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Rosh Hashana Message

Posted on September 22, 2011

As our days begin to shorten and the cool fall breezes begin to fill night, the afternoons, our thoughts turn from celebrating the success of summer 2011 to the planning for 2012. Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak with many of our camper families.  I have heard time and Continue Reading »

We have a new promotional video

Posted on September 18, 2011

This is the world shortest blog post.  If you have not seen our new promotional video, please check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTHhEdbrX2I&feature=channel_video_title Please send this link to anyone whom you think would be interested in seeing it.

Teaching Shechita to Middle Schoolers?

Posted on September 8, 2011

Jewish Food Movement and Ramah Outdoor Adventure

Thank you Dan Dan

Posted on September 1, 2011

When I tell people that I work for a summer camp, the question I hear most often as a follow up is “so what do you do the rest of the year?” I chuckle when I hear this question, because the reality of running a summer camp is that it is a 12 month job, Continue Reading »

Final Thoughts on the 2011 Season

Posted on August 19, 2011

It is official.  The summer 2011 season has come to an end.  The gear bins have been sealed, the tents closed down and all the kitchen equipment stored for the off season.  All that is left are lots of memories and good stories.   If we were in camp, the chadar ohel would be ringing with Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Tisha Ba’av

Posted on August 9, 2011

The following thoughts were delivered by Risa Isard this morning at the beginning of our teffilot. Jewish tradition tells us that Tisha b’Av isn’t just about the destruction of the temple.  Rather, Tisha b’Av also marks the day of other tragedies.  If you read the commentary last night during Eicha, you may have read that Continue Reading »

Update from camp #9

Posted on August 7, 2011

A week ago, the idea of running a camper program geared towards younger campers was but a dream.  I am happy to report that five days into session III the dream has become a reality and I now know that the Ramah Outdoor Adventure program works for younger campers as well as it does for Continue Reading »

Update #8 from camp Final thoughts on session II

Posted on August 1, 2011

Please note: throughout this blog post there are many hyper links.  Each one refers to a Youtube video Our session II chalutzim have left the chava(ranch).  Our Madrichim are in the midst of preparing for our session III chalutzim who will be arriving in less than 48 hours.  Beds are being moved, bikes are being Continue Reading »

2 more reflections on JOLI

Posted on July 28, 2011

Written by two of our JOLI participants: Jamie: To begin, I want you to think through an average day in your life. And now I would like to exemplify the following: in an average day, most of your time is spent talking with or doing things with other people. Most of the things we say Continue Reading »

update from camp #7–JOLI update

Posted on July 25, 2011

Written by Elyssa Brown JOLI — the Jewish Outdoor Leadership Institute — returned from our 12-day backpacking masa to the Indian Peaks Wilderness area: happy and healthy, with countless bug bites and new leadership skills to show from our adventure. Our first five days were spent learning how to survive and thrive as an expedition Continue Reading »

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