“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 […]
“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 […]
“When people ask me what I do for a living I consider myself a jack of many trades. I play a myriad of different roles. I’m an actress, a counselor, a parent figure, a performer, a data analyst, a lecturer, a student, and a curriculum planner. But to sum it up simply, I’m a teacher.”
“My camp friends and I joke about being a “rosh for life,” poking fun at the ways that our experiences have turned us into not only leaders at camp, but translated into “real-world” responsibility as well. After summers full of schlepping benches and setting up programming spaces, we instinctively arrange the desks of our graduate […]
“According to Rabbi Cohen, “One of the earliest goals of Reshet Ramah was to create networks of Ramah leaders for professional growth. Through Kerem, we have, over the last three years, provided an opportunity for 20-something Ramah leaders to form deeper connections ,which has led to professional networking, professional growth, and personal religious development. This […]
PJ and Avi first met on Ramah Seminar in the summer of 2003. Avi had been a lifelong camper at Ramah California while PJ had grown up at Ramah Berkshires.
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires and Ramah Day Camp in Nyack alumnus, Eric Leiderman, has been named the winner of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s 2015 Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award.
Sarah and Ben actually met in 2004, when they were both campers but weren’t really friends until they re-met on Tzevet Nitzanim in 2009.
In 2007, Adi Segal returned to the camp as a counselor. Not long after, Danielle Schindler followed suit. And in the summer of 2009, with many other counselors out sick or on vacation, the two bonded over an unenviable task — entertaining 85 jumpy, excitable 11-year-olds.
We’re schepping nachas for all the Ramah graduates of The Jewish Theological Seminary, class of 2015 (and our west coast friends at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies)!