Eligibility for Ramah Israel Seminar
Ramah Israel Seminar is designed for campers of the eight Ramah camps in North America. All participants must have completed their junior year of high school; campers from Ramah California must have completed their sophomore year. Given its designation as a Seminar, an intensive program of study and travel that demands motivation and commitment on the part of each participant, all applicants must meet certain requirements outlined below. Touring, hiking and experiencing Israel are major components of the program, and it takes place in the context of relevant text study, challenging group discussion and hand-on, experiential learning. We want Seminar participants to gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of Israel’s history and future, and develop their own relationship with the country. If this is the kind of Israel trip that interests you, we encourage you to apply.
Current Jewish Study
Ramah Israel Seminar is committed to ongoing Jewish study for all of its participants. All Seminar applicants are required to be enrolled in a program of Jewish study of at least three hours each week during the academic year. The program can include: Hebrew high school, Jewish day school, synagogue adult education, private study with a rabbi or teacher or Hebrew language courses in school.
If there is no Jewish studies program available in your community, or you are not enrolled in an online course, we offer our Independent Study Program.
Please note that acceptance to Seminar will not be complete until an applicant’s Jewish study program has been submitted and approved.
Please discuss any questions you have with Judy Greene.