Archive: February 2017

JDAIM: A Recap from Kayitz 2016

Posted on February 13, 2017

Masa 2016 Mushon Samuels, Tikvah Summer Director For chalutzim (campers) at Ramah in the Rockies, the masa (outing) is an integral part of camp. This summer, our Tikvah campers spent three days and two nights at Chatfield State Park, a very well-organized site with all of the necessary facilities for our campers, including showers, toilets, lake, playground, Continue Reading »

Introducing Our Summer Theme: People of the Book

Posted on February 6, 2017

Deena Cowans, Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education)  You’ve heard it before, “Jews are the People of the Book”. Our religion is transmitted through books. Our religious practices rely on books. Our ethnicity values book smarts. But how many of us spend any significant time with “our” books? Modern Judaism is a practice of rabbinic Judaism, Continue Reading »

2017 Travel Update

Posted on January 11, 2017

Dear Camp Families, Happy New Year! In an effort to constantly improve, we have made some changes to our airport routine for this coming summer and want to explain both the “what” and the “why” behind these changes to you.   The “WHAT?” Starting with Summer 2017, we are no longer creating a recommended flight Continue Reading »

Happy Chanukah!

Posted on December 23, 2016

                          This week we will celebrate the miracles of Chanukah!  This summer, we celebrate the wonder of our 8th summer!  Each summer, we celebrate the miracles of camper achievements: Living out our Core Values of Kavod (Respect), Simcha (Joy), Tzmicha Ishit (Personal Growth), and Kehillah (Connection).  The pride and joy of biking to Continue Reading »

Camp Ramah in the Rockies, una experiencia inolvidable

Posted on December 19, 2016

Rabbi Leo of Mexico City brought a delegation of twenty campers from his community this past summer. He wrote this during the summer about the experience of being at camp.  We look forward to welcoming more campers from Bet El this summer, and our continued partnership with the Mexico City community. An English version is Continue Reading »

Meet Jeffrey the Sous Chef

Posted on December 1, 2016

Ethan Weg Written during Summer 2016 A few weeks before coming to Ramah in the Rockies, Sous Chef Jeffrey Harris was out to dinner with a friend of a friend. Jeffrey was telling his dinning companion about the job that he had just been offered in the Colorado Rockies. They replied, “Working at a summer Continue Reading »

Giving Tuesday: November 29!

Posted on November 23, 2016

November 29th is Giving Tuesday. For those who have never heard of Giving Tuesday, it’s a reaction to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Rather than spending money on something material, it is a chance for people to take part in a Global Day of Giving. I am asking that this Giving Tuesday you Continue Reading »

A Sukkot Reflection by Scott Wasserman

Posted on October 19, 2016

There is something primordial about carving a space out from the wilderness. Backpacking in a national park this summer, I was struck by the persistence of the instinct. This log is our kitchen. This branch is where we dry a towel. We enter the tent from this direction. Over here, just beyond camp, we store Continue Reading »

We Asked, You Shared, We Listened!

Posted on October 14, 2016

During the past six weeks, our year-round team has reached out to hundreds of camp families by email, phone, and survey.  Many of you responded to our requests for honest feedback, including a record number to our online survey.  We know that we can only continue to provide an amazing summer experience to our campers Continue Reading »

A Place to Be Yourself, The Place to Take on Life’s Adventure

Posted on September 22, 2016

A Place to Be Yourself, The Place to Take on Life’s Adventure The Ramah Rockies Experience   Rabbi Scott Bolton, Congregation Or Zarua, New York City Writing from the beautiful Rockies, Basecamp I believe that we need to find the right places for growing, reflecting, experiencing joy and awe. At every stage of our lives, we Continue Reading »

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