Hebrew High sets opening night, new classes

Yochanan Gibly, Simon Esbit, Erica Tevere and Maya Collier celebrate Purim at Tucson Hebrew High.

Tucson Hebrew High will hold a back to school celebration and opening session for Jewish teens in ninth to 12th grades on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at Hebrew High’s host, Congregation Anshei Israel. The evening will include a speed dating-style presentation of this year’s classes as well as snacks and time for socializing. New classes this year include “Inside Out, It’s More Than Just a Movie,” “Dialogue with Israel,” “The Torah: Fact or Fiction” and “Lights, Camera & Jews: Judaism in Film and Pop Culture.”

Hebrew High is the only pluralistic Jewish educational program for high school students in Tucson. “College admissions counselors recognize that attending Tucson Hebrew High represents a large commitment of time and effort plus a love of learning and intellectual curiosity, giving Hebrew High graduates an extra edge when applying to college,” says Sharon Glassberg, Hebrew High principal and director of the Coalition for Jewish Education at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

“Tucson Hebrew High is for all Jewish teens: cultural, religious, questioning, culinary and just Jewish,” adds Glassberg. Hebrew High students can take Hebrew language classes for high school credit. They may also participate in social action projects, holiday programs, travel opportunities and leadership workshops.

Students can register at tucsonhebrew The registration party and opening session begins at 7 p.m.; Hebrew for Credit begins at 5 p.m. Free dinner is available each Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. For more information, contact Glassberg at or 577-9393.