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Every Ramah alumni story is different, but the message is always the same: the lasting impact of Ramah is incredibly powerful. Read what others have written and share your own story as well! To submit a reflection please email

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Ramah: A Camp Designed for Staff Experiences

by Rabbi David M. Glickman (Originally appeared on theRamah Wisconsin blog as “Summer 2020 Reflections #10: Rabbi David M. Glickman”.) Rabbi David M. Glickman is the senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas.  Prior to coming to the Greater Kansas City area, he was one of the rabbis at Congregation Shearith Israel in […]


Ramah Reflection

by Rabbi Morris Allen, Nivo 1971 May 18, 2020 (Originally appeared on theRamah Wisconsin blog as “Summer 2020 Reflections #2: Rabbi Morris Allen”.) On a train ride in early 1974 from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Chicago, Illinois, a dear college friend and I had a long discussion about what might have been had Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” […]


I Choose Camp

Sofia Friedman | Ramah Galim Sofia Friedman is an incoming freshman at Tufts University, where she plans to study Education and Child Studies. She recently returned from a gap year where she traveled to many countries including Cuba, Peru, Germany, and Sweden. She has worked at Camp Ramah Galim for the past two summers. These […]


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 […]


Micha & 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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When Camp Supports A Dream

Abby Newman | Nyack Abby Newman has proudly worked as a rosh edah and counselor at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack and has most recently worked with Ramah Israel Seminar and their Poland trip. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in both Jewish Studies and Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing her […]