The summer is over and now is the time for your constituents to think about TRY/USY High. A representative from Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY/USYHigh) visited most of the Ramah camps and USY encampments this summer and spoke about our program. There was great enthusiasm for the idea of attending TRYUSYHigh for part of 10th, 11th or 12th grade. TRY 2012 runs from January 29 - June 4, 2012 and USYHigh runs from January 29 - March 23, 2012. Here are some quick reasons for you to consider this amazing opportunity for your constituents:
College - TRY/USYHigh is great for getting into college - our alumni attend many of the top universities and all use this experience as a springboard to making themselves stand out in their college applications.
Growth - TRY is a four-month and USYHigh is a two-month maturing process. Our alumni return much better prepared for the riggers of academic life and personal responsibility.
Full credit - The Ramah Jerusalem High School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association meaning that all credits transfer back to schools in the US and Canada.
Camp - TRY/USYHigh combines what is great about Camp Ramah and USY but within an academic high school setting making learning fun and even more productive.
Jewish education - TRY/USYHigh is Jewish education at its best
Living in Jerusalem - TRY/USYHigh is in Jerusalem, the center of Jewish gravity.
Read what some of our alumni wrote the following TRY/USYHigh 2011:
I made friends on TRY that I will keep my whole life. TRY enhanced my love for Israel to so many degrees...
My experience on TRY was amazing. Academically, socially and religiously I have grown ... and TRY has given me so much insight into my Jewish identity and Jewish roots.
USYHigh was amazing and life changing. I have matured a lot and have become a better person overall. Not just from the people around me, but the experience in Israel.
This past Semester at TRY was one of the best experiences of my life.
Life changing. I loved TRY!
One of our alumni parents wrote the following after her daughter came home from TRY 2011:
Thank you for a wonderful TRY experience. We know that our daughter is coming home a changed, more mature, and well-educated person. I wish all 4 of our children had this experience. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do educating young adults.
We need your help. Our goal is to prevent TRY/USYHigh from becoming the best kept secret in the Conservative movement. Please present this program to your teens and their parents. Visit our website and feel free to call Judy Greene, our coordinator in New York at 212-678-8883 with any questions or information about scholarships.
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I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
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