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 games and greeting guests at sporting events. Jared, 22, loves sports - especially baseball - and dreams of working for the Dodgers. His job at de Toledo is an … [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 are the qualities that will help build a successful nation and a civil society. (American Camping Association) There is no doubt that summer camping works. Overnight … [Read more...] about Changing the Paradigm of Summer Camp in Israel
By Eliana Leader and Rabba Yaffa Epstein Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Ha’Shnayim Min Ha’Ehad,” two heads are better than one. In classic Jewish learning circles this is known as Havruta - a methodology … [Read more...] about Two Heads Are Better Than One
[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 22 - “Israel@70: A Peoplehood Perspective” - published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By Noam Pianko Earlier this spring, a group of young Jewish activists associated with the organization If Not Now petitioned the National Ramah Commission (the coordinating body overseeing over a dozen summer camps, which many of them had attended as campers), to integrate “honest” Israel … [Read more...] about As Israel Turn 70, A Reminder that Peoplehood is not Israel-hood!
By Rabbi Paul Resnick Every summer since 2007, alumni and friends of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires gather at the Salem Golf Course for a day of golf. What started as the brainchild of one alumnus to bring some of his camp buddies together for a day on the course has turned into another gateway to leadership development and engagement with camp. We just marked a decade of celebrating the golf outing! It was 13 years ago that one of camp’s … [Read more...] about A Gateway to Leadership Development