Hebrew Collegiate Institute (HCI)
WHAT IS HEBREW COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE?
The Hebrew Collegiate Institute (HCI) is a secular Jewish education class for high school students in Grades 9-12 with Judaism as part of their lives. HCI operates under the guidance of the Officers and Board of Directors of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre and is generously funded by The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation.
WHAT ARE HCI’S OBJECTIVES?
- To strengthen each participant’s Jewish identity.
- To build friendships between local Jewish teenagers in a fun, educational and socially rewarding environment.
- To reinforce bonds between local youth and the people and land of Israel.
- To award $2,500 Israel trip scholarships to students who complete the course.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
HCI is open to teenagers in Grades 9 through 12 who are interested in learning about Jewish/Israeli history, current events, and culture, including the importance of Israel.
HOW DOES SOMEONE APPLY?
It’s easy! Just email or call us to apply. Registration is $300 per year.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE CLASSES?
Classes are held at the Windsor Jewish Community Centre every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (October to May) with exceptions for holidays and other events.
WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?
HCI is comprised of 3 sessions. Each session has a unique curriculum and dedicated teachers who lead interactive lessons and discussions on topics relevant to today’s generation of students in Windsor, Canada, Israel, and around the world. Snacks are included.
WHAT WILL STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM HCI?
- Meet new friends!
- Deepen understanding about Israel and Jewish identity in an environment that enriches a bond to Israel.
- Forge a closer community in fun and socially rewarding ways.
- Earn a $2,500 scholarship toward an unforgettable trip to Israel.