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A window into our staff training

Posted on January 18, 2010

I write this update having just returned from an afternoon at the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch.  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.  As is the case in so much of Colorado this time Continue Reading »

Free camp winners & Weinstein

Posted on January 12, 2010

Weinstein was a rejuvenating and educational week!

December Roundup & Food Conference

Posted on January 3, 2010

Thoughts on the New Year: It has been a few weeks since last writing.  The month of December was a blur, with travel (two trips to Texas, one to N. California) and vacation.  But it is now 2010, which means that the summer is just around the corner.  So first some updates, then some musings: Continue Reading »

The Names of the edot are. . .

Posted on December 16, 2009

The votes are in and the new edot (unit) עדות names have been chosen! Over the past three months over 570 people cast their vote.  They selected from numerous choices, including twenty-five new names that focused on our activities in the Rockies such as Sayarim (rangers) סיירים and Bokarim (cowboys) בוקרים.  We hoped that by Continue Reading »

Our first winners of the Free Weeks of Camp Raffle

Posted on December 10, 2009

Two winners in first week of camp raffle

Now offering two week session for 6th/7th graders!

Posted on November 29, 2009

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 »

A Return trip to Ramah in New England, an emotional journey 12 years in the making

Posted on November 21, 2009

I never went to Jewish camp as a kid.  I went to Boy Scout camp instead.  My parents did not want to send me to a place that they said was basically “a spa,” — which is how they described most Jewish summer camps.  I loved my Boy Scout camp (Camp Kunatah in upstate NY), Continue Reading »

Lets just get kids into Jewish camps. . . When directors work together

Posted on November 16, 2009

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.  This week has been a terrific week for recruiting.  It was the first week Continue Reading »

Help name the new Edot! An overwhelming response.

Posted on October 30, 2009

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.  Some of the campers who were my students in swimming lessons back in the mid 1990s are Continue Reading »

A week into registration. . .

Posted on October 13, 2009

For better or for worse, Jewish educators like to say that the year really begins once the chagim are over.  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 »

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