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Gap year will help expand horizons, develop new skills

Gap year will help expand horizons, develop new skills

Sofie Geretz

May 14, 2020

Ever since my oldest sister Anna took a gap year in Israel before her freshman year of college, I have been intrigued by the idea of a gap year. When Anna came back, she had nothing but good things to say.  During the fall of my senior year, and the time to make my decision on what I wanted to d...

Jewish Student Union hosts speaker on Israel

Associate director of education at Jewish National Fund Amy Cytron gives a talk to students in the Jewish Student Union March 7. Cytron talked about Israeli inventions and other facts about Israel to students in attendance.

Maria Perez-Barriga, Katie Hardie, and Gabriel Kaplan

March 14, 2019

The Jewish Student Union welcomed guest speaker Amy Cytron who discussed an opportunity to travel to Israel, according to club leader senior Leila Raymond.   “We started off by doing our usual programming where we discussed upcoming holidays and we briefly discussed the plot of Purim,” Raymo...

Several upperclassmen return from Israel

Alexander Muss High School in Israel teacher Lisa Biton tell students a story on Mount Gilboa Dec. 4. Park students returned from Israel Jan. 22.

Gabriel Kaplan

February 10, 2019

After attending the two-month long Alexander Muss High School program in Israel, junior David Khabie said the students often traveled to historical sites across Israel, learning as they went. “We went on trips to the Dead Sea and the Kotel — the Western Wall — and Masada. We went to all thes...

Israel Advocacy club focuses on new year

Steve Hunegs addresses the Israel Advocacy Club Feb. 8. Hunegs discussed his work and students' connection to Israel.

Hayley Westwood, Breanna Thompson, and David Bryant

October 13, 2017

According to club president junior Dani Orloff, from a discussion group to a group of activists, the Israel Advocacy club sets its attention to political and social issues in Israel as they advocate for change. “Israel Advocacy club is the first of its kind in the Midwest, it's to teach students...

Junior studies abroad in Israel

Photo used with permission from Ilana Meisler.

Esther Gendler

December 20, 2016

Junior Ilana Meisler said she is excited to be spending two months at Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Meisler said she decided to go because of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I decided to go to Israel because it was a unique opportunity and a cool experience,” Meisler said. Accord...

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