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Camp by the Numbers 2019

Posted on April 15, 2019

Today marks 65 days until we welcome our first chalutzim (campers) to the chava (ranch).  Just as we reflect on the various numbers mentioned during the seder – 3 matzot, 4 sons, and 10 plagues – I want to share some of the key numbers we think about as we prepare for summer.    27,000 Continue Reading »

Off-Season Insights

Posted on April 10, 2019

Focusing on קשרים – Connections As we shared in our last Off-Season Insights blog, Summer 2019 has a number of program updates as a result of the feedback from our parents, tzevet, and chalutzim.   Year after year, we hear about the power of relationships our chalutzim develop while on their masa’ot, how important the friendships Continue Reading »

Putting Screens, Sugar, and Adventure Back into Camp

Posted on March 20, 2019

A Purim Letter from Rabbi Eliav I write this letter having just returned from our ranch where we enjoyed the opportunity to meet as a leadership team and go over some changes we are implementing for this summer. As we look forward to opening our tenth summer, we want to ensure that our program remains Continue Reading »

Expanding our Vocational Education Program

Posted on February 25, 2019

February 25th, 2019 Below is a note from Moss Herberholz, our Director of Inclusion, regarding the expansion of our vocational education program. To learn more about this program, visit the Program page on our website! As we expand our vocational education program, we hope to provide Jewish young adults with special needs an opportunity to Continue Reading »

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 »