Teen Trip Testimonials

Jewish Day School Testimonials

Students

“After nine years of sitting in classes and looking at textbooks, I finally got the real deal—the hands-on opportunity to be in Israel, to get up early in the morning for beautiful hikes and then experience our education firsthand.” – Israel trip participant, Krieger Schechter Day School, Baltimore

 

“This trip has been a rainbow, and my favorite color is Machtesh Ramon [Ramon Crater].” – Israel Trip Participant Heritage Academy, Massachusetts

 

“We have been learning about Israel for years, and it was amazing to go there with friends.”– Israel trip participant, Seattle Jewish Day School, Seattle, WA

 

Educators

“I would like to thank the staff of Ramah Programs in Israel for their careful eye for detail and their ability to have chosen such wonderful tour guides and madrichim. There was never a moment when we didn’t feel safe, secure, and in the good hands of knowledgeable professionals.” — Jay Leberman, Head of School, Saligman Middle School, Philadelphia

 

“As I’m sure you are aware, our PJA students had the time of their lives in Israel with Ramah!!  Your staff were wonderful, the trip was thoughtfully planned, the schedule was flexible in your willingness to accommodate student need, and we are ready to talk about next year.”   – Sharon Pollin, Portlnd Jewish Academy, WA

 

“Overall, the trip was fantastic. Looking back from almost two months later only heightens our sense that 8th grade is an age at which an Israel trip is powerful and effective. Our 8th graders were ready to be away from their parents, eager to broaden the boundaries of their life experience, and not yet resentful of having to be supervised by adults. They say they even enjoyed getting to know their teachers “as people.” –  Dr. David Yammer, The Heschel School

Supplementary School Testimonials

“Time and again we hear students saying that as a result of the experience in Israel they understand the Jewish education they have received in much more meaningful terms, and this results in their desire to learn still more.” — Rabbi Steve Lindemann, Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ

 

“This trip had a huge impact on my life. I’ve never felt such pride in my life when we davened at the Kotel on Friday night. It was the greatest experience of my Jewish life.” — Tenth grade participant

 

“This was the most fun I ever had in my entire life, and as of now I don’t think anything can even come close. I feel much better about myself, my Judaism and my friends.” — Ninth grade participant