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8th Grade Israel Trip

Our 8th graders have a special opportunity to participate in a transformative 10-day trip to Israel. Students float in the Dead Sea, ride camels, visit holy sites, and experience Israeli life and culture together.

This interdisciplinary trip brings our Bible, Jewish Studies, Science, Core, and Hebrew curricula to life, with some historical sites and activities relating to the biblical era and others connecting to contemporary Israeli life. Students practice their Hebrew speaking skills and write about their experiences in blog posts that are shared with school families.

The bonds the students make with one another deepen their friendships and many of our alumni credit the 8th grade trip with sparking a lifelong love of Israel.

Through their travels and daily encounters with Jewish history and Israelis, our students create lasting connections with the land of Israel and the people who call it home.

Two boys praying at Western Wall
8th graders sitting on wall in Jerusalem
8th grade students in Israel
Staff members in Israel
Students at lookout point in Israel with sunset in background
Two girls on a camel