JAIS has students from over 23 countries around the world as well a small number of local students from different communities in and around Jerusalem. Although JAIS is a secular school, we cherish the students’ desires to learn about each others’ holidays and traditions throughout the year.  In learning from one another, JAIS students are an embodiment of the core values of understanding and respect for one another. In a complex city, JAIS is uniquely positioned as a non-political and non-religious space, where every family is celebrated on an equal footing and all are welcomed, included and united in our strong JAIS bond.