Campus Life

The Raphael Recanati International School organizes a wide variety of social and cultural activities for all the students on campus throughout the academic year. Most of our events are open to students studying in the Hebrew school, encouraging integration. All our events are held in English and are either free or subsidized.

The Social & Cultural Affairs department is charged with the task to make life outside the classroom fun and meaningful for all Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) Students.  We work to make sure that our international students are exposed to and become comfortable with the Israeli way of life, helping them to acculturate into this unique and flavorful country.

There are countless ways at Reichman University to join in, do something and make a difference. Through the Social & Cultural Affairs department you will discover endless opportunities to explore Israel, acculturate to life at Reichman University and in the local community, meet new people and contribute to the world around you.

 

Join (or run!) a club, watch (or star!) in performances, give back (or organize!) via community service  - and most importantly, make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

 

The Social & Cultural Affairs department is charged with the task to make life outside the classroom fun and meaningful for all Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) Students.  We work to make sure that our international students are exposed to and become comfortable with the Israeli way of life, helping them to acculturate into this unique and flavorful country.

Activities

  • Orientation Trip


    The orientation trip combines Zionism & fun and includes hikes, team building, leadership activities and a trip to the south of Israel!

  • Ambassadors' Club


    In cooperation with the “StandWithUs” organization, the Ambassadors’ Club stands as the premier program in Israel Advocacy for International students at Reichman University.

  • RRIS Poland delegation


    Every year Reichman University's Student Union sends an independent and unique students' delegation to Poland. The RRIS group will be comprised of 30 students that will take part in a 7 day delegation.

  • Bike & Wine Trip


    The RRIS holds two bicycle trips during the year for students, faculty and administrative staff in different locations around the country to experience Israel's beautiful views and surroundings.

  • Tzahal 101


    RRIS holds two events during the year providing a great opportunity to learn about the IDF and meet with army specialists and Reichman University graduates currently serving in the army.

  • Standup Comedy Night


    The RRIS hosts a hilarious night that focuses on Israeli culture, day-to-day life comic situations, especially the challenges newcomers encounter in Israel.

  • Tiyul Laila


    A unique opportunity to explore Israel's stunning and diverse regions ranging from rocky sea beaches, rivers, thick forests to vast desert landscapes during the night.

  • Jonathan Davis giving a speech while Reichman lights the candles

    Hanukkah Candle Lighting


    The RRIS is hosting an annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for all the students and RRIS staff. It is an evening filled with delicious food, Hanukkah songs, and lights!

  • Yom Hazikaron Ceremony


    On the eve of the national Day of Remembrance for Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, the RRIS is honored to lead a delegation to the MASA Ceremony at the Armored Corps museum.

  • International Festival


    The RRIS invites its students to represent their home country and set up a stand at the yearly InterFest. The students are able to share their country's tastes, smells, and sounds with all of thier students.

  • North Trip


    The trip to northern Israel is open to RRIS students only and is a great way to enjoy two days of hiking, river rafting and exploring the extraordinary views with students from different tracks.

  • Reichman University Idol


    The Reichman University Idol is an event which displays talent and provides a memorable evening. Following auditions, Israeli and international students compete in this amazing musical contest.

  • Zikaron Ba Salon


    The RRIS is honored to host the annual Zikaron BaSalon (remembrance in the living room) initiative. The eve of Yom HaShoa, we host a Holocaust survivor to hear their testimony in a more intimate atmosphere.

  • Students in Kayaks

    Kayak Club


    Each semester, the RRIS Campus Life is taking a group of 15 students to kayak in the Mediterranean Sea at Marina in Hertzliya.

  • Shabbaton and Bike Ride


    The annual RRIS Shabbaton offers the perfect getaway for our students. A relaxing Shabbat in one of Israel’s beautiful Kibbutzim. The Shabbaton includes bike rides, hikes, and Jewish learnings.

  • Israeli Culture Tours


    Throughout the academic year the RRIS Campus Life offers students different themed trips around Israel. The trips are providing a glimpse to Israel’s culture through food, street art, fashion, etc.

  • Yad Vashem Museum Tour


    The RRIS is organizing an annual English Speaking Tour of Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem followed by a conversation with a Holocaust survivor.