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Hebrew At Camp: A Glossary

Posted on July 22, 2016

We use a lot of Hebrew at camp, and we do this intentionally. We teach our chalutzim Hebrew via everyday activities and announcements. As an example, in Soosim (horses) kids learn the names of parts of a horse and saddle in both Hebrew and English. Below are some of our most commonly used words in Hebrew, Continue Reading »

Reflecting on Session 1

Posted on July 20, 2016

Reflecting on Session 1:  Monday, July 7, 2016 I am sitting on the porch of the dining hall in the late afternoon watching a late afternoon rain. To my left is a very wet Givat Ilanot. The shadow of Sheeprock (a local climbing mountain), the slick basketball court, and the cool breeze seem like the perfect way Continue Reading »

Weekly Email #4- Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on July 17, 2016

The sun is shining, groups are returning– it’s a beautiful late afternoon on the chava (ranch)! We had stunning weather this past week and it’s truly an incredible feeling to see this chava full of 300+ chalutzim (campers), tzevet (staff), and orchim (guests). Rabbi Mitch Cohen, the National Ramah Commission Director, who is visiting this Continue Reading »

Shabbat Shalom Update #1

Posted on June 26, 2016

Can you believe it? After months of planning, filling out forms, going over packing lists, and getting ready for the summer, camp is FINALLY here! Our chalutzim arrived at the ranch over the course of the day on Wednesday.  In a true Colorado fashion, we experienced both sunny skies and drizzling throughout the day as Continue Reading »

Are you ready for Camp? Top 10 ways to make sure:

Posted on May 31, 2016

We know it is that time of year: when everyone is scrambling to get ready for summer camp. We wanted to make your life a bit easier, and share this top ten list with you, adapted by our Director of Camper Care, Rafi Daugherty.   1. Print up our packing list to make it easy Continue Reading »

Creating a Makom Torah

Posted on May 19, 2016

Rabbi Sarah Shulman, a recently ordained Rabbi, was one of our first staff members.  This summer, she is the Director of Camp Ramah in Northern California for their inaugural summer. We are so proud to have had Sarah as one of our founding staff members, and of the great work she will continue doing at Ramah Continue Reading »

Introducing our Senior Staff

Posted on May 16, 2016

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes leaders and elders to help set the tone for the community.  Ramah in the Rockies is a magical village that opens its doors for nine weeks each summer and transforms the lives of the hundreds of youth who walk through our gates.  And, Continue Reading »

Effective Leadership: Building a Place Where Failure, Honesty, Fun, and Creativity Can Thrive

Posted on May 3, 2016

This was originally published on E Jewish Philanthropy Some say leaders are made. Others believe that leaders are born. I believe that leaders are nurtured and developed from a young age in spaces where failure, honesty, fun, and creativity can thrive. When I look back on my childhood, my most formative experiences were during my Continue Reading »

Important Announcement: Thank you, Matt!

Posted on April 27, 2016

Matt Levitt, our Assistant Director, will be leaving Ramah in the Rockies in June. In his next adventure he will be pursuing graduate school as he and his wife, Sara, move to Tulsa. Thank you, Matt, for all you have done for Ramah in the Rockies! I still remember in the Fall of 2009 receiving an Continue Reading »

Trivia Time- Do you know all these camp facts?

Posted on April 19, 2016

Happy Passover – חג כשר ושמח As we prepare for the Seder where we will gather and drink four cups of wine, ask four questions and sing אחד מי יודע “Who Knows One,” we wanted to stop and consider some of the numbers that will be guiding us this summer at Ramah in the Rockies. -Rabbi Eliav Continue Reading »

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