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It’s time to pack for Camp!

Summer will be here before you know it, excitement is building and there are at least a few items still on your “need to purchase” list. We are here to help. From logowear to packing list items, we’ve got you covered. Ramah Darom is excited to partner with great companies who help make preparing for […]

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Creating an inspiring “pop-up community”

Every year at the Pesach Seder, we are challenged to personally connect to the experience of leaving Egypt. It’s incredible to think that our ancestors walked through the desert for 40 full years, a makeshift community of wanderers who managed to keep their faith alive until they reached the land of milk and honey. The […]

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Some big news about our Clayton campus

In my first few months at Ramah Darom, many members of our community have shared personal stories about our organization’s rich history. I’ve had the great fortune to meet several of our original founders and have heard countless anecdotes about so many others including three very special men: Leonard Kaplan (z”l), Mayer ”Bubba” Mitchell (z”l) […]

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One Degree of Ramah Separation

Last week, several members of our team had the opportunity to attend a Ramah Professionals Conference in New Jersey. It was a gathering of about 100 leaders from every Ramah Camp and program in North America and Israel, organized by the team at the National Ramah Commission. This was actually the second National Ramah meeting […]

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Tikvah Support Program: Making Camp a Home Away from Home for Every Child

Five years ago, I was given the awesome task of making Camp Ramah Darom a place for every child, regardless of ability or perceived “limitations.” So began the Tikvah Support Program. Every summer, we work hard to bring education to staff throughout camp, enabling us to better support campers with varying needs. We have grown […]

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Proof of the Power of One

This past week, summer staff member and alumna Rachel Kriegsman was honored at the Greater Atlanta Jewish Abilities Alliance’s Power of One celebration for her work as part of the Camp Ramah Darom Tikvah Support team. Rachel joined 30 other honorees for an evening celebrating those making an impact in the area of inclusion. Geoff Menkowitz, Director […]

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New Beginnings, Warm Welcomes

My family is a Ramah family, through and through.  Between Jonah, Ben and Talia, over 30 summers have been spent at Ramah camps, and the equivalent of a full year in Israel on Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim. Our kids’ strong Jewish identities have been shaped by their transformative Ramah experiences. Beth and I are in constant […]

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Sharon Rosenfeld Wins Outstanding Development Professional Award

Congratulations to our own Sharon Rosenfeld, Director of Development at Ramah Darom for Receiving the Outstanding Development Professional Award at the JCamp 180 Conference, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation!   The Outstanding Development Professional award is given each year to the camp development professional who has made a significant impact on a Jewish […]

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How to Talk to Children After Crisis

The entire Ramah Darom community is grieving following the horrible events in Pittsburgh. We pray for a refuah shelaymah for those injured, and we extend our most sincere condolences to all the families and friends who lost loved ones. As our Ramah Darom community knows all too well, often the most difficult aspect of responding to tragedy […]

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Two Heads Are Better Than One!

“Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him.” Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 By Eliana Leader and Rabba Yaffa Epstein Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that […]

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