By Amy Skopp Cooper In 2010, as part of a strategic planning process, the National Ramah Commission determined that one of its objectives would be to further leverage the Ramah camping movement brand and extend the Ramah mission beyond the scope of summer camps. Action steps included: increased year-round programming; more young adult engagement opportunities; investment in additional staff leadership programs; and stronger … [Read more...] about Extending the Ramah Mission: 7 Years of Remarkable Growth
Ramah brings 100 volunteers to Israel, raises more than $1 million for Tikvah inclusion program By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy More than 100 riders and hikers - male, female, teenagers and seniors - are trekking through Israel now, raising funds for an age-old program at Camp Ramah, which has become a modern buzzword: inclusion. Ramah’s fourth Israel Bike Ride and Hiking Trip runs May 9 to 16 and has raised more than $1 … [Read more...] about Hike for Hope
By Steven M. Cohen A few months ago, the National Ramah Commission released the results of the study I conducted of former campers. Drawing upon the analysis of over 5,000 Ramah alumni, I cautiously wrote: “We can infer that Camp Ramah has been critical to building a committed and connected core of Conservative and other Jews.” And, “Serving as a Ramah staff member is linked with higher levels of Jewish engagement.” Truth be … [Read more...] about Why is it that Researchers Can’t Talk Straight?
The Ramah Camping Movement has released the results of "The Alumni of Ramah Camps: A Portrait of Jewish Engagement." This survey of more than 5,000 camper alumni was conducted by Professor Steven M. Cohen of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford University. The study found that the alumni of Ramah camps are highly engaged in Jewish life, years and decades after having attended a … [Read more...] about Ramah Releases Alumni Survey
Camp Ramah in California has closed escrow on property adjacent to its Ojai, California, facility. The new land on the northern border will extend the camp to the north and west from its current location and bring the total camp acreage to 445 contiguous acres. The purchase of the 174 acres of additional property will enable Camp Ramah to grow with the changing needs of current and future summer campers as well as service non-summer retreat … [Read more...] about Camp Ramah in California adds 174 acres to Ojai Property