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Practicing Gratitude

We have a Thanksgiving tradition in our house that started when my now “tweenage” daughters were very young. We have a big (stuffed animal) Gratitude Turkey. His feathers are pieces of card stock paper, and starting in early November we write things you are grateful for on them. By Thanksgiving Day, Doc McStuffings (yes, that’s […]

Avatar Carla Birnbaum

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Our New Camp Ramah Darom Team!

It is with immense excitement that we share details of the exceptional team that will lead Camp Ramah Darom as we look ahead to Kayitz 2021 – our 25th summer – and beyond. Ask anyone who has spent time inside the gates of 70 Darom Lane and they will tell you: it’s very hard to […]

Avatar Wally Levitt

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She Laughed

I gave the following D’var Torah on 11/16/20 at the Women-Only Weekend at Ramah Darom and dedicated it to the memory of Deena Pargman, whose smile and laughter spread joy to so many of us here. We remember the many years we spent with Deena at Ramah Darom’s Jewish Women’s Getaway, and we are thinking […]

Avatar Beth Tieman Feldstein

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Introducing Our New Board of Directors

Last night, the Ramah Darom Board of Directors elected a new slate of Officers, Directors and members of our Advisory Council. We are delighted that Elise Lipoff Mayer will serve as the new President of the Board. Elise and her family have deep connections to Ramah Darom. Elise, her husband Jonathan Mayer and daughters Hannah and Shira have all been part of our community for many years. We […]

Avatar Sharon Rosenfeld

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What is Sigd?

This coming weekend marks the holiday of Sigd, a day in which Ethiopian Jews celebrate their renewed covenant with G-d and the reacceptance of the Torah. Ramah Darom is pleased to be joining an Ethiopian Kabbalat Shabbat in Honor of Sigd, hosted by Be’chol Lashon in collaboration with PJ Library, today at 3:00pm ET. The […]

Avatar Jakob Levin

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Get Ready to Celebrate

Raise your hand if you’re ready for 2021! Raise your other hand if you want a reason to celebrate! Keep those hands high in the air and give a cheer for Ramah Darom’s 25th year! Looking back on our first 25 years and peering excitedly into the next era, Ramah Darom has begun gathering alumni […]

Avatar Andrea Slomka

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Meet Julia Weiss

Ramah Darom is thrilled to welcome Julia Weiss to our professional team as Recruitment and Engagement Associate. Many of you might remember Julia, a Ramah Darom camper for five summers and a member of our Camp Tzevet (Staff) for five years. Julia met her husband Mike while at Camp and they now have a 10-month-old […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond

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Building Resilience

When I was a classroom teacher I bought every new “great read-aloud” book for my classroom library. One of my favorites was a book called “What Do You Do With A Problem”, by Kobi Yamada (Click to hear the story).  It is the story of a child who encounters a persistent problem. The longer the […]

Avatar Shira Raviv Schwartz

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Crazy Socks

This year’s Camp early-enrollment gift is so much more than an awesome pair of socks! Every year we search for a unique and fun idea for our returning priority enrollment campers. This year we found one that was so great we decided to share it with ALL campers who enroll by October 30, 2020! Why […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond

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Uncertainty

We are a few months removed from what was a unique Kayitz BaBayit (summer at home) experience, and now is the time our chanichim (campers) start their daily countdown, even with hundreds of days left until Summer 2021. This highlights such an important part of our experience as human beings…having expectations we can count on. […]

Avatar Alex Peskin