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History of AMIT

Motivated by the vision of Bessie Gotsfeld, AMIT was founded in 1925 and opened the first vocational high school for girls in Jerusalem in 1933. Today AMIT is recognized by Israel’s Education Ministry as the country’s leading educational network across all measurements including quality bagrut, pedagogical innovation, pluralism and bridging the gap, lowest dropout rate and integrity.

With 110 schools and programs, AMIT is Israel’s only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education incorporating innovative academic and technological studies within a framework of Jewish values and Zionist ideals. AMIT educates more than 34,000 children, with 70% coming from the geographic or socioeconomic periphery of the country. During its long history, AMIT has served diverse populations, responding to the crises, challenges, and tragedies of Jewish history.

Today, AMIT is leading the educational revolution taking place in Israel. Our innovative teaching methods, developed at AMIT’s Gogya teacher training center, place great emphasis on critical 21st-century skills, including teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving, and employing technology to the teachers’ and students’ advantage. AMIT is leveling the playing field so that children across Israel receive the highest-quality, Jewish values–based education and become productive members of Israeli society, ensuring a strong Israel today and in the future.

History

1925
1925

Mizrachi Women of America (MWOA) forms at the Cleveland Mizrachi Convention under the leadership of Bessie Gotsfeld, z”l

Mizrachi Women of America (MWOA) forms at the Cleveland Mizrachi Convention under the leadership of Bessie Gotsfeld, z”l

1927
1927

MWOA purchases first piece of land in Jerusalem

MWOA purchases first piece of land in Jerusalem

1933
1933

Beit Zeirot Mizrachi (BZM), the first vocational high school for girls in Palestine, opens in Jerusalem

Beit Zeirot Mizrachi (BZM), the first vocational high school for girls in Palestine, opens in Jerusalem

1934
1934

MWOA gains its autonomy from the Men’s Mizrachi Organization

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