Dear friends of the twin towns Weinheim and Ramat Gan, we welcome you to the website of the association Freundeskreis Weinheim-Ramat Gan e.V.
Idan Ben David
N E W S
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ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The association, founded in 1990, brings together Weinheim citizens who have made it their mission to foster and cultivate the friendship with the citizens of the Israeli city Ramat Gan.
INTERESTED IN A YOUTH EXCHANGE?
The youth exchange program between the twinned towns of Ramat Gan and Weinheim was established in 1986. Every year, about 20 students from Weinheim and 20 students from Ramat Gan take part in the program sponsored by the "Freundeskreis Weinheim-Ramat Gan e.V.". They experience a deep dive into culture and history and many of them make friends for life.
In an interview, a reporter from Weinheim Youth Media wanted to know from two 2016 exchange participants what their experiences were during the four weeks of the exchange and why this program can be so interesting and valuable for young people.
For more information see also the heading “Youth Exchange Program”.
INTERESTED IN A CITIZENS' TRIP?
For several years, the Circle of Friends has been organizing trips to Israel for Weinheim citizens and journalists.
The video and the newspaper article from the Weinheimer Nachrichten on the 2017 trip with a group of 25 illustrates the variety of this extraordinary trip to a country full of contrasts and controversaries.
If you are interested in a citizens’ trip, please feel free to contact us
THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Passover - Passover in commemoration of the liberation from Egyptian slavery -- April 6.- April 13., 2023
Shavuot - Feast of Weeks (50 days after Passover) Feast commemorating the giving of the commandments at Sinai -- May 26. - May 27., 2023
Tisha beAw - Day of fasting and mourning on the destruction of the Temple -- July 27, 2023
Rosh Hashanah - New Year - Sept. 16. - Sept. 17., 2023
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement - September 25., 2023
Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles --September 30. - October 6., 2023
Hanukkah - celebration of the rededication of the Temple in 164 BCE -- Dec. 8 - Dec. 15, 2023
Jewish holidays and commemorations always commence - as does Shabbat - on the evening of the previous day.