Carving Our Niches at Summer Camp

Camp Ramah in New England alumnus Noam Neusner wrote about Ramah’s impact on his life in The Jewish Daily Forward.

“I owe my life to Jewish summer camp — literally.

I met my wife when we were counselors at Camp Ramah in Massachusetts. My  in-laws met as staffers at Camp HES (Hebrew Educational Society) in Suffern,  N.Y. My father met my mother when he was a camp teacher and she a camper, also  at Ramah. (I am told things didn’t get going until a few years later.)

Set aside, for a moment, what the pamphlets tell you about how summer camps  build Jewish identity, get campers in touch with the outdoors and build strong  peer relationships in a Jewish setting: Jewish summer camp is a hookup-fest.”

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