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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 »

Dayenu: Gratitude for the Present, Hope for the Future

Posted on March 29, 2018

Tonight at our Seder tables, we will sing Dayenu: “It would have been enough.” The simple reading of this part of the Hagadah is that it really would have been enough just to leave Egypt, or just to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. However, the reality is that without each event outlined in the Continue Reading »

A Purim Update from Rabbi Eliav

Posted on February 28, 2018

Hello from the Ramah in the Rockies Ranch! As I type these words, the weather is growing warmer and the snow banks are beginning to melt. Spring is in the air and that means summer is soon to follow! With our 2018 season quickly approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to update our community Continue Reading »

Camp Love Stories

Posted on February 14, 2018

Though Ramah in the Rockies is still young, it has already played cupid on a number of occasions! This Valentine’s day, we’re taking a look at three amazing Ramah in the Rockies couples, and the unique role that camp has played in their love stories. We wish everyone a day surrounded by love in all Continue Reading »

A Place of Perspective: My Experience at the Bert B. Weinstein Conference

Posted on January 19, 2018

When I attended camp as a chalutza (camper), it never crossed my mind that my counselors spent time outside of the summer thinking about their role at Ramah in the Rockies and how they can grow to be better leaders and role models. My first summer as tzevet (staff), however, has lifted a curtain for Continue Reading »

Hanukkah Highlights #8 – Yaakov Dermer

Posted on December 19, 2017

Thank you for joining us for our Hanukkah Highlights series – an opportunity for tzevet (staff) from every corner of our community to share their favorite camp memories!  Name: Yaakov Dermer Job at Camp: Rosh Chuggim (Head of Activities) Summers at Ramah in the Rockies: 1 Favorite Camp Activity: Singing around the medurah (campfire) Occupation: Rabbinical student at the Jewish Continue Reading »

Hanukkah Highlights #7 – Tamar Moss

Posted on December 18, 2017

Our Hanukkah Highlights series is an opportunity for tzevet (staff) from every corner of our community to share their favorite camp memories! For every day of Hanukkah we will be featuring a different staff member and a different wonderful story about what makes Ramah in the Rockies so special.  Name: Tamar Moss Job at Camp: Base Camp Intern Summers Continue Reading »