Eretz Israel

May we ask for your gracious patience as we continue to enhance our website page: Eretz Israel, about Ramsey Social Justice Foundation’s partnership in several initiatives with Israel, including Bob’s travels there regarding electronic interactive EMS and active management work.

Ramsey Foundation’s Chairman/CEO Bob Ramsey with his EMS-to-Israel Group (retired Phoenix Mayor Honorable Phil Gordon, and IT Chief Marc Chambers).




Jenny and Bob welcome and encourage you to join us at the third annual DESERT GATHERING JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL on Sunday, November 1st.

And, from Lisa and Nelson Lerner – When we shared with Jenny & Bob the mission of Desert Jewish Gathering, “Through the spiritual power of music, we seek to create a stronger sense of Jewish identity, connection to community and pride in our shared culture and heritage”, they embraced our concept and requested the honor of Festival Sponsor, recognizing the benefit and beauty of this November 1, 2015 community wide event envisioned by Cantor Todd Herzog:

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Potted Hydrangeas

Initiated in partnership with Jewish National Fund’s National President Russell Robinson, former Arizona JNF Board Member Nelson Lerner, and working with Arizona State University’s Professor Joel Gereboff, ASU’s Foundation’s Jill DeMichele, as well as Ben Gurion University’s Arava Institute Director David Lehrer, former Tree of Life recipients Jenny and Bob have established a scholarship for our Arizona State University students.


Along with wonderful Co-Honorees Dr. Martin and Joan Mollen, Bob Ramsey and Jenny Norton received JNF’s Tree of Life honor from Suzie and Pat McGroder


Jenny Norton visited with the JNF guests about sharing moments.

Each year, Arizona State University’s Religious Studies Department sends our student to study abroad at the premier environmental research facility of our planet, the Arava Institute of Ben Gurion University, located within the Negev of Israel.

It was a privilege for Jenny and Bob to be honored on October 24, 2013 at ADL’s annual Torch of Liberty Awards with the “Mayor Al Brooks Community Leadership Award”.  This award commemorates of the life and accomplishments of Mr. Brooks, the first Jewish Mayor of Mesa.  The honor was established to pay tribute to those who participate in humanitarian concerns and activism that exemplify the life of the Mayor and the principles of the ADL.

Please learn more details about JewishGen on our Visiting and Connecting with History page.

COMING SOON:  Information and details about our partnership with the Arava Medical Center and with United Hatzalah.


Rooftop view of the wondrous City of Jerusalem with Bob Ramsey, while celebrating Jenny Norton’s 70th Birthday.


It was a glorious privilege to celebrate Seder in Jerusalem, at the beautiful home of Gitty and Eli Beer and their lovely family.  (Eli is the Founder and CEO of United Hatzalah).


After spending Jenny’s 70th Birthday, April 7, 2015, at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s Holocaust Museum, Gene Luntz, who arranged a meaningful personal tour with honor for our family, then presented Jenny with the First Edition of Holocaust Child Pavel Friedmann’s tragically beautiful book, entitled, “…I never saw another butterfly…”