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  • Boston Breaks Their Fast

    "I hit the fasting lull around 1 p.m. Hunger pains started to take over, so I walked home and laid down to nap. Before I knew it, Yom Kippur was coming to an end and I was fantasizing with friends about break-fast. At 6:45, familiar Ramah faces came through the door to nosh on bagels, lox, challah, and matzo ball soup – what a way to break the fast (not to mention nachamu playing in the background… because it wouldn’t be a Ramah event without some awkward singing)."

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  • 10 for 2

    "Every day at 9:00am, the weather warms up. The computer screens around me flash gorgeous pictures of lakes, dense green forests and clear skies. Words like “summer,” “program,” and “camper” are thrown around like “buy,” “sell,” or “hold” on a trading floor. T-shirts embroidered with familiar Hebrew-English hybrids are prevalent and yes, acceptable. Despite the temperature outside, I find myself yet again back at camp."

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  • A Transformative Event, Then and Now: 1966 Ramah Israel Seminar, 50th Anniversary Reunion!

    "The first Seminar to Israel was organized in 1962, and we were the 5th group of wide-eyed 16- and 17-year-olds that Ramah brought to Israel for an 8-week summer experience of touring, exploring, and learning. We came from Ramah camps in Pennsylvania, New York, New England, Wisconsin, and Canada. Many of us had never traveled by plane before, and certainly not overseas. We all remembered the excitement of landing on the old airstrip at the Lod airport, a few even bending to kiss the ground. Furthermore, the State of Israel, established in 1948, was only one year older than we were! Of course, to teenagers, anything before we were born seemed like ancient history."

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