May 18, 2012 / 26 Iyar 5772
High School Pupils from the Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley, PA in Bucks County near Philadelphia visited an ancient burial cave under a house on Midbar Sinai Street in Jerusalem`s Givat Hamivtar suburb this week with Simcha Jacobovici Canadian multi-award winning documentary director and producer who made aliyah recently.
More than 24 eighth-graders at the Abrams Hebrew Academy who are in Israel on a program organized by the Jewish Agency`s Israel Experience Company toured archeological sites in Israel this week.The students are in Israel to participate in their graduation ceremony,led by the principal of Abrams Hebrew Academy, Rabbi Ira Budow. Their visit to Israel coincides with Yom Yerushalayim which is marked on Sunday,May 20th, the 45th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem since the 1967 Six Day War.
Simcha Jacobovici the Canadian film director, producer, free-lance journalist, and writer and three-times Emmy winner for Outstanding Investigative Journalism who made aliyah 2 years ago accompanied the Abrams Hebrew Academy pupils.
Simcha Jacobovici hosts the The Naked Archaeologist on VisionTV in Canada and The History Channel in the United States.
For the past ten years, Jacobovici has applied his journalistic skills to historical and archaeological investigations. He calls this technique “investigative archaeology.” As a result, Jacobovici has become an internationally recognized expert in “decoding” the ancient past and has appeared as an expert on numerous television shows including Anderson Cooper 360, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Today and ABC Nightline.
For the last five years Jacobovici has hosted three seasons of the internationally acclaimed series “The Naked Archaeologist.” His most recent feature documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” continues to make headlines around the world.
This is the 14th year that Abrams Academy eighth-graders have visited Israel for their graduation trip. The group also traveled through the Galilee, Golan Heights, Tzfat, the Negev and Masada.
They floated on the Dead Sea, spent a night in a bedouin tent, and picked fruit and vegetables for the needy on this program tailor made for Abrams Hebrew Academy, by the Israel Experience Company of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Amos Hermon director of the Israel Experience Company expects that over 20,000 teenagers and college students will participate this summer in programs of The Israel Experience.