Ramat-Gan, located in west central Israel, east of Tel Aviv, is an important industrial center. Having a population of about 150,000 people, Ramat-Gan is one of the 15 largest cities in Israel. Ramat-Gan and Phoenix established a sister city relationship in 2005.
Ramat-Gan was declared a city on January 21, 1950. The city originated as an agricultural community adjacent to Tel Aviv. The pioneers that purchased the territory in 1914 called it “Ir Ganim” (“Garden City”), with the goal of founding a community of private farms. The first residents arrived in 1921, following World War 1 and British Mandate governance. Apart from being well-known for its diamond exchange, the city is also home to Israel’s largest sports stadium and the tallest building, Moshe Aviv Tower. Ramat-Gan’s many museums, parks, and synagogues contribute to its fascinating culture.
Ramat-Gan and Phoenix 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Ramat-Gan Committee promotes youth exchanges, local and international art and cultural programs, sports, business and educational opportunities between the two desert cities. It also partners with other sister city committees to present events and conducts ongoing efforts to develop new initiatives benefiting both Ramat-Gan and Phoenix. The Ramat-Gan Committee meets monthly and welcomes new members.
Ramat-Gan Committee Contact Information
Chairperson: Edna Sitelman
Staff Liaison: April Cavaletto firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee meets every second Thursday of the month, except July, August, and December.
Meetings begin at 4:00pm. Please contact April Cavaletto for the meeting location.