By Rabbi Ed Gelb and Rhonda Parker The COVID-19 pandemic caused an economic crisis for Jewish not-for-profit summer camps across North America. Several factors made this past spring especially challenging. We didn’t know whether government authorities would authorize camps to o … [Read more...] about COVID Camp Crisis: How Relationships, Transparency and Bold Action Saved Ramah New England
By Howard Blas The light bulb went off in the final minutes of the Zoom discussion of the movie “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” with disability rights pioneer and icon, Judith Heumann. In the Q&A for members of the Ramah camping community, one participant asked, “How d … [Read more...] about Tikvah at 50, ADA at 30: Time to Reflect on Our History, Celebrate – and Keep Going!
By Rabbi Joel Seltzer Wednesday I sent out the announcement explaining that for the first time in our 70 year history, our summer camp will not be opening this summer. These decisions and announcements, happening all over our country during the last several weeks have … [Read more...] about The Things We Will Lose
By Rabbi Joe Menashe Trust is the foundational currency of summer camp. Campers wholly trust their counselors. Counselors and staff trust their administration, and the administration, in turn, trusts their counselors and staff. Trust, of course, is also vital between … [Read more...] about Camp & the Currency of Trust
By Rabbi Sarah Shulman In another week, we will be sitting with our families around the virtual seder table, equipped with google docs and pdfs to keep us on the same page. In telling the story of the Exodus, we will read about four children: the wise, the wicked, the simple, … [Read more...] about The Fifth Child at Seder This Year