Following winter break each year, students in grades 6-12 participate in a week-long session called Winterims. It is one of the most popular components of the Middle and Upper School experience.
Winterims allows for many out-of-the-box learning experiences for students upon returning to school for second semester. For one week, students select five courses – which focus on a variety of topics and areas of interest – led by HBHA faculty, guest teachers and other students. Courses that have been offered over the years include Israeli cooking, sewing, The Twilight Zone, MathCounts, Meditation, How to Win at Monopoly, Zumba, Ping Pong Tournament, Youtube Israel and Triathlon. Winterim classes may also be used to provide high school students with additional preparation for the Civil Rights Trip and the Jewish Heritage Trip.
Overall, Winterims courses offer the opportunity for students to experience subject matter that may fall outside the regular class curriculum and serve as an exciting, innovative, and experiential way to kickstart the second semester.