(Originally appeared on The New York Times as “A One-Way Ticket to Chicago”.) While Sarah Ariel Attermann spent a quiet evening at home on Jan. 18, 2019 sipping white wine on her couch in Washington, she sent Scott Michael Topal, who lived in Chicago, a Facebook message: “From what I’ve heard, you’re a great person […]
Leah and Michael met while walking to Shabbat dinner at the University of Pittsburgh Hillel during their very first weekend freshman year of college. Leah spent nine years as a camper at Ramah Darom, as well as four years as a madricha and four years as a nurse in camp’s mirpa’a (infirmary). Michael spent five […]
Yom Sport. Also known as Color War. For many, the pinnacle of their camp experience. For our oldest campers at Camp Ramah Darom however, Yom Sport is much more than just a day of healthy competition, cheers, and face paint. Yom Sport is an opportunity for them to hone their leadership skills through various roles.
“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 […]
Lauren and Graeme both attended Ramah Darom as campers but because they were in different edot, they did not know each other as campers.
We met at a Koach Kallah in Chicago the Winter of 2002. We fell quickly for one another and began a long distance relationship. Working together at Ramah Darom was the perfect way for us to share our new commitment to each other.
Bobby and Alana met at Ramah Darom in the summer of 2008 while working on Tzevet Mayim.
When I was growing up, I thought that God lived at Camp Ramah. Ramah was my first experience praying every morning, and later three times a day, and in the quiet moments of the Amidah, I discovered that I could talk to God.
Lauren and Josh met in 2000 at Camp Ramah Darom in the North Georgia mountains. Lauren remembers being interested in a goofy, funny, outgoing and charismatic boy that summer. Lauren was too shy to go over and say anything to Josh, yet all of her friends knew she liked him. Two summers went by and […]
It has been five years since my last Ramah summer (when I worked on tzevet at Camp Ramah Darom in 2010), but at the Reshet Ramah event, I quickly felt a strong connection with fellow alumni.