The JFS LEV Programme

Dear Parent(s)


5 JANUARY – 30 MARCH 2020

I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of our new Israel Residential Scheme for January 2020. This scheme has been part of the unique opportunities on offer at JFS for over 40 years.  During that time the scheme has undergone various adaptations including location, duration and provider as the needs of the school and students has changed.

Every so often the school is required to review the objectives of the scheme and as a result retender the programme.  We have recently undergone that process and have selected the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMSHI) to be our partners in this programme and to host an updated programme for 2019/20. As you will read in the enclosed booklet and hear at our launch meeting, the new programme includes significant changes that take due regard of the recent increasing costs, quality of educational provision and other important considerations.

‘לב’ / ‘LeV’ means heart and Israel is at the heart of JFS. Our long term Israel Residential Scheme is at the heart of our Jewish Education programme. Additionally the acronym ‘לב’ stands for Lilmod Ba’Aretz – learning in the Land (of Israel). We can’t wait for the start of 1לב in January 2020! This is an exceptional opportunity for our students and represents a truly immersive and educationally enriching opportunity for those lucky enough to attend.

All Year 8 parents who would like their children to be considered for the scheme are invited to apply via the AMSHI registration portal here.


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The closing date for applications and completed bursary forms is Friday 3 May 2019. Following the application there is a rigorous internal selection process and you should expect to have a response to the application by the start of July. Please be aware full payment for the scheme will need to be complete prior to the end of December 2019.

If you would like to be considered for a bursary towards the cost of the AMHSI scheme, please request a bursary application form from Mrs Collis, This is an exciting time for our Israel education programmes at JFS and LEV JFS לב  promises to revolutionise our provision. We look forward to seeing the success of this programme over the coming months.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Fink

LEV JFS 2020 Brochure