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Meet the 2018 Rashei Aidah

  Adina Beiner Rosh Gesher “Camp Ramah Darom is my Jewish home away from home”  Favorite Camp Meal: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, or tuna yum. Favorite Camp Dance: Yehei Yehei Hello, I’m Adina. This is my thirteenth year at Camp Ramah Darom! I was a camper for seven years, participated in Ramah Israel Seminar, […]

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Why am I not receiving your emails?

We often hear from parents that they are not receiving emails from Ramah Darom. The truth is our emails often end up in your junk or spam folders and sometimes get blocked altogether. Why does this happen? Because your server is trying to protect you. Many e-mail and internet service providers have put in aggressive programs […]

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18 Questions to Ask Your Child Besides “How is Camp?”:

If you’ve ever asked your child “how was your day” you know how frustrating it can be to get any answer besides “fine”. The key to getting a real answer is asking a direct question. Here are 18 questions to help you get some info about what’s going on at camp. Note: Please try to limit […]

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10 Last Minute Tips to Prepare for Overnight Camp

Summer is here and camp send-off is just around the corner. You’ve filled out the forms, you’re all paid up, and you’re checking the closets to make sure you have everything on the packing list. Now what? This can be an overwhelming time for first-time campers and their parents, but don’t panic. Everything is going […]

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Cornerstone Dares to…

This week 300 college-age counselors from more than 60 different camps convened at Capital Camps for the annual FJC (Foundation for Jewish Camp) Cornerstone Fellowship  Seminar. There, they developed new experiential Jewish educational opportunities to implement at camp. These returning camp counselors also refined and enhanced their own Jewish journeys. Camp Ramah Darom, proudly brought eight […]

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A Tribute to Fred Levick

The Celebration of Fred Begins! During Ramah Darom’s annual Passover Retreat we began our celebration of Fred, Ramah Darom’s CEO, as he prepares to retire this September. We were honored to begin thanking Fred, for his outstanding leadership and contributions to Ramah Darom, with the Passover community which he has been part of since it’s inception. […]

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Pesach: The Highlight of the Calendar

Many of my friends anticipate Pesach with dread because of the intense preparation required. Not me. For our family, Pesach is a highlight of the calendar since it is the one time each year when all three generations of our family—from Jerusalem, New York, and New Jersey —gather together. We spend quality time in a […]

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Weaving The Fabric of Our Jewish Community

Story originally posted in FederationFive on April 10, 2018 It’s April, the scent of spring is in the air. Once again, I spent my Passover holiday at our beautiful Ramah Darom campus in Clayton, as I have since 2002, celebrating with more than 400 people who have become part of my extended family. But this […]

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Jewish Camps Offer Refuge After Tragedies

This article was originally posted in the Atlanta Jewish Times on March 12, 2018 Jewish summer camps in Georgia have experienced a painful offseason. The 17 people slain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 included Camp Coleman alumna Alyssa Alhadeff and four other Jewish students, and many students at the heavily Jewish public school had ties to Coleman, Camp […]

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Matzah Bagels and Giggles

It was the early 80’s, and I was ten years old. The room smelled of matzah ball soup, and I was sitting at a pool table, converted into a long Passover table with multiple connecting folding tables on each side. With a stained and soiled Manischewitz Haggadah in hand, and sitting on top of a […]

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