Ramah Programs in Israel
Ramah Programs in Israel demonstrates Ramah’s commitment to the centrality of Israel and Israel-based education. The two flagship programs are Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim, a high school program that integrates academic study with experiential activities designed to foster a deep knowledge and love of Israel, and Ramah Israel Seminar, a summer study tour that represents the culmination of the Ramah camping experience. These programs enable teens to immerse themselves in Israeli life, solidifying their ties to Israel and to the Jewish community for years to come.
Ramah Israel Seminar is a vital part of the Ramah experience for those who have graduated from the Ramah summer camping program. Participants spend six weeks becoming more familiar with the country and its people, first-hand and up close. Poland Seminar, an optional eight-day pre-Seminar trip, emphasizes the vitality of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. Seminar Yarok, a second optional program, is designed to expose Ramahniks to the major advances in environmental conservation taking place in Israel.
Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY)/USY High, the spring semester high school program for tenth- through twelfth- grade students, encourages participants to explore their commitment to Jewish tradition and expand their Jewish literacy by offering opportunities for study, extensive travel, and incorporating Jewish observance in everyday life.
Additional Israel programs include the Ramah Israel Institute, which offers 10- to 14-day programs for synagogue family groups, day schools, and community trips; and the Ramah Jerusalem Day Camp for English-speaking children. Each year, Ramah programs bring more than 1,500 young people to Israel to travel, learn, and experience the Jewish homeland.
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