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50 Summers of Ramah


Wendy Rosenthal | Ramah California Wendy retired from her 35-year career of teaching General Studies and Judaica Studies at Kadima Day School in Los Angeles. She now spends her time as a docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, tutoring elementary school students, and babysitting for her young grandchildren. Wendy has spent many […]

Engagement

Micha and Sarah Gordis


Micha and Sarah Gordis | California Micha recently finished a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and works as a software engineer at PayPal in Tel Aviv. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University. She currently works as a program manager at the African Refugee Development Center, a non-profit organization in […]

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Transferring Judaism’s Fire


Rabbi Elliot Dorff, is Rector and Anne and Sol Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University, Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law, and Chair of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Author of over 200 articles and 12 books on Jewish thought, law, and ethics, and editor of […]

Rabbi Ronald Levine’s Reflection


It was Friday night, June 29, 1956 — the first Shabbat of the first full summer of Camp Ramah in California. One hundred and fifty of us, probably dressed in white, sat nervously on benches in Kikkar Tziyyon, as that area of camp had been named, waiting for the kabbalat shabbat service to begin.