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We Asked, You Shared, We Listened


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 […]

Celebrating Sukkot at Camp Ramah


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 […]

Sweet Summer Stories for a Sweet New Year!


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 […]

Wrapping up Summer 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 […]

Ohel Koby


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 […]

A Letter from Moss Herberholz, Director of Inclusion


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 […]

Camp by the Numbers


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 Number of eggs we will consume throughout this summer at camp […]

Dayenu: Gratitude for the Present, Hope for the Future


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 […]

A Purim Update from Rabbi Eliav


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 […]

Camp Love Stories


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 […]

Hanukkah Highlights #8 – Yaakov Dermer


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 […]

Hanukkah Highlights #7 – Tamar Moss


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 […]

Hanukkah Highlights #6 – Yuval Sharabi


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: Yuval Sharabi Job at Camp: Tzevet Susim (Horse Staff) […]

Hanukkah Highlights #5 – Eliana Willis


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: Eliana Willis Job at Camp: Bogrim Rosh Edah (Unit […]

Hanukkah Highlights #4 – Ryan Fleischer


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: Ryan “Lunch Pail” Fleischer Job at Camp: Ilanot […]

Hanukkah Highlights #3 – Elana Schrager


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: Elana Schrager Job at Camp: Bogrim Yoetzet (Camper […]

Hanukkah Highlights #2 – Isaac Rosen


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: Isaac Rosen Job at Camp: Solelim Madrich, […]

Hanukkah Highlights #1 – Danit Cohen


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. First up, Danit Cohen! Name: Danit […]

Happy Thanksgiving!


Every morning at camp when our kehillah (community) awakens, we begin our day by reciting Modeh Ani, the morning prayer that starts with the words “I give thanks.” Our tradition teaches us that we should start each day by humbling ourselves and expressing gratitude for the food that we eat, the earth we walk upon, […]

We Asked, You Shared, We Listened


Over the past six weeks, our year-round team has reached out to hundreds of our camp 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 […]