Archive: October 2014

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 »

Shanah Tovah: Bee Keeping at Camp

Posted on September 15, 2014

Chalutzim [campers] at Ramah in the Rockies now understand how the expression “busy as a bee” came into being. Chalutzim learned all about bees through Rinat Levinson, a tzevet [staff member] from Israel, who studied biodynamic beekeeping. Rinat became interested in this field only a year ago and has become so passionate that she found a Denver beekeeper, Continue Reading »

Kaspar’s Reflection on Summer 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014

This post was originally posted here. Kaspar M. Wilder, 12, is a published poet, National Latin Exam Gold Medalist, a mythology buff, and all-around science fiction geek. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder while in early elementary school. She recently celebrated her bat mitzvah by leading services at Temple Beth El in her Continue Reading »

Kayitz 2014: Wrapping up another incredible summer!

Posted on August 22, 2014

This was written and sent out to all of our parents the day after camp: Yesterday morning we said goodbye to the last of our 2014 chalutzim campers].  Our staff members spent the afternoon winterizing our tents, packing the tripping gear and cleaning camp for the long nine months until we reopen for our 2015 season. Our chalutzim have Continue Reading »

Weekly Update: The Last Shabbat of Kayitz 2014

Posted on August 17, 2014

Shalom Ramah families! It seems like just yesterday that we were gathering for the first time during shavua hachanah [staff week] with our tzevet [staff] and speaking about how we are forming the basis of our Kehillah Kedosha [holy community]. In a few hours, we will gather as a Kehillah Kedosha for the final time Continue Reading »

Weekly Update- Welcome to 2nd Session!

Posted on July 25, 2014

Shalom Camp Families, The past few days have been an exciting few days of saying lehitra’ot [goodbye] to our Session I chalutzim [campers], taking some time to refocus and refresh with our tzevet [staff], and welcoming our Session II chalutzim.  Now that we are all together here as a kehillah kedosha [holy community], I wanted Continue Reading »

Weekly Update- Winding Down Session 1

Posted on July 18, 2014

It seems like just yesterday that we were gathering for the first time during shavua hachanah [staff week]  with our tzevet [staff] and spoke about how we are forming the basis of our Kehillah Kedosha [holy community].  And in a few hours, we will gather as a Kehillah Kedosha for the final time with our Continue Reading »

Yom Sport- A Day to Remember

Posted on July 18, 2014

YOM SPORT – JULY 2014 – A DAY TO REMEMBER Beth Hammerman There are some things you just can’t live without at camp. Call it what you want, for some it’s Color War and for others it’s Maccabia Games. But for Ramah Outdoor Adventure, it’s Yom Sport. Camp wouldn’t be camp without this day of Continue Reading »

Weekly Update- Session 1B at Camp

Posted on July 11, 2014

Dear Families, We are about to begin our pre-Shabbat dancing and with it our first Shabbat of Session IB. Today started off under brilliant blue skies, and by 1:00pm an awesome rain storm moved through, sending us all into our tents and shelters for almost two hours.  As the sun tries to break through the Continue Reading »

Experiencing a Shechita at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Posted on July 1, 2014

Rabbi Ranon Teller This morning at Ramah in the Rockies, for the first time in my rabbinic life, I watched a shochet slaughter a chicken. I’ve eaten meat all my life, but I’ve never experienced a shechita (ritual slaughter). I’ve never dealt head on, with the emotional, ethical concerns of taking an animal’s life to support my Continue Reading »

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