Ramah Israel Institute

Ramah Mishpacha Solidarity & Service Trips to Israel

Israel needs you right now. There is enormous volunteer work to be done in the fields, rebuilding homes, and working with displaced families. We hope you will consider joining your fellow Ramahniks on one of our upcoming solidarity and service missions. This is your opportunity to be counted and to let our family in Israel know that we stand alongside them.

Upcoming Trip Date Options:

Ramah Mishpacha Solidarity & Service Trip, Four Days 

June 24-27, 2024 (Adults)

Lodging:

Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem

Land Cost (excluding flight):

$2,645 per person single occupancy

$1,970 per person double occupancy

 

Ramah Mishpacha Solidarity & Service Trip, Four Days

July 15-18, 2024 (Adults & Teens)

Lodging:

Dan Panorama in Jerusalem

Land Cost (excluding flight):

 

$2,250 per person single occupancy
$1,775 per person double occupancy

Please do not purchase flights until you have received confirmation that enough participants have signed up and that the trip will indeed happen.  Also, when purchasing flights, it is strongly advised that you ONLY use El Al, which currently is the only airline flying to Israel, and that you take out travel insurance.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change based on speaker availability, volunteer placements, and security restrictions.

*For all four-day missions, there is an option to extend your stay in Jerusalem for Shabbat. You will prompted to choose this option when you register.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change based on speaker availability, volunteer placements, and security restrictions. 

Day 1: To Nourish Those Who Need Nourishment

Participants should plan on arriving at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) no later than 11 am. Our staff will meet participants in the arrivals hall. 

The entire country has been working hard to ensure that soldiers serving on the frontline are taken care of and nourished. At our first volunteer stop, a short distance from the airport, we will get to work making sandwiches and preparing food for our chayalim. In the afternoon, we will continue on to Jerusalem for an opening ceremony and time to reflect. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 



Day 2: To Till and To Tend

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will depart for a day in the fields. The agricultural communities have been decimated and the entire country has been volunteering to help save this fall’s crops. We will be picking and packaging vegetables, and participants should prepare for a physically demanding day. 

In the afternoon we will be traveling to Tel Aviv and spending time at Kikar Hahatufim, the Hostages Square outside of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. The square has been set up as a gathering place for families of hostages and draws hundreds of visitors daily. We will have the opportunity to sing, daven, speak with families, and observe the dozens of art installations, including the Empty Shabbat Table. We will also be visiting the Chamal (distribution center) that coordinates the distribution of supplies needed by displaced families. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 



Day 3: To Build and Restore

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will be traveling to the South and volunteering at Rahat, a Bedouin city,  and Ofakim, a neighboring Jewish city. In addition to painting homes and repairing playgrounds, we will have the opportunity to meet with residents and hear about the opening days of the war. With IDF permission, we will be visiting an army base and spending time speaking with soldiers. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 



Day 4: To Share Chizuk and Receive Chizuk

Following tefillot at the Kotel, breakfast, and check out, we will head to Har Herzl, where we will visit the newest graves and hear stories of our fallen heroes. In the afternoon we will volunteer at sites across Jerusalem. 

Following a closing dinner together and a closing speaker, we will depart for Ben Gurion Airport in time for late evening flights. 

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change based on speaker availability, volunteer placements, and security restrictions. 

Day 1—Thursday: To Nourish Those Who Need Nourishment

Participants should plan on arriving at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) no later than 11 am. Our staff will meet participants in the arrivals hall. 

The entire country has been working hard to ensure that soldiers serving on the frontline are taken care of and nourished. At our first volunteer stop, a short distance from the airport, we will get to work making sandwiches and preparing food for our chayalim. In the afternoon, we will continue on to Jerusalem for an opening ceremony and time to reflect. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 


Day 2—Friday: To Till and To Tend

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will depart for a morning in the fields. The agricultural communities have been decimated and the entire country has been volunteering to help save this fall’s crops. We will be picking and packaging vegetables, and participants should prepare for a physically demanding morning. We’ll return to Jerusalem in the afternoon, in time for a stop at Machaneh Yehudah. 

Together we will bring in a beautiful Shabbat with tefillot and dinner, followed by an evening program.


Day 3—Shabbat in Jerusalem

Over Shabbat, we will have the opportunity to visit local synagogues and meet with displaced families from southern Israel who are now living in Jerusalem. After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 


Day 4—Sunday: To Build and Restore 

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will be traveling to the South and volunteering at Rahat, a Bedouin city, and Ofakim, a neighboring Jewish city. In addition to painting homes and repairing playgrounds, we will have the opportunity to meet with residents and hear about the opening days of the war. With IDF permission, we will be visiting an army base and spending time speaking with soldiers. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 


Day 5—Monday: To Share Chizuk and Receive Chizuk

Following tefillot at the Kotel, breakfast, and check out, we will head to Har Herzl, where we will visit the newest graves and hear stories of our fallen heroes. In the afternoon we will volunteer at sites across Jerusalem and then head to Tel Aviv to spend time at Kikar Hahatufim, the Hostages Square outside of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. The square has been set up as a gathering place for families of hostages and draws hundreds of visitors daily. We will have the opportunity to sing, daven, speak with families, and observe the dozens of art installations, including the Empty Shabbat Table.

Following a closing dinner together, we will depart for Ben Gurion Airport in time for late evening flights

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change based on speaker availability, volunteer placements, and security restrictions. 

Day 1—Tuesday : Bruchim habaim!

The program will start in the hotel in the late afternoon

Orientation

Opening Ceremony

Speaker TBD

Day 2 —Wednesday: To Build and Restore 

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will be traveling to the South and volunteering at Rahat, a Bedouin city, and Ofakim, a neighboring Jewish city. In addition to painting homes or repairing playgrounds, we will have the opportunity to meet with residents and hear about the opening days of the war. With IDF permission, we will be visiting an army base and spending time speaking with soldiers. 

After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker.


Day 3—Thursday: To Till and To Tend

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will depart for a day in the fields. The agricultural communities have been decimated and the entire country has been volunteering to help save the crops. We will be picking and packaging fruit or vegetables, and participants should prepare for a physically demanding day. 

In the afternoon we will be traveling to Tel Aviv and spending time at Kikar Hahatufim, the Hostages Square outside of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. The square has been set up as a gathering place for families of hostages and draws hundreds of visitors daily. We will have the opportunity to sing, daven, speak with families, and observe the dozens of art installations, including the Empty Shabbat Table. We will also be volunteering in Tel Aviv at a center that coordinates the distribution of supplies needed by displaced families. 

After free time for dinner, we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 

Day 4 —Friday: To Share Chizuk and Receive Chizuk

Following tefillot at the Kotel and breakfast, we will head to Har Herzl, where we will stop at the area of the newest graves and hear stories of our fallen heroes.

We will then volunteer at a food packing facility in Jerusalem, OR have the opportunity to give back in the most tangible way possible – by donating blood at the MDA center.

There will then be time for a stop at Machaneh Yehudah Shuk. 

Together we will bring in a beautiful Shabbat with tefillot and dinner, followed by an evening program.


Day 5—Shabbat in Maaleh Hahamisha

Over Shabbat, we will have the opportunity to create a wonderful Shabbat together and meet with displaced families from southern Israel who are now living there. After free time for dinner (we will recommend small restaurants that need our support), we will gather together for our evening program and speaker. 


Day 6—Sunday: Lehitraot! 

Following tefillot (optional) and breakfast, we will end with a closing ceremony together.