"I continue to be amazed at the vibrancy of our Ramah camps. Thousands of campers and staff living joyously in Jewish time and space is one of the most important experiences we can provide for Jewish strength and survival. My dialogues with teens were nothing less than inspiring. I believe that ongoing support of Ramah and close partnership with Ramah is fundamental to the mission of JTS, not in any way a peripheral concern. We must re-dedicate our movement's leadership to building serious Jewish commitment and qualified future leadership, and there is simply no better place than Ramah camps for this to take place."
6'8" Israeli Basketball Player
Becomes Bar Mitzvah
Although I love playing basketball with campers and staff when I visit Ramah camps, I was less than thrilled to be guarding Guy Levitsky, a 6'8" new Israeli sports counselor at Ramah Canada during June staff training week. Needless to say, he scored at will. Little did I realize ... read more
(Blog post from Rabbi Mitch Cohen, National Ramah Director)
for Two Amazing Israel Trips
Join Ramah for five days of biking or five days of hiking through Southern Israel, plus Shabbat, all while raising money for Tikvah, Breira, and Yofi, Ramah's programs for children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Register today for the second Ramah Israel Bike Ride or Ramah Israel Hike Trip: Ramah Hikes the Negev. Registration is fully refundable through December 1, 2012.
Twenty years ago, in a former Soviet Army officers' resort, Camp Ramah Yachad-Ukraine was born. ... Gila Katz, founding director of the camp, recalls, "When I was growing up in the Soviet Union, there were only Communist camps to attend. I so wanted to go, but my parents never allowed me. My dream was to attend a camp." That dream came true in 1992 when then director of Midreshet Yerushalayim, Rabbi Yossi Penini, asked Gila to run Camp Ramah Yachad in its first... read more