The Weber School offers two travel education programs: The Abe Besser Senior Israel-Poland Experience and The Spanish Immersion Program.
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Dean of Social Studies / Social Studies Teacher
Director, Spanish Immersion Programs, English and Spanish Teacher
Senior Israel-Poland Experience
The Abe Besser Senior Israel-Poland Experience is a hallmark of senior year at The Weber School. This three-week travel education program offers a one-of-a-kind experience that offers extensive learning about Jewish history as well as contemporary Jewish communities in Poland and Israel. This “Only at Weber” experience nurtures a truly authentic connection for students with their Jewish identity and serves as a capstone to their four years at Weber.
Weber works in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism Heller High School in Israel and The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland to bring this wonderful experience to life for our seniors.
Spanish Immersion Program
Through field studies in Atlanta and an extended stay in either Spain or Cuba, students have the opportunity to authentically engage in the culture- beyond the usual tourist attractions. Students explore the Jewish communities and Jewish life as well as local culture including music, art, food, sports, and politics.
This program is designed for students 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.
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!
- Olivia Rocamora, Spanish Content Dean & Spanish Immersion Program Coordinator
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.
The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.