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Tikvah Support Continues to Grow

In 2015, we opened the Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Support Program at Camp Ramah Darom, supporting seven campers and beginning a transformation of our community. Since then, we have introduced ideas of inclusion through countless conversations, activities and sometimes by sheer force of will. We have helped campers manage new challenges and friendships, while also learning […]

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Remarkable Ramah

My Ramah story is remarkable but quite typical. I’ve been a part of the Ramah community for ten consecutive summers, starting as a camper in Sollelim (entering 5th grade) through Gesher (11th grade), going to Israel with Ramah seminar, and returning as a staff member in Kayitz (Summer) ’19 and again for this upcoming summer. […]

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A New Bridge at Ramah Darom

Ramah Darom is a busy place! All year long we chip away at campus projects which maintain and preserve our mountain home. This year you will see many exciting enhancements, including new floors and drink stations in the dining hall, handicap access to Levine Center bathrooms and additional paved roads, making our campus even more […]

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Camp Ramah Staff Train All Year Long

Last week, 11 of our Camp Ramah Darom tzevet (staff) were together at the National Ramah Winter Leadership Training Conference at Camp Ramah in California. It was an incredible four days of learning together. Five cohorts came together to develop leadership skills and share best practices with over 20 year-round Ramah professionals from across the movement. The […]

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When Parents Get to be Campers, Too

I love seeing people having fun. I’m writing this on the last day of Chanukah, sitting on a rocking chair on the porch of the Levine Center at Ramah Darom’s Winter Break Family Camp. It’s a beautiful 55 degrees in the mountains, and glorious sunshine is sparkling off the lake. For a Canadian, this doesn’t […]

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2019 Impact by the Numbers

Thank you for another year of incredible impact at Ramah Darom! Help us continue the story of inclusion, accessibility and transformation with your donation to the Annual Fund.

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A More Confident Child

I just watched my daughter dance in front of the whole JCC camp at the Shabbat celebration. You might not know this, but that’s a pretty big deal for her and for us. My daughter is typically very shy in front of a group and prefers to be on the sidelines rather than in the […]

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A Visit to Sesame Place

Last week Ramah Darom’s Director of Camper Care and Tikvah Support, Dr. Audra Kaplan, and Director of Camp Yofi, Susan Teckteil, spent some time learning at Sesame Place. They joined representatives from 15 other Jewish camps, including three other Ramah camps, that received Yashar Initiative grants from the Foundation for Jewish Camp to improve accessibility of […]

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Our Seven Years at Family Camp

Seven years ago, our family of five arrived on the Ramah Darom campus for our first experience at Winter Break Family Camp. It was a small program of maybe 15 or 20 families hailing from various locations; Atlanta GA, Memphis TN, St. Petersburg FL, and our group of five families from Boca Raton FL. Our […]

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Theater at Darom – The Torah of Transformation

Pirkei Avot records our ancient sages attempts to identify the three pillars on which our world stands. In this spirit, I want to offer my own statement of the three things upon which the World of Theater at Ramah Darom relies: Courage – Ometz, Kindness – Chesed and Flexibility – Gimishut. Reflecting on over 10 years of […]

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