We’ve talked about Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and many other cities at other opportunities. We told you what to do when you have only 48 hours to spend in Tel Aviv and we even shared the secret gems of Jerusalem with you. That is why, on this occasion, we want to highlight one of the small, but beautiful, cities in Israel and honor those we haven’t mentioned that much in the past. Today, we want to talk about Ramat Gan.
For some of you, Ramat Gan might seem to be just a Tel Aviv neighborhood due to its proximity to the Bauhaus city and its walking distance to the Arlozorov train station, but Ramat Gan is way more than just “a Tel Aviv neighborhood”. Ramat Gan is a lovely city, with a breathtaking history, fantastic people, an amazing Safari, and even one of the spots with the best landscapes in the country.
Are you ready to learn more about Avraham Krinizi’s city? Do you want to hear more about the house of the Israeli Diamond Exchange? Sit down, take some notes and learn some cool facts about Ramat Gan.
Ramat Gan: From a satellite town to an amazing city
In this article, we are going to do things in a slightly different way. We are going to share some facts with you, one by one. Let yourself be surprised and if you have any questions or comments, just leave them in the comments below.
- Ramat Gan was established in the year 1921, first of all as a moshav, and then as an official city in 1950.
- The current population of Ramat Gan is about ~160,000 people. At the beginning of its history, it had only 450 residents.
- In the year 2018, Ramat Gan launched the program “Leadership on the Rise”, offering both immigrants and born-and-raised Israelis to learn social entrepreneurship. The program was then implemented in many other cities around the country becoming an absolute success.
- The first mayor of Ramat Gan was Avraham Krinizi, who held that role for more than 40 years. Today, Ramat Gan has an open Museum in his name, and a beautiful commercial street that was named after him.
- Ramat Gan is the house of the Bar Ilan University, one of the most important universities in the country. Lots of students from all over Israel and the world make Ramat Gan their home to be close to their studies.
- Diamonds everywhere! The famous area of the “Bursa” is also located in Ramat Gan. The Diamond Exchange Center welcomes all people coming from Tel Aviv into Ramat Gan with a big sign and numerous buildings.
- Ramat Gan is also becoming the Manhattan of Israel, several skyscrapers are being built in the city and tons of international companies are setting their headquarters in this lovely city as well.
- An amazing place for animals! Ramat Gan has its very own Safari. The Ramat Gan Safari is a phenomenal place to spend time with your families and young children. Animals have a huge space and you can either visit it in your own car or wait for the spectacular buses they offer for you and your kids to meet lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes from up close.
- The offices of the Rosen School of Hebrew are also located in Ramat Gan! What a magical city, right?
- The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, a well-known and very prestigious hospital is also located in the heart of Ramat Gan. We hope you don’t need to go there anytime soon, unless you are pregnant, but it is good to know that for any emergencies… it is right there.
- Parks are also here! In Ramat Gan there are a handful of parks. The Park Leumi is gorgeous and it was recently renovated, the Gan Abraham offers you a breathtaking landscape, and the little parks with games for toddlers that are in every neighborhood of the city, give a lot of life and interaction opportunities for their citizens.
- The current mayor of Ramat Gan is Mr. Carmel Shama, who served as Israel’s envoy to the OECD, UNESCO and Council of Europe. He was elected in 2018.
- Ramat Gan is a city with lots of life, cool and interesting people walking down Bialik St and some of the best jachnun in Israel. Remember what jachnun is?
Ramat Gan is a lovely city. Even though most Tel Avivians will say it is “too far” (because that is what they say about anything within more than a 10-minute walk), Ramat Gan offers its citizens great quality of life, cool activities, fun events, lots of parks, and a phenomenal location. Just between Givatayim and Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan is everything you guys need if you ever move to Israel.
Learn Hebrew today, move to Ramat Gan tomorrow
In Ramat Gan, people are from everywhere. There is a big young Latin population, lots of Russians, many people from Iraq, and also a large number of people who were born and raised in Israel. But one thing is for sure: Hebrew is the main and official language.
Start learning Hebrew today in one of the courses offered by the Rosen School of Hebrew, and be surprised with how fast you learn and progress. You will be amazed by your own results. Trust us, believe in yourself, and start today. Behatzlacha!
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