By Gabby Tropp This summer I experienced what it feels like to walk into a Jewish community different from my own when I spent my first summer at Jewish camp. Camp Ramah in Nyack, NY, is a unique Jewish camp model. It’s a day camp for our chanichim (young campers) and a s … [Read more...] about Letters from Camp: How Monday Night Limmud Changed my Jewish Outlook
By Dave Cutler It’s been 20 years since I last spent a summer at Camp Ramah in New England in Palmer, Massachusetts (commonly referred to as Ramah Palmer). While attending Ramah’s Family Camp over Memorial Day weekend last month, I flew a drone a few hundred feet in the air, en … [Read more...] about Seeing Jewish Summer Camp Again for the First Time
By Jory Hanselman and Rabbi Eliav Bock Imagine a twenty-four year old. He graduated from a top tier university, but now can’t get out of bed. He is struggling to show up where he needs to be each day, is smoking marijuana, and is feeling depressed, scared and anxious. He knows … [Read more...] about What Are We Doing for Our Struggling Youth?
By Renee Ghert-Zand Three afternoons a week Jared Tilliss heads to de Toledo High School in West Hills, California, to work in the school’s athletics department. He supports the assistant athletic director by confirming game schedules, assisting with inventory control, filming … [Read more...] about A Win-Win situation: Camp Ramah Partners with LA Jewish Community to Provide Jobs for Young Adults with Disabilities
By Shawna Goodman Sone For years, campers' parents have reported that when their children return home from camp, they are more caring, understand the importance of giving, are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right, and are willing to be more responsible. These … [Read more...] about Changing the Paradigm of Summer Camp in Israel