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JH Israel is the American nonprofit that supports Israel’s National Leadership Center in Ariel. In 2010, Heather, in partnership with former Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman, built and established the National Leadership Center (NLC). Today the NLC hosts groundbreaking programs that have given more than 85,000 Israeli and Arab youth the opportunity to meet and participate in unparalleled experiential learning adventures.


USIEA is a nonpartisan organization that educates and serves senior government leaders to advance important dialogue and cooperation between the United States and Israel. Since 2011, Heather has led advanced, educational tours for senior members of Congress to Israel. USIEA connects U.S. government leaders with Israel’s leaders and experts on issues related to defense and security, energy, technology, economic cooperation, and agriculture.


You will find us on 1,000 remote acres in the mountains of northern California, fourteen miles outside of Etna, California. Breathtakingly beautiful, JH Ranch is where you can get away from it all in an undistracted environment — an experience unlike anything else. Situated by the Russian Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.

Our Adventures are challenge by choice! How far you go is up to YOU!


JH Ranch offers programs for ...

Parents with teenage son or daughter

Students from Jr High to College

Engaged Couples

This is not summer camp. We don’t do archery or crafts, but instead offer you the chance to try some new adventures with white-water rafting, back-country hiking, mountain climbing, biking and more! We always say, “Fun First!”

Our motto at JH Ranch: “I heard and I forgot, I saw and I remembered, I did and I understood.”

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