Part of our school’s mission is to instill within our students a love of Israel and a desire to study and live in Israel at some point in their future. This is a dream that so many of our graduates have realized and we pride ourselves on their accomplishments. As such, we offer our students the opportunity to a month learning in Israel.
Kulanu Misphcha- Become a real student of Israel!
Part of our school’s unique mission is to instill within our students a love of Israel and a desire to study and/or live in Israel at some point following their graduation.
This is a dream that so many of our graduates have realized and we pride ourselves on their accomplishments.
In addition, we very much believe in giving our students as many opportunities as possible to expand their perspectives and open their minds with educationally enriching and growth-oriented experiences.
As such, every December we offer our grade 10 students the opportunity to a month learning in Israel. The program runs through our winter December break vacation and include full integration within Israeli high schools combined with special programs just for our students (trips, Shabbatonim, etc).
We are partnering with two exceptional Bnei-Akiva high schools in Israel in the area of Gush-Etzion- Yeshivat Orot-Yehuda and Ulpanat Rosh-Tzurim. Students are housed with local families and develop a very close relationship with them. we of course send our staff from BAS on hand to support and care for our students throughout.
This program is not intended for a large group of students and not all students who are interested in participating are able to attend.
Come and join the experience!
Rabbi Aviad Pituchey-Chotam is starting his his fifth year at Bnei Akiva Schools. Prior to joining BAS, he and his family spent a year of teaching Hebrew and other Judaics at Hebraica Hertzl-Bialik school in Caracas, Venezuela. Prior to that, he coordinated a Tanach program in Yeshivat Har Etzion, Alon Shvut and was a counselor in Gesher Educational Center for study and dialogue of Jewish identity and Israeli society. Rav Aviad has also taught in Alon Shvut Elementary School and in OTS Neve Shmuel Yeshiva High School. Rabbi Aviad has a BEd and MEd in Education. Rabbi Pituchey Chotam coordinates the shlichim program, has developed a relationship with Herzog College and Shaanan College, and has been instrumental in integrating technology, new media and creativity into YOC’s Ivrit program.