That time 37 “adults” melted back into chanichim
July 21, 2017
If you’d told me to look to the left then the right one shacharit during my Gesher summer of 2007 and said odds are one of those people will be at my 10-year reunion, I’d have told you to be quiet because it was the middle of tefillot. But then after putting my tefillin away, […]
Meet Our Newest Team Member
July 20, 2017
I’m Alexa, and I’m so excited to be returning home to Ramah Darom as the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Coordinator. As a camper, I experienced first hand how Ramah Darom has shaped my life, the lives of my loved ones, and the lives of thousands of Jewish families. I am thrilled to be able […]
Welcoming Session Bet Campers “Home”!
July 20, 2017
It is quite paradoxical that, when brand new campers arrive at Ramah Darom, we welcome them “home.” Paradoxical yet profound. It speaks not only to how warm and welcoming our community is but it introduces them to an aspiration and the trajectory onto which each camper begins once they arrive here. This place is more […]
Congratulations to One of Our Own
June 30, 2017
Ramah Darom’s very own, Shira Rosenblum will represent the USA in the 20th World Maccabiah Games. Maccabi USA will bring a team of more than 1,100 athletes and join the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports. This is the first time Maccabi USA will send an Open Archery athlete to the World […]
Check it out, Ramah Darom is in the path of the Total Eclipse!
June 27, 2017
The Solar Eclipse 2017: Who, What, Where, When and How On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun […]
A New Summer at Camp Ramah Darom Has Begun
June 19, 2017
Today, under bright blue skies with warm sunshine streaming through fluffy white clouds, I watched a camper reach the top of our climbing tower for the very first time. The camper beamed with pride as he gazed out over the lake from 60 feet in the air, pumped his fist, and then recited the Shechiuyanu blessing- […]
Log off and Enjoy!
June 15, 2017
My parents sent me away to sleep away camp in 1956 for eight weeks. I was 7 years old. I’m not sure how they survived during that summer and all those subsequent summers for the next ten years. There was no internet, there were no daily photos taken and posted for parents to view. The […]
How does Ramah make a difference?
June 14, 2017
In Ben Platt’s words: “….there comes a time when you need to figure out for yourself what is going to mean most to you, and what will keep you connected to your Judaism. So going to camp and being your own person there, and learning how to socialize with all these other Jewish kids and […]
Ramah Darom Mezuzah Project: “Receiving Light”
May 26, 2017
We are honored to have renowned and award winning artist, Aimee Golant, a sixth generation metalsmith, design an exclusive Mezuzah for Ramah Darom. Aimee has created a unique Mezuzah, entitled, “Receiving Light,” especially for our Ramah Darom home. This Mezuzah depicts a sunrise/sunset over rolling hills and also resembles a child bundled up. The sun’s […]
Freedom at Passover
April 27, 2017
This adorable video was made during one of our amazing workshops at Ramah Darom’s Passover Retreat.