HiBuR Open House

HiBuR Israel Experience - Open House

HiBuR is an 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 mifgashim (meetings in Hebrew) 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, which takes place in the fall, begins with a joint weekend  at NYC 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 end with a weekend together in Jerusalem.

2023-24 Program Dates



Boston Mifgash

NYC Weekend: October 6-8, 2023

Home Hospitality: October 8-15, 2023


Israel Mifgash

February 14-25, 2024

Application for HiBuR will be open for current 9th graders (who will be sophomores during the program). Temple affiliation is not required.

Virtual Open House Sign Up Form: Thursday, June 8, 7:30pm - on Zoom