Israel Scholars Program starts new semester for teens and adults, and offers high school and college credit

Jewish Student Union’s Movitz-Danforth Israel Scholars program will meet for 15 weeks every Thursday beginning Nov. 10th.  JSU will be offering both an adult and teen version of the program, with adults meeting from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and teens from 7:15-8:45 p.m. All classes will be held at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

The program offers a multi-faceted approach to learning, including speakers from leading Israel advocacy and education organizations and multimedia presentations. Students will become familiar with the history of Israel and its issues today. Students attending the program can receive one-half high school credit or three college credits upon successful completion. 

The program is being presented in partnership with the Center for Jewish Learning of the Jewish Federation and in collaboration with BBYO, B’nai Amoona, Kol Rinah and Temple Emanuel. It welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and affiliations. 

Teens must be in grades 9-12; tuition is free. Those teens who satisfactorily complete the program will receive a stipend of $350 towards participation on a JSU summer Israel experience trip. Tuition for adults is $350 and includes all materials (scholarships are available).

To register, visit For more information, call Rabbi Mike Rovinsky at 314-498-6279.