]

Why Israel now has more trees than it did 100 years ago?

Want to know why Israel is one of the only two countries that now has more trees than it did 100 years ago? AMHSI students made this funny video to explain: Or go to Today is the new year of the trees. This Tu B’SHvat our students planted a tree in honor of every other participant […]

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 […]

Heart in the East

Before coming to Israel, I would have identified myself as a Jewish American rather than an American Jew. I used to feel more connected to my nationality because I didn’t really understand how much my ancestors fought to remain Jewish and allow for me to be Jewish today. The Jews were constantly fighting Hellenism, both […]