Diving Right in at the Ma’Anit Pool

In May, our students visited the nearby Ma’Anit pool for the first time in a very long time to celebrate the arrival of the hot Israeli summer. They enjoyed the warm summer air, relaxing and having fun together in the refreshing water. As Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in Israel, we could look forward to going […]

GHIS Art Exhibition: Expressing Our Cultural Diversity

Our student artists created an art exhibit in the Givat Haviva Art Center. Some of the artists had never taken an art class before, and yet here they were, proudly displaying their work created in a variety of media! The works reflected their diverse world views and personal experiences. The students shared artwork that visually […]

Friendly Competition on the Basketball Court

GHIS students and teachers competed against one another in a friendly basketball game. It was a great opportunity to engage in a physical activity together, rather than the mental exercises we generally practice in the classroom. The game showed how we collaborate when we’re driven to win! Students and teachers alike enjoyed their time together […]

German President Sends Congratulatory Message to GHIS Graduates

His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Germany recently wrote an encouraging letter to the 2021 graduating class, wishing them the best for their future. Letter in German from President of Federal Republic of Germany (English translation)

Vaccinated and Finally Able to Travel Around Israel

Although the 2020-2021 trip schedule was drastically changed due to Covid-19 restrictions and Israel’s health guidelines, students were still able to enjoy two contrasting trips: to the Golan Heights, and to the beach at Caesarea.  November to March is the coldest season in Israel with snow occasionally falling in northern parts of the country, and […]

Talking About Common Social Justice Issues in Israel, Tennessee and Beyond

Does separating education between ethnic groups make it more fair or equal? What power do governments have to increase or decrease racism?Have inequalities around you become more apparent during the COVID pandemic? These and other questions were grappled with on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as the GHIS community met with hundreds of Memphis youth […]