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Best of Luck Douglas!

Posted on February 11, 2019

Douglas Wolf, our Business Manager, will be leaving Ramah in the Rockies at the end of February to pursue new challenges and to spend time with his family full time in Chicago. Thank you, Douglas, for all you have done for Ramah in the Rockies! It was the winter of 2009 and I had recently Continue Reading »

Nature Up Close

Posted on January 21, 2019

Morah Nehamah Liebowitz, the late Torah commentator, is said to have hated the concept of Mother’s Day; she thought it crazy that we would take one day to be nice to mothers— according to her, every day should be a celebration of mothers! When thinking about Tu B’Shevat, what has become Judaism’s annual version of Continue Reading »

Off-Season Insights

Posted on January 2, 2019

Our NEW Daily Schedule! The most common question heard by summer camp professionals is:  What do you do during the rest of the year?  And, while we like to joke that we twiddle our thumbs and wait for June, the truth is that our nine months of “off season” are full and busy.  Lots of Continue Reading »

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

amA 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

New 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 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 a stand-alone Tikvah program, transitioning to a full inclusion model that provides 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 »

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