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The First Time

I remember driving to Camp for the first time. Persimmon Road was only paved a small amount of the way, so the ride to Camp was quite a bit different than it is today. The softball field was then a soccer field, and there was no climbing tower, swing, or Odyssey high ropes course. The present-day dining […]

Avatar Rachel Dobbs Schwartz


Tu B’Shevat Together

When people ask me what allows for Jewish culture to thrive, generation after generation, despite any of our past or present challenges, there is one clear asset which manifests consistently: adaptability. Our ability to adapt our ancient wisdom to new scenarios, to adapt our lifestyles to new environments, to adapt our historic customs to contemporary […]

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Why Inclusion Matters

A Reflection on the Ruderman Inclusion Summit by Aimee Halstuk, Ramah Darom Inclusion Support Counselor Tenacious, strong-willed, empathetic and free-spirited are four words I use when describing myself. From skiing down a mountain, graduating from university and traveling abroad I have never let having a physical disability hinder me from enjoying life, or so it […]

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Hanukkah: The Full Story

Here’s a great video to share with your friends who don’t quite understand what these eight days are all about. It’s a little long but it’s a lot of fun and simply informative! Thank you, Mayim Bialik, for keeping it light! May your Hanukkah be filled with light, love, and laughter (whichever way you choose […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond


To Push or Not to Push?

I spent every summer since age 14 at Camp Moshava- a sleep-away camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania where the smell of mildew, grass and a hint of ashes from a seemingly eternal campfire permeated the air. That smell brings back some of the best memories of my life. The last days of camp always brought many […]

Avatar Pamela Brill


70 Darom Lane: A Second Home

If you ask my kids, 70 Darom Lane is a second home, the best summer camp they can imagine. I often hear adults say “I want to live my kids’ life – I want to go to camp!” The Jewish Women’s Getaway, held every autumn in the gorgeous north Georgia mountains of Ramah Darom, is […]

Avatar Sam Dressler


Vignettes of a Real/Unreal World

A few years ago, Jessica and I took the girls to Disney World. I guess that we can all agree on the fact that Disney World represents an illusion, right?  Well, with that in mind, we decided to make the trip because we knew that our three daughters would still believe in magic; that they […]

Avatar Rabbi Joshua Kullock


Danny Glass is “Appraising the Art World”

Mazel Tov to our own Danny Glass on his art exhibit at Spectrum Miami, an event of Art Basel. Danny’s Ramah Darom family couldn’t be prouder! “Appraising the Art World,” captures glimpses in time of people engaging with works of art displayed in accessible public spaces, or with works rarely seen because they are tucked […]

Avatar Sharon Rosenfeld


Gesher 2033 Pre-union! 

In one of my early summers as Director of Camp Ramah Darom, our camp community reached the momentous milestone of being able to host a 10 year reunion for our first group of campers, our very first Gesher. When Ramah Darom first opened its doors in 1997, these twelve-year-olds were then and would always be our oldest campers. Four years later, we celebrated the conclusion of their camper experience with a program called Gesher which came to define this particular group […]

Avatar Geoff Menkowitz


Leave Your Mark

Help us meet the needs of our community and give campers of all abilities the opportunity to experience the magic of Ramah Darom. Check out this video on our Tikvah Support Program. At Ramah Darom, inclusion is more than a program, it’s a way of living! Support Ramah Darom’s VISION 2020 Campaign. Leave Your Mark […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond