Hebrew Israel/Immersion Program (HIP)

Five intensive weeks in Israel. One experience of a lifetime.

Denver JDS sophomores spend five weeks studying and learning at the High School for Environmental Education, a prestigious Israeli boarding school in Ramat Negev. Students are immersed in both the language and culture of the country, spending more than 120 hours in ulpan, an intensive Hebrew language training program. HIP enables Denver JDS students to:

  • create lifelong, personal relationships with the land of Israel and their Israeli peers
  • improve Hebrew language proficiency
  • deepen self awareness through immersion in another Jewish culture

School-Wide Experiential Learning

While HIP is our longest and most intensive example of experiential learning, students in all grades (K-12) learn outside of the classroom.

Did You Know?

In just five weeks on HIP, students typically made advances in Hebrew oral proficiency that normally take six to eight months of high school instruction.