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I write this update having just returned from an afternoon at the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch.Â We needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access the camp today, but once we reached the grounds it was amazing to drive around the pristine ranch.Â As is the case in so much of Colorado this time Continue Reading »
Weinstein was a rejuvenating and educational week!
Thoughts on the New Year: It has been a few weeks since last writing.Â The month of December was a blur, with travel (two trips to Texas, one to N. California) and vacation.Â But it is now 2010, which means that the summer is just around the corner.Â So first some updates, then some musings: Continue Reading »
The votes are in and the new edot (unit) ×¢×“×•×ª names have been chosen! Over the past three months over 570 people cast their vote.Â They selected from numerous choices, including twenty-five new names that focused on our activities in the Rockies such as Sayarim (rangers) ×¡×™×™×¨×™× and Bokarim (cowboys) ×‘×•×§×¨×™×.Â We hoped that by Continue Reading »
Two winners in first week of camp raffle
Without a doubt the best part of doing this job has been the opportunity to speak with so many people who are passionate about the outdoors and excited that Ramah is finally opening an outdoor adventure camp. Some are Ramah alumni, other are campers while others are active members of their Jewish community and have Continue Reading »
I never went to Jewish camp as a kid.Â I went to Boy Scout camp instead.Â My parents did not want to send me to a place that they said was basically â€œa spa,â€ — which is how they described most Jewish summer camps.Â I loved my Boy Scout camp (Camp Kunatah in upstate NY), Continue Reading »
I wrote this on Thursday night, but due to our system uploading updates on shabbat automatically, I am only now posting this– on Sunday night I am writing this blog post on the way home from a recruiting trip to Houston.Â This week has been a terrific week for recruiting.Â It was the first week Continue Reading »
What is in a name? One of my favorite parts of starting this new Ramah camp has been the opportunity to reconnect with so many people who I have encountered in my 12 summers of working at Ramah.Â Some of the campers who were my students in swimming lessons back in the mid 1990s are Continue Reading »
For better or for worse, Jewish educators like to say that the year really begins once the chagim are over.Â From the end of the summer until the end of Sukoth/ simchat Torah the weeks fly by as we are either planning for a holiday or barely recovered from one when it is time to Continue Reading »