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.
Our first stop in Rehovot was at Yeshivat AMIT Amichai an all-boys school with 425 kids in grades 7-12. There are now 300 kindergartens, up from 78 a few years ago. A key reason for this amazing growth is families are attracted to living here because of its high-quality education.
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.
While visiting AMIT Kfar Blatt Youth Village and AMIT Petach Tikvah Pre-Army Junior College, I met Moshe Uziel, who as a child lived in the youth village with his sister because their mother could not care for them properly.
I did not know anything about Yerucham except that it is located in the Negev and I was blown away by what is happening at several AMIT Schools.
I started the day at the Elaine Silver Vocational High School in Beersheva. There is something so magical about this place and I think it begins with the principal Zipi Harpenes, who is clearly adored by her students and is a surrogate mother to everyone.