KOLOT: Voices of JNF-USA Series

AMHSI: Now More Than Ever

Hosted by Jewish National Fund-USA in Minnesota

Image of Alexander Muss High School Students

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

11:30 am CT

Zoom Video Conferencing

Join Jewish National Fund‑USA in Minnesota for our KOLOT Series presenting Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI). AMHSI provides teenagers with a transformative experience that instills a lifelong connection to Israel and their Jewish identity.


We will reunite with Penny Ziessman, a local leading force who recruited Minnesota students to attend AMHSI from 1990-2008, and hear from a panel of experts including AMHSI alumni and school administration.


Additionally, hear an exclusive update from Russell Robinson, Jewish National Fund-USA CEO about how JNF‑USA is leading the way with the largest project in Jewish – and Israeli – history – the World Zionist Village in Be’er Sheva that will bring Zionists from around the world together for inspirational conversations about the future of Zionism. Read how JNF‑USA has launched “the biggest project” in the Jewish world in the latest Jerusalem Report.


If you're an AMHSI Alumni, please feel free to submit a photo of yourself to be featured during the event to [email protected].

Special Remarks


Penny Ziessman

Director of Admissions, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, 1990-2008 

Panel Discussion


Ron Werner

President, Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Alum, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, 1982


Layne Shapiro Zagorin

National JNFuture Board Member

Alum, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, 2000


David Khabie

Alum, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, 2019 

Event Committee

Floyd Adelman · Mark Fischer · Ron Matz · Jason Rose

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More Information

Kim R. Levy, Executive Director, Midwest

[email protected] or 847.656.8880 x763