Archive: October 2016

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 »

What’s New at Camp Ramah!

Posted on September 7, 2016

We sent this email out yesterday to all of our camp families.    Dear Camp Families and Friends, We hope the school year has started off well for you. With the opening of our Summer, 2017 registration, we have some updates to share also. Surveys We are enjoying reading the survey responses so far received 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 »

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 »

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 »

Avram’s Blog: Food at Camp

Posted on April 4, 2016

Avram Pachter, Head Chef Here at Ramah in the Rockies we take our food very seriously. Whether the various ingredients come to us via farm to table or farm to store to table, we strive to “lift the veil” on everything we do in the kitchen so our chalutzim and tzevet (staff) can be more Continue Reading »

Tikvah Program Update

Posted on March 21, 2016

Dear Families of Chalutzim (campers) in the Tikvah program, I would like to introduce myself- my name is Moshe Samuels, also known as Mushon, and I am the new interim Director of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in the Rockies. I am an experienced informal Jewish educator, with vast experience in both Israel and North Continue Reading »

The Chava and Judaism: What We Learn From Our Animals

Posted on February 29, 2016

This is the third installment in a series of blogs from our camp staff. Each of the staff were asked how their area of camp (rock climbing, archery, horseback riding, etc) and Judaism was linked for them, and how they have brought the two together in their lives. Ilana Weisberg The ways that we interact with animals Continue Reading »

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