Archive: September 2016

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 »

We Heard You: Lessons from Post-Summer Feedback

Posted on October 29, 2015

You Spoke, We Listened Rabbi Eliav Bock The better part of the past eight weeks or so since leaving the chava (ranch) have been spent reaching out to you, our camper families, to gather your thoughts about us and our camp program this last summer.  We did this by personally calling or emailing each of Continue Reading »

Introducing some of our Senior Staff

Posted on May 19, 2015

“When I step off the bus each summer…I come alive”

Posted on May 6, 2015

We received this letter a few weeks ago from one of our amazing chalutzim, Ellery.  We are extremely grateful for this kind gesture, and amazed at the beautiful way she writes about the place we all call home.  Dear Rabbi Eliav, As you may recall, my bat mitzvah passed a couple months ago. For my bat Continue Reading »

Meet Our Senior Staff

Posted on March 17, 2015

This past sunday we marked 100 Days until camp- so we thought this would be a good time to start introducing you to our 2015 Summer Staff!   From left to right: Ben Winter, Leora Perkins, Rafi Daugherty, and Moshe “Mushon” Samuels Hey, I’m Ben, and I’ll be your program director this summer. I’m looking forward Continue Reading »

100 Days Until Camp!

Posted on March 17, 2015

On Sunday we marked 100 days until our first chalutzim arrive!

The Power of the Outdoors: A Spoken Word Poem

Posted on February 3, 2015

2014 Tzevet Tipus [Rock Climbing Staff], Noah Kaplan, wrote this spoken word poem this summer about the power of the Masa [backcountry excursion] experience.  Words to the poem are below the video.  We hope you will enjoy this!   For five days we leave behind our phones, we forget about conventional conveniences, the clutter of the day, we Continue Reading »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Where The Mountain Meets The Sky by Debbie Wohl Isard

Posted on November 24, 2014

This post was originally featured on the Jewish News of the Greater Phoenix Area.  Debbie was a guest of ours at Shavuot this past year, and we are touched and amazed at her words here.  If you are interested in coming for Shavuot camp this year, please contact Matt Levitt.   For one week in Continue Reading »

Solar Showers and Shmini Atzeret

Posted on October 29, 2014

by Beth Hammerman In recognition of Shemini Atzeret, the holiday we just celebrated, we share with you the various ways in which Ramah Outdoor Adventure works on conserving its precious water resource. This holiday, which follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot, marks the beginning of the rainy season after the harvest in Israel. The prayer Continue Reading »

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