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
By Andrea Lieber [This article is the eighth, and final, in a series written by participants in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] I live a double life as a Jewish educator. Most of my colleagues know me as a professor and director of the Jewish studies program at Dickinson College, a small liberal arts school where I have the privilege of tenure and hold an endowed chair. In this … [Read more...] about Experiential Education: An Approach. Not a Place.
By Shoshana Hebshi Kids who love Jewish overnight camp will have one more local option to choose from this summer. Eden Village West, the first expansion of Eden Village Camp in upstate New York, will open near the Russian River in Sonoma County on June 19 for the first of three sessions focused on farming, food, outdoor education and homesteading crafts. And, of course, building Jewish connections. Its debut will bring the total number … [Read more...] about S’more and s’more Jewish Summer Camps around the Bay
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