Each semester, all Heller High students participate in a Mock Knesset–a full group, day long activity that introduces the basics of how the Israeli government forms and operates. The Knesset, which literally means “gathering” or “assembly,” is the Israeli national legislature, responsible for passing the nation’s laws and electing its leaders.
Since its inception in 1961, URJ Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) has been our Movement’s most intense, challenging and rewarding Jewish living and learning Israel experience for teens. URJ Heller High alumni have gone on to be leaders of Jewish communities across North America and around the globe. For many, their semester was the transformative event of their young lives.