HiBuR (“connection” in Hebrew) is a unique and immersive exchange program that fosters connections between teens from the Boston MetroWest area and Beit Sefer Hugim, a public high school in Haifa. Through HiBuR, teens develop person-to-person connections, learn about each other’s Jewish cultures and identities and develop a sense of Jewish peoplehood that extends beyond local and national boundaries.
The program includes two international gatherings in which teens visit each other’s families and communities, an extensive curriculum for MetroWest participants, as well as a year-long joint curriculum with the Hugim school.
The Boston mifgash (gathering), which takes place in the fall, begins with a joint weekend in New York City and continues with a week of home hospitality in the MetroWest area. During the Israel mifgash over February break, the teens spend a week with their hosts in Haifa and a weekend together in Jerusalem.
Applications for the 2023-24 HiBuR cohort are now open for current ninth graders (who will be sophomores during the program). Temple affiliation is not required.
To learn more, please join us a for a virtual open house. In the meantime, more information about the program is available at hibur.org.+ More... - Less...
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