What Is Seminar?

Ramah Israel Seminar is a six-week travel program in Israel, designed for entering 12th graders who are graduates of the ten Ramah overnight camps in North America. For over 50 years, Ramah Seminar has been an outstanding way for teens to experience Israel. Seminar is an intensive experience of study and travel, combining hiking and trekking throughout Israel with text study, challenging discussions and hands-on learning. Seminar participants travel Israel from north to south, gaining an in-depth perspective of Israel’s history and future. Seminar is an opportunity to live the Ramah life in Israel, combining all that is central to camp – community, connection and growth.


Ramah Israel Seminar: Classic Exploration

Special Programming on Seminar:

Etgar Week

This is a four-day special interest program during Seminar, offering you the opportunity to focus on a specific physical or intellectual challenge. In the past the Etgar choices have included:

  • Sea-to-Sea Hike – from the Sea of Kinneret to the Mediterranean
  • Desert Experience
  • Gadna- a taste of the IDF
  • Hebrew Bootcamp in Jerusalem

Click here to learn more about Etgar.

Israel Unwrapped – מגלים את ישראל 

A two-day intensive exploring the aspect of Israel that interests you most!

Options may include:

  • Eco-Israel
  • Tarbut: Defining a Unique Israeli Culture
  • Tzedek Hevrati: Exploring Social Justice and Tikkun Olam in Israel
  • Israel Activism Intensive
  • Government and Politics