Senior Israel-Poland Experience
Weber’s six week Senior Israel-Poland Experience offers a rich learning experience that fosters independent thinking and respects and advances the academic and ethical standards consistent with the highest Jewish ideals.
In partnership with the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, students travel to Israel, where the country becomes the classroom.
The trip includes one week in Poland, where students explore a millennium of Jewish history and learn of the complexities of rebuilding modern Jewish communities. Students enjoy experiential learning based on important chronological events that molded the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
Students experience numerous dimensions of Israeli society and explore the many facets of Jewish statehood. They become familiar with a variety of social environments, engage in a unique style of experiential learning, and are stimulated in their own personal growth and development. It is an extraordinary culmination to our students’ Jewish day school and general high school careers. This is a journey about connection, self-discovery, and most importantly, about Jewish identity.
Spanish Immersion Program
It’s all too common for the culture of a foreign language to take a back seat to vocabulary and grammar drills -- language is living, breathing, and active outside the confines of the classroom! Through field studies in Atlanta and an extended stay in a Latin American country -- past trips include Argentina and Cuba -- students have the opportunity to authentically engage and fully understand the culture beyond tourist attractions. Students explore music, art, food, sports, politics, and Jewish life by studying and investigating the country's history while breaking down its stereotypes.
This program is designed for students enrolled in Spanish 200 or higher who want to take on the challenges and rewards of Spanish immersion, who want a taste of authentic Spanish and Sephardic Jewish culture, and who want a rural, unplugged, and disconnected experience from the often rushed, twenty-first century way of life in the United States.
I've witnessed the power of small, personal trips with a fresh reminder of how important Spanish immersion is to acquiring fluent language acquisition.
Spanish Department Chair