To provide a high quality educational environment, based on the academic standards of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
To encourage students to expand their horizons in practical and theoretical areas and disciplines
To challenge students, faculty and staff to develop positive relationships toward our educational goals
To provide the major courses of study for 10th-12th grades
To facilitate private tutorials or small classes for subjects that are not generally offered
To offer a full range of regular, honors and AP courses as needed for our students
To create an educational environment conducive to exploring traditional and innovative/creative methods and technology
To offer individuals personal attention and guidance both academically and socially
To provide students with continuous assessments of their progress throughout the program
To create an atmosphere whereby students can learn from a variety of sources including: themselves, their peers, counselors, and teachers – while in a dormitory setting far from home and far from parental supervision
To offer both the formality of classrooms and the informality of their relationship with teachers and educators who will see their students outside of the classroom as well.
To inspire each participant to feel a link in the historical chain of the Jewish people in Israel.
To develop a sense of chronology with regard to historical periods and a basic understanding of the major events of each period
To familiarize participants with the various philosophies and ideologies that have characterized different historical periods
To identify the ways in which the Jewish people have thrived throughout their history, despite the many challenges to their existence
To develop the understanding and interest of the participants in the challenges and ideologies of Israel and Zionism today.
To expose the participants to the political system of the State of Israel
To examine the issues involved in the ongoing Middle East conflict and potential peace process
To explore the essential elements of a Jewish State and the conflicts of Religion and State
To expose the participants to the wide spectrum of people, communities, and ideologies that comprise Israel today
To develop a sense of the culture of Israel, including the Hebrew language, hiking the land, and the arts
To explore issues facing Israel’s economy and environment
To build a model Jewish community, as based on the Camp Ramah Jewish experience, in the context of Israel.
To build an insular community (within the backdrop of Israel as the prototype Jewish community), where halachic (Jewish religious) practice, ritual, and routine are normative and meaningful
To offer opportunities for spiritual growth, intellectual challenge, values learning and religious development
To utilize role models in a conscious manner to influence the choices and development of students
To create an environment where Hebrew is spoken and learned
To offer a view of Israel as a society which is built on Jewish law and values
To build the sense of connectedness to the larger Jewish world, of the Ramah movement and world Jewry
To inspire, motivate, and encourage students to return to their camps and their communities in North America as young leaders and role models
To offer contact with Conservative Judaism as a way of life.
To expose participants to the Masorti (Israeli Conservative) Movement, its institutions, leaders, and challenges
To live an active Conservative Jewish lifestyle, integrating values of Ramah and Israel
To explore issues of pluralism as played out in the political system of Israel
To expose participants to variants of Jewish religious law which are unique to being a Conservative Jew in Israel
To encourage the personal growth and fulfillment of each participant through experience and reflection.
To provide an appropriate environment (with specific boundaries) which will nurture, challenge, and support the developmental challenges of adolescence
To structure a social environment which will meet the needs of adolescents, within the framework of Ramah values
To offer opportunities for personal religious and spiritual Jewish growth
To encourage participants to develop a personal relationship with Israel
To encourage participants to take on new challenges