The Backcountry Bayit is a home dedicated to providing a home in the mountains for the rapidly growing Denver/Boulder Jewish community encouraging the development of the year-round Jewish community present in Frisco, Colorado, through active outreach, engaging programming, and an abundance of enthusiasm.
Ramah alumni have accomplished remarkable achievements in the fields of education, social justice, entertainment, and more. Here, we share these incredible successes. We are always looking to feature our awesome alumni. Share your stories with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison Jackson | Canada Madison attended Camp Ramah in Canada as a camper for seven years and then returned on staff for one year as the Creative Writing Instructor and Editor of the Camp newspaper, Kol Ramah. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she is a sophomore at Binghamton University where she is double majoring in Judaic […]
“Zachary and Lindsay met at Camp Ramah Nyack in 2003 when they worked together in Shorashim. They were married in 2014 in Philadelphia, PA” #ithappenedatramah
“The Tikvah Network is not the only way that Ramah camps have shown themselves to be inclusive to all Jewish campers. Over the past few years, I have been excited to hear from friends who still work at camp and to read in Jewish newspaper articles about how Ramah camps are becoming a more inclusive […]
“Nobody tells you that life after college means you’ve entered an alternate universe – called reality. Within this new world you face some changes you never expected to face. Your friends get boyfriends and girlfriends, start having to put their phones down at work, move away and actually go to bed before 10 pm. Sometimes […]
“Last night, I celebrated Shabbat with roughly 20 Jews from around the world in Hanoi, Vietnam. Here, in Vietnam, there aren’t many Jews, as you may expect.”
“Celebrating Shabbat at camp was a revelation for me. No book, no d’var Torah could have taught me the feeling of a camp Shabbat. So, I’ve been on a quest since camp to recreate the feeling. “
“Many Ramahniks are immune to the fact that other Ramah camps exist besides our own. We are biased to the fact that our camp is the best and our traditions make the most sense. Most of us do not even pay attention to the fact that there are thousands of people around North America who […]
“The exact brand of Judaism that I grew up with at Ramah doesn’t exist here, but my Ramah experience has energized me to explore the vast Jewish community of Budapest. I have prayed with the Masorti kehillah, in small steibel minyanim, and in beautiful Neolog (a Hungarian denomination) synagogues, eaten Shabbat and yomtov meals with […]
“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, […]