The Goldstein Youth Village
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TRY is based at the Ramah Israel campus, located in the Israel Goldstein Youth Village (Chavat HaNoar HaTzioni, “the Chava”) in the San Simon neighborhood of Jerusalem. The pastoral Chava is a lush, tree-lined campus that is also home to an Israeli boarding school and a high school for French students and includes athletic facilities, a library, an indoor pool and a kosher cafeteria. The Chava is a gated facility with 24/7 security. Adjacent to campus is a shopping plaza which contains a supermarket, a bank/ATM, a kiosk, a money changing facility, a coffee shop, a falafel stand, and a laundromat.
The Goldstein Youth Village was founded in 1949 with the help of the Jewish Agency to absorb children who survive the Holocaust. The village, a residential school, was opened a few months after the establishment of the State of Israel with 40 children who were Holocaust survivors. Today, there are over 400 high school students from Israel and around the world – primarily from Russia, Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, and France – living and studying at the Chava. The opportunity our students have to interact with others from various backgrounds adds an exciting dimension to the TRY experience, and will undoubtedly give new meaning to the concept of the “ingathering” of Jews in Israel.