To our Ramah in the Rockies kehillah kedosha,
This year, as we prepare for our seders, we are thinking about numbers. We are thinking of the traditional Passover numbers – the eight days of Passover, four cups of wine, three matzot, and one Elijah’s cup. We are also thinking about the tragic numbers linked to the pandemic we are all living through – the number of people who have fallen ill with COVID-19, those who have recovered, and those who have tragically succumbed to the disease. We are thinking about the millions who are now unemployed and the devastating economic toll this virus is taking on families, businesses, and non-profits alike. With this in mind, we offer the following look inside our organization as we prepare for our 11th kayitz and the possibility that we will need to alter our summer plans based on the trajectory of the virus.
Ramah in the Rockies by the Numbers:
Cost of opening our expanded Waster Water Treatment
plant in 2020 – bringing our total to $1.6 million spent
on our existing waste-water infrastructure for the chava.
Need-based financial assistance awarded – thank you to our generous donors.
Gallons of drinking water available in our year-round water storage tank at any one time.
Number of chalutzim and tzevet who call our kehillah kedosha home each summer.
Days until Kayitz 2020 is scheduled to begin!
JOLI chalutzim registered for 2020 – our most ever!
Number of chalutzim who will receive their 5th-year shirts this kayitz.
Number of different states from which chalutzim are coming in 2020.
New masa tents purchased.
Days until we will make an announcement about our summer schedule
Ta’am Ramah (Taste of Ramah) chalutzim currently registered for 2020.
Horses under contract to come to camp – from two different herds!
Beds in our new Mirpa’ah (Health & Wellness Center).
New bikes purchased for Ilanot & Metaylim chalutzim.
Stalls in the new bathrooms across from the Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall).
The number of raised beds to be built in our kitchen’s new garden.
New Mercaz Gan-Teva (Garden and Nature Center opening this kayitz).
Dogs currently planning to be with us at camp for the whole summer.
Help us “adopt” a calm, kid-friendly camp dog this summer!