Dates, Itinerary, and Accommodations

Dates

Seminar 2017 (Ramah Israel Seminar and Seminar Shvilim) departs from New York, Toronto and Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (arriving in Israel on June 28), scheduled to return to the New York area, Toronto and Los Angeles on Sunday August 6, 2017, or early morning Monday, August 7, 2017 (depending on the flight schedules).

The dates for the Poland Seminar are June 18 – June 27, 2017. Flights will depart the New York area and Chicago on Sunday, June 18, 2017, and the group will arrive in Israel on Tuesday June 27, 2017. Return to North America as above.

Flight details will be posted at a later date.

 

Itinerary

Click here for our 2016 Calendar

Click here for our tentative 2017 Calendar

The following is the basic division of time on Seminar:

  • Eighteen days in Jerusalem at the Chava, including old and new Jerusalem and its environs, Judean Desert, Tel Aviv, and special choice days.
  • Nine days at Hodayot in the Galilee, including field trips to the northern coast, the Golan Heights, and different parts of the Galilee.
  • Seven days in the South, including six days exploring the Negev (including Shabbat), hiking, and visiting a kibbutz & one night sleeping in a Bedouin tent.
  • Four days of Etgar
  • Two days of Israel Unwrapped
  • Two days of Host Shabbat, July 15-17 2016, a weekend with relatives, family friends or Ramah hosts, from approximately Friday until Sunday

 

 

Accommodations – Where Does Seminar Take Place?

Ramah Seminar is based at two principal sites:

  1. Havat Hanoar Hatzioni, the Israel Goldstein Youth Village (commonly referred to as the Chava) in Jerusalem
  2. Hodayot Youth Village, adjacent to Kibbutz Lavi, near the Sea of Galilee

The Chava, a lush, tree-lined campus that includes athletic facilities, a library, Health Center, an indoor pool and a kosher dining room, is our home base for the eighteen days of the program spent during Jerusalem and its environs, including the Masada and the Dead Sea region and Tel Aviv.

The groups are housed for nine days at Hodayot, a youth village down the road from Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee.

During the seven days spent visiting the Negev and the Arava deserts, Seminar stays at Kibbutz Ketura and Kibbutz Mashabei Sadeh, and one night in an outdoor Bedouin tent experience at Khan Hasharyot near Sde Boker.

Seminar participants also spend one full Shabbat weekend with friends, family or specially selected Ramah hosts, allowing them to experience life in an Israeli home and atmosphere.