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Hollywood Executive Brett Ratner Funds Scholarships

Thanks to a generous donation from Hollywood director and producer Brett Ratner, Los Angeles area students will have an opportunity to experience floating in the Dead Sea, climbing to the top of Masada, winding through Jerusalem’s Old City, savoring the flavors of Israeli cuisine, making lifelong friends from all over the world, and all the while keeping up with their studies. The students will attend Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI-JNF), a Jewish National Fund academic institute and premier study abroad program for high school students. Through the Greater Los Angeles Impact Fellowship, students can earn credit for school while having the experience of a lifetime.

Ratner, an AMHSI-JNF alumnus, is one of Hollywood’s most successful film directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, and music video directors. Among his many accolades, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. He is also the co-founder of RatPac Entertainment, a film finance production and media company. And now, he is generously sponsoring Greater Los Angeles area students to attend the high school in Israel for a semester program through the Impact Fellowship. The program brings distinguished high school students who have demonstrated the skills and disposition needed to rise to positions of leadership to Israel with AMHSI-JNF for a transformative experience that will ignite their passion and inspire them to make an impact. Through their hard work and acceptance into the fellowship, these high school students are sure to become real agents of change in the Jewish world today and the leaders of tomorrow.

“By establishing this scholarship, Brett recognizes the tremendous impact he is making in the lives of the student recipients! These teens will have a unique opportunity to connect to the land and people of Israel and will be ambassadors of the Jewish state upon their return,” said Sharon Freedman, JNF’s National Campaign Director.

Impact fellows will join together with other high school students from North America and across the globe. AMHSI-JNF’s curriculum is an exciting journey through Israel and 4,000 years of Jewish history, providing students with the context and framework to discover and explore their own link within the chain of Jewish continuity. AMHSI-JNF’s unique academic approach fuses traditional classroom study and informal experiential learning. Israel becomes a living classroom.

To be considered, students must be entering their sophomore or junior year of high school in the Fall 2017 school year and attend a public or non-Jewish private school. Eligible students must fill out an application at  All applications must be received by March 31, 2017.

For more information about AMHSI-JNF and the Impact Fellowship, please contact National Campaign Director, Sharon Freedman at or at 323.964.1400 x810. 


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