Accreditation and Affiliation

TRY is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Our College Board school code is 675400.

TRY is the Conservative Movement’s high school program abroad and is supported by United Synagogue Youth (USY), a program of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Through a partnership between TRY and Gratz College in Philadelphia, TRY students are eligible to participate in a concurrent enrollment program in which they may earn college credits. TRY students have used their credit earned in the following colleges.

TRY is a project of Ramah Israel, a division of the National Ramah Commission, which operates under the educational and religious supervision of  The Jewish Theological Seminary.

We offer a full range of courses in English, mathematics, science, history, foreign languages, and physical education; all are fully accredited.

Please download our TRY Course Descriptions for a more detailed description of the courses that we offer.

Course Requirements

All students are required to enroll in the following:

1. Israel Core Course: Ancient to Modern History of Israel and the Middle East

2. Hebrew

3. Physical Education

In addition, most students enroll in the following courses:

1. English

2. Math

3. History

4. Science

5. Foreign Language

AP Courses can be arranged in most subjects.

We recommend that students take approximately four or five General Studies courses in addition to the Jewish Studies courses.

Course Options

English Language and World Literature


  • Canadian History
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • US Government
  • US History
  • World History / Global History


  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus


  • Spanish
  • French 
  • Latin 
  • Other Languages


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Physical Education 


Fine Arts 

Private Music Lessons


  • Phys Ed
  • Visual Arts
  • Talmud
  • Rabbinics
  • Private music lessons

*Students taking under-enrolled courses as well as those taking more than five courses are subject to an additional fee