Announcing the new Yuval Yisrael summer program for teens

Dear Ramah Leaders and Friends of Ramah,

Ramah and USY are excited that this summer we will launch Yuval Yisrael, a summer teen Israel experience sponsored by the Conservative/Masorti Movement. This partnership brings together our decades of joint experience in designing meaningful and educational Israel programs for teens, our movement’s future leaders.

Yuval Yisrael, a 3.5-week program, will include volunteering, substantive educational programming, joyful Shabbatot, team building, touring, and hiking. An optional Eastern Europe program is available as well. As always, the safety and security of our participants is our number one priority.  

This collaborative program initiative replaces USY Israel Pilgrimage/EPIC Israel and is designed for teens who are not Ramah campers. Ramah campers will continue to participate in Ramah Israel Seminar as a culmination of their camper experience.

This partnership between Ramah and USY is long overdue, and will lead to an outstanding Israel summer experience! Please help us by forwarding this email to families with teens who may be interested, and letting us know if you are aware of specific teens/parents whom we should contact directly.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to an exciting, safe, and meaningful summer for our teens.

Amy Skopp Cooper, Director, National Ramah Commission
Meir Hoyzman, Executive Director, Ramah Israel
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, CEO, USCJ
Julie Marder, Interim Senior Director, USY