In eighth grade, students travel to Israel for two weeks of unparalleled experiential education. This trip
is a powerful culmination of our students’ time at Brandeis, as well as a lasting experience to carry with them as they continue their journey as leaders in high school and beyond. Many of our graduating students have described the Israel trip
as the highlight of their years at Brandeis, having been a direct experience of what they have learned during their years at our school. It is a time for our students to experience a place where the biblical stories, Hebrew language, and history (both ancient and modern) that they have been studying comes to life. This trip is a culmination of many aspects of our students' experiences at Brandeis—incorporating inquiry, identity, history, spirituality, language, and community. The eighth grade Israel trip has become an important part of the fabric of the Brandeis educational experience.