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 […]
In the summer of 2012, Matthew and Adiel were both working as counselors at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack. In July 2018, they got married, at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ. Their journey has only just begun!
“Zachary and Lindsay met at Camp Ramah Nyack in 2003 when they worked together in Shorashim. They were married in 2014 in Philadelphia, PA” #ithappenedatramah
“Nobody tells you that life after college means you’ve entered an alternate universe – called reality. Within this new world you face some changes you never expected to face. Your friends get boyfriends and girlfriends, start having to put their phones down at work, move away and actually go to bed before 10 pm. Sometimes […]
“The first Seminar to Israel was organized in 1962, and we were the 5th group of wide-eyed 16- and 17-year-olds that Ramah brought to Israel for an 8-week summer experience of touring, exploring, and learning. We came from Ramah camps in Pennsylvania, New York, New England, Wisconsin, and Canada. Many of us had never traveled […]
“Before my campers had even learned to tie their shoes, they had learned that boys rule and girls drool. I wanted them to know that they were more than cute. I wanted them to know that they were powerful. As we sat down to have ice cream and talk about the day, I asked one […]
“My time in camp was not a detriment to my ability to succeed in college; rather, it is the leg up that I have on all of my peers. So when planning for your future, there’s one name outside the Ivy League that I want you to keep in mind: Camp Ramah.”
“It is often said that it is impossible to love someone else before you can love yourself. This couldn’t be more true, as it is imperative that we forgive and love ourselves before we come to the Gates of Heaven and ask God to forgive and love us.”
“I come back to camp every summer because it is here that I am the best version of myself. Well, I am excited to say that now I have the opportunity to be the best version of myself every day.”
On April 8th, Columbia and Barnard Ramah alumni had an exciting opportunity to create a camp environment while still on campus and had 30 Ramahniks attend a special Ramah Shabbat dinner.