Kibbutz Ramat Rachel is situated on a hilltop overlooking the magnificent panorama of Jerusalem's Old City, the Dead Sea, and the Judean Hills. The kibbutz was established in 1926 and now numbers 400—members, children, soldiers, and residents. Ramat Rachel also has a close and friendly link with the surrounding community, through its hotel, banquet hall, sports center, treatment facilities, educational centers, and cultural activities.
The Ramat Rachel Hotel offers the best of Israeli hospitality on an international level, with 165 spacious guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the hills surrounding Jerusalem. The hotel restaurant has kosher certification.
The hotel also offers attractive and well equipped banquet and conference halls for any size occasion,
Adjacent to the hotel is the Ramat Rachel Sports Center, a health and treatment complex that features a semi-Olympic-size swimming pool, covered and heated in winter; special attractions for children; a large, state-of-the-art fitness room; exercise classes of all types; three tennis courts; a basketball court ; a spa offering a variety of luxurious and rejuvenating treatments for individuals, couples, and groups.
Children from the surrounding neighbourhood enjoy Ramat Rachel's educational facilities, both on the kibbutz itself—in infant and toddler daycare centers, kindergartens, and after-school programs—and at the Yedidut preschool, a center for young children in the nearby neighborhood of Arnona.
The experienced staff of Ramat Rachel's Learning Center assists children, teenagers, and adults with individual treatment and support targeted to a range of specific needs.
Eyal's Farm is an ecological center providing unique and effective treatment for emotional problems through the care of animals and contact with nature.
The Art Center offers classes in painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramics, music, and woodblock printing. The center also provides guidance to students in preparing their portfolios for acceptance to art schools.
Beit Sababa is Ramat Rachel's nursing center for senior citizens—a facility offering high-quality care in a warm and pleasant setting. Treatment and activities are suited to a range of health conditions.
Ramat Rachel's proximity to Jerusalem is ideal for easy-going and enjoyable tours. One highlight is the Archeological Park, which offers both a fascinating look into the distant past and a spectacular view of modern-day Jerusalem.
The newly opened road to Ramat Rachel makes the Kibbutz and its facilities even more accessible.