For just over four months, TRYers experience every facet of the country. TRY students hike up Masada and down the Ramon Crater, bike through the desert and barbecue on the beach. They volunteer in community service projects, learn Hebrew intensively and undergo simulated army basic training. They participate in daily prayer and experience different synagogues each Shabbat in Jerusalem. They visit with friends and family, keep up a regular school schedule and spend a span of the Jewish calendar in a new and different atmosphere.
TRY students also visit Poland. Designed to incorporate into our studies the dual aspects of seeing the vibrant pulsating center of Jewish life and learning that was Poland pre-Shoah, and internalizing and memorializing the horrific planned annihilation of European Jewry prior to and during the Shoah, the trip will mesh perfectly with ICC.