Eretz Israel

Within Eretz Israel, our Ramsey Social Justice Foundation is in partnership in several initiatives with our family and friends residing in Israel, focusing on electronic interactive EMS/Healthcare active management work, the ecology, and education.

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.

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.



Bob Ramsey and Jenny Norton were grateful to be honored as they received JEWISH NATIONAL FUND’S TREE OF LIFE lifetime achievement award for a lifetime of support for Eretz Israel. (Jenny’s dad, Ralph Silbert Norton had been a penpal/corresponder with David Ben Gurion and a JNF supporter since 1948).


Jenny Norton visited with the JNF guests about sharing moments.

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…”