What flashes in my mind when considering the impact of Camp Ramah on my life is that I became a Jewish educator because a significant teacher told me (and persuaded me): “You have the power to change the world.”
Tara and I met when we were part of the Chavurah program as camp waiters in ’79. We did not start dating until the next summer when I was a Mador and she worked in the kitchen.
In 2003, Dave was back for a third summer working in Tikvah and Emily was beginning her first.
When we first met, we were nine years old – in Nitzanim at Camp Ramah in California. We were friends and pen pals for years.
Hi, my name is Mitch Paschen and I’m autistic. No, I don’t stare at the wall for hours without saying anything, but I do have most of the U.S. Atlas memorized.
My name is David Block, I’m a partially blind journalist and documentary producer and I made two documentaries on blind athletes, which were on the Philadelphia PBS station WHYY TV 12 in Philadelphia.
We have always loved Brian and been proud of his accomplishments. We, as his family, never had the imagination, the skills and the courage to push him in new directions that Ramah seems to have done just by existing.