Eliav Batito, an 18-year-old from the northern Israeli city of Afula, is a recent graduate of the AMIT Yehuda High School in that city. During his senior year, Eliav served as the chairperson of Israel’s National Student Council, representing over 750,000 teenagers.
With anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts of violence rising worldwide, it’s well known that more and more families are choosing to make aliyah. As a result, Reshet AMIT’s principals and teachers are being called upon to help new students, and their parents, integrate seamlessly into Israeli society.
I recently met with a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. She told me that she survived the war with forged Polish papers which allowed her to flee from Poland to Austria and then Germany, where she worked at various factories and farms. She survived by pretending to be a non-Jewish Polish worker.
I spent my last day in Israel visiting two programs in one of the most incredible places, Frisch Beit Hayeled and Midreshet AMIT.
How do you go from a school once known as the Red Jail now called the White House in just two years? Sometimes, it only takes one dynamic person who won’t take no for an answer.
Ofra Pe’er, the principal at AMIT Renanim Junior and Senior Science and Technology High School for Girls, believes that the next Prime Minister of Israel will come from her school. When you start with that end goal in mind, there’s no stopping the students from achieving great things.