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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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Rick Malter’s Reflection


“My first summer at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin was in 1949. Over the next few summers, Rabbi Seymour (Shlomo) Fox, z”l, the camp’s director, brought the University of Chicago influence to camp. He introduced many of us to John Dewey, Sigmund Freud, and Bruno Bettelheim’s psychoanalytical approach. Somehow, Rabbi Fox made it all come together […]