New Fall TRYMester

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Fall TRYmester

Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY) is delighted to announce an exciting twist on an already great program. Our new TRYmester program in Jerusalem. For the first time, TRY will be offering 10th -12th graders the opportunity to live and learn in Israel during the fall and with Specialty Tracks.

Specialty tracks

In addition to TRY’s excellent fully accredited international academic program, the trimester will include specially designed tracks whereby students will be able to view Israel through the lens which interests them most while enhancing their preparation for college.

The goals of the TRYmester Specialty Tracks include enabling students to experience a sector of Israeli society from up close. Students will get the chance to understand modern Israel by meeting interesting experts in their field and exploring their specialty in depth. .

Our Specialty Tracks include weekly meetings with TRY mentors, as well as a final project which will be graded at the end of the trimester and will be included in the student’s academic transcript. The final project’s focus will be determined collaboratively, with the goal of creating a product which will help in evaluating the experience academically as well as providing added value to the overall experience (i.e. a promotional video, presentation, newspaper article etc…).

Specialty mentors coordinate the experience throughout the semester, advising our students and interfacing with external experts in the chosen field.

Specialty Tracks during TRY will offer our students a wonderful opportunity to learn even more about Israeli society while adding to the list of experiences that colleges seek in their candidates.

List of *Proposed Specialties:

  1. Social Justice and Social Action
  2. Culinary Arts
  3. Sports Management
  4. Communications and Media
  5. Art and Film
  6. Robotics and Technology

*Some new specialties may be substituted or added depending upon interest of students.

The fall trimester will continue Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim’s tradition of academic excellence, meaningful Jewish living and development of deep personal relationships. An enhanced Israel Core Course (ICC) will complement your high school course schedule and your chosen Specialty Track by providing the essential learning experience of TRY – a journey through Jewish heritage using modern Israel as our live laboratory. It will also include all of the beautiful and spiritual fall Jewish holidays and the potential to earn college credit through Gratz College.

Dates: TRYmester dates are August 22-November 21, 2017

Tuition: to be announced

Tuition Includes:

    • Academic program and high school credit
    • Full board and lodging
    • Medical insurance
    • Laundry once a week

Tuition does not include airfare to and from Israel, a $150 non-refundable registration fee, and personal spending money. Scholarships are available.

For more information, please contact Toby Ayash, Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator, or (267) 666-0080.

Generous, substantive scholarships for the fall TRYmester are available.