EDUCATION & ADVOCACY

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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The Jewish National Fund Education Department engages and educates high school students by getting them excited and passionate about Israel and connecting them to the land and its people. On top of offering high level educational programs about water & water conservation, the environment & sustainability, and special needs & inclusiveness, JNF also offers a unique summer teen trip to Israel and an annual high school conference.
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LOCAL PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS

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As part of our commitment to educating the next generation of Jewish leaders, Jewish National Fund works with high schools in local communities across the country and provides resources to help teach youth about Israel and Israeli achievements. These programs range from teaching teens about the innovative ways that Israel has solved its water shortage problem and how JNF helps to protect the environment through water innovation, agricultural research, and more, to interactive programs that celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and teach about the Bedouins, an Arab minority group in Israel.

 

 

One of the newest initiatives for high school students is the Jerusalem U Media Lab, a partnership with Jerusalem University that challenges assumptions and expands horizons. This film-based, turn-key high school curriculum introduces the fundamental issues concerning the State of Israel, exploring its unique challenges, accomplishments, and values. The course inspires students to form a relationship with Israel, her people, and their heritage.

 

To learn more about curriculums for Water, the Environment, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Minorities, and Jerusalem U, contact the JNF Education Department. 

High School Summit

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JNF’s Annual High School Summit brings together 100 teens to celebrate and learn about Israel and its achievements. The summit takes place in a different city every year. High School Summit is your chance to meet other future leaders of the Jewish community, connect with fellow high school students, and discover how you can pave the way to ensure a healthy and secure Jewish homeland. 

Roots Israel Service Learning Trip

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This three week long summer trip takes high school students on a hands-on inspirational journey to Israel. Traveling through all parts of the country, these teens explore issues of environmental consciousness along with the technology and resources at the forefront of agricultural advancements and social sustainability. Through the exploration of Jewish values in these tangible contexts and examination of issues driving global change, students return home armed and ready to make improvements in their local community.

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL - A STUDY ABROAD ACADEMIC ADVENTURE

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Jewish National Fund is proud to have joined forces with Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI-JNF), the only pluralist Jewish high school study-abroad program in Israel.

Studying abroad isn't just for college students anymore. Since 1972 AMHSI has provided a unique study abroad program for high school students where the land of Israel becomes a living classroom. Time spent abroad during high school is the perfect way to enhance your resume and help stand out when applying to top colleges.

 

All AMHSI-JNF sessions include our Israel Studies curriculum of over 4,000 years of Jewish and Israeli history. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to receive up to six university credits from University of Miami's Center for Contemporary and Judaic Studies. AMHSI-JNF is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Students coordinate with guidance counselors to bring their home curriculum and can receive general studies instruction at all levels, including regular, honors, and AP classes. 

Students from North America and around the world come together on our campus in Hod HaSharon, just twenty minutes from Tel Aviv, for an immersive Israel experience. Through informal encounters with Israelis, students are exposed to Hebrew language and local culture. Additionally, students enjoy independence while gaining life skills and forming friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

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