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We Asked, You Shared, We Listened

Posted on October 19, 2018

Over the past six weeks, our year-round team has reached out to hundreds of families through emails, phones calls, and our annual feedback survey. Thank you to everyone who responded to our requests for honest feedback! Our goal is to provide our chalutzim (campers) with an amazing summer experience year after year. We know that Continue Reading »

Celebrating Sukkot at Camp Ramah

Posted on September 28, 2018

In a religion full of holidays, there is one that reigns supreme: Sukkot. Not what you might have expected, right? As one of the three major pilgrimage festivals, in which Jews in Temple times would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Sukkot goes by many names in the Jewish tradition. Other than Sukkot, the festival is Continue Reading »

Sweet Summer Stories for a Sweet New Year!

Posted on September 9, 2018

Shana Tova from Ramah in the Rockies! Grab some apples and honey and see how our tzevet (staff) responded when we asked them to share a sweet moment from Kayitz 2018. The follow snippets exemplify the friendship, kindness, and connection that makes our kehillah kedoshah – our holy community – so unique and special. One Continue Reading »

Wrapping up Summer 2018

Posted on August 15, 2018

A Final Note from Rabbi Eliav I am writing these words from the steps of the old lodge – the only vestige of the building that was once the beating heart of our machane (camp). A year ago, I stood in this same spot, the smell of smoke in the air, and I prayed. Surrounded by the Continue Reading »

Ohel Koby

Posted on July 6, 2018

In 2009, we held our first Family Camp at Ramah in the Rockies. It was during this formative week for our machane (camp) that I first met a sweet kindergartener by the name of Koby Gruenwald. Even at five years old, Koby had a zest for life, loved to dance, and was already excited to Continue Reading »

A Letter from Moss Herberholz, Director of Inclusion

Posted on May 8, 2018

Over the past two years, Ramah in the Rockies has moved away from our stand-alone Tikvah program and transitioned to a full inclusion model, providing a high level of integration and support for young people with autism spectrum disorders. More than anything, this change has been made in order to fulfill the needs of our Continue Reading »

Camp by the Numbers

Posted on April 4, 2018

Throughout the Passover season, we have a chance to take stock of our numbers. These numbers tell our story: the four cups of wine, three matzot, two seders, and one afikomen. In the Pesach spirit, we want to reflect on some of the key numbers that tell the story of Ramah in the Rockies! 476,169 Dollar amount spent razing the burned  lodge building and restoring the land 30,000 Continue Reading »

Dayenu: Gratitude for the Present, Hope for the Future

Posted on March 29, 2018

Tonight at our Seder tables, we will sing Dayenu: “It would have been enough.” The simple reading of this part of the Hagadah is that it really would have been enough just to leave Egypt, or just to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. However, the reality is that without each event outlined in the Continue Reading »

A Purim Update from Rabbi Eliav

Posted on February 28, 2018

Hello from the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch! As I type these words, the weather is growing warmer and the snow banks are beginning to melt. Spring is in the air and that means summer is soon to follow! With our 2018 season quickly approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to update our community Continue Reading »

Camp Love Stories

Posted on February 14, 2018

Though Ramah in the Rockies is still young, it has already played cupid on a number of occasions! This Valentine’s day, we’re taking a look at three amazing Ramah in the Rockies couples, and the unique role that camp has played in their love stories. We wish everyone a day surrounded by love in all Continue Reading »