Mount Scopus meets Mount Scopus

December 5, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students are visiting Israel, with nearly 90% of Year 10 students choosing to participate in the College’s optional Ulpan programs.

Students prior to departure

Students prior to departure

Following the success of last year’s new Jerusalem based Ulpan for those on the longer nine week program, fifteen students departed in early November. They were able to live and learn in Jerusalem for four weeks of intensive Hebrew language classes and activities at two local high schools.

In early December they were joined by their peers on the five-week program to enjoy exploring Israel from top to bottom, including a new three-day component where students choose between volunteering in a residential home for children at risk, Shvil Israel hikes in the southern part of the Israel National Trail, a Yeshiva/Seminary experience and Beit Midrash program, or an Israeli culture and fashion design experience in Tel Aviv.

The Ulpan program also includes a three day visit to Prague where students visit many sites in the Jewish Quarter, including some of the city’s beautiful old synagogues. They also visit Terezin as part of the ‘Holocaust – Remember and Never Forget’ program, and explore the old city of Prague and the once thriving Jewish community of Eastern Europe.