Semester in Israel Program for Jewish High School Students

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  • Inside and Outside the Hebrew Classroom With Sima

    By Jon Ramsay 10/23/18 This blog post is part of a featured series by writer Jon Ramsay, friend of URJ Heller High. This series was written during a ten-day trip alongside the students of the Fall 2018 semester.  As part of a Heller High education, every student takes an intensive Hebrew course that immerses them […]

  • Outside the Classroom With Evan and David

    In Judaism, tombs are lessons and graves are meant to teach us about life. They are to be visited and reflected on. And that is exactly why parents and students traveled to Galil, the north of Israel, to visit an ancient Jewish necropolis from 200 CE, Beit She’Arim. This tiyul, or field trip, was aimed at continuing the classroom Jewish History study of Oral Law and the Mishnah that Evan and David had started with Heller High earlier in the week.