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AMHSI-JNF welcomes teens from the Russian-Speaking Jewish Community to study abroad!


Spend a Semester in Israel


Now accepting applications for upcoming fall and spring semesters!

Open to teens in 10th-12th grades, Alexander Muss High School in Israel – Jewish National Fund (AMHSI-JNF) offers a comprehensive academic program that will enhance your college application and prepare you for college. Over four months, students learn the history, culture, language, and geography of Israel, while participating in comprehensive, in-depth General Studies classes.


Spring 2021 Dates: January 26 – May 19

Applications Due: November 15 

Fall 2021 Dates: September 1 – December 22

Applications Due: June 1  



$10,000 grants available to all teens of Russian-speaking families in addition to generous financial aid. Grants are taken off the full $21,800 tuition.


General Studies

Complete academic coursework in line with your local high school. View our comprehensive list of classes offered here. We facilitate AP testing. You will:

  • Work with our AMHSI-JNF team and your high school to ensure that after a semester abroad you re-enter your school classes right alongside your peers
  • Take up to four General Studies classes, including regular, honors, and AP
  • Get specialized on-campus tutoring for subjects that require extra academic help 

Israel Studies

All sessions include our signature Israel Studies Curriculum. You will: 

  • Discover 4,000+ years of Jewish and Israeli history
  • Travel around Israel, using the land of Israel as your classroom with interactive history lessons
  • Attend a full semester of Hebrew language classes--no prior knowledge needed, all levels accepted
  • Earn up to six college credits from the University of Miami as an eligible junior or senior

Special Features of the Program

As a student enrolled in our full semester program, you will:  

  • Travel to Poland and explore past Jewish life and experience today's Jewish revival Temporarily Unavailable
  • Conquer Yam L'Yam, a three-day hike from the Mediterranean Sea to the Kineret (Sea of Galilee) 

AMHSI-JNF Alumni Have Attended Top Universities, Including:

Harvard University

Stanford University

Yale University

Columbia University

Brown University

Brandeis University

University of Pennsylvania

University of California Berkeley

University of California Los Angeles

New York University

Princeton University

Johns Hopkins University

University of Michigan 


Russian-speaking teens pursue academic excellence at high school in Israel

Opportunity to speak to a Russian-Speaking Jewish alum available—we can put you in touch! 


 Questions? Contact Greg Litcofsky at or 212.879.9305 x250, or Marina Furman at or 215.832.0690 x860


Вопросов? Свяжитесь с Грегом Литкофски по или по телефону 212.879.9305 x250, или с Мариной Фурман по адресу или по телефону 215.832.0690 x860

Grants for teens in the Russian-Speaking Jewish Community made possible by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.


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