Alexander Muss High School in Israel

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Alexander Muss High School in Israel (abbreviated as AMHSI or sometimes just HSI) is a pluralistic study-abroad program for high school students. Programs run throughout the year and range in length from 6 weeks to 18 weeks. AMHSI is a fully accredited institution and students can continue in their high school subjects while abroad. Students are also eligible to earn college credit through University of Miami. Based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, AMHSI's flagship campus is at the Mossensohn Youth Village. [1]


High School in Israel was founded in 1972 by Rabbi Morris Kipper in concert with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The concept of teaching history onsite where history actually took place presented engaging educational opportunities to connect students to the history and culture of Israel. AMHSI soon grew beyond its Florida roots to be a nationwide program, and welcomes students from across North America, Australia, and Europe.[2] AMHSI also partners with day schools and community groups to customize programs according to each group's needs.


AMHSI's unique curriculum is conducted in chronological historical order and is designed to introduce students to facts, concepts and events basic to understanding the development of Western Civilization. Through a unique combination of visits to historical sites and in depth analysis of written history, students learn to go beyond the acquisition of facts. AMHSI students are instilled with the leadership and motivational skills that enable them to excel in higher education and beyond.

Day school and community programs[edit]

AMHSI has customized academic Israel programs for student groups from Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, NV, American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD, David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, FL, The Emery/Weiner School in Houston, TX, Gann Academy in Waltham, MA, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA, Milken Community High School in Los Angeles, CA, Weber School in Atlanta, GA, Bialik College in Melbourne, Australia.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "First Group of Semester Program Students Begin Year at AMHSI in Negev". 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Israel high school programs – AMHSI". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 

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