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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

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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 […]

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Ari Slomka is a Magician!

Congratulations to Ramah Darom’s Ari Slomka for finishing second in the North American close-up magic championship and being selected by the FISM panel to compete in the 2018 World Championships in Busan, South Korea! Now this is an impressive accomplishment in itself, but what’s truly astonishing is, Ari is only 15 years old. Suddenly, the […]

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The Lego Sukkot Movie

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Make A Difference As A Moral Person

I’ll say it. This has a been a crazy year, filled with many shocks and surprises. On a personal level, I feel blessed: blessed that my family is healthy, blessed to be involved with Ramah Darom; blessed to work with a team of professionals and volunteers who are passionate about building Jewish community, and blessed […]

Avatar Fred Levick

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Why Ramah Works—and Why It’s Essential

    BY ARNOLD M. EISEN, CHANCELLOR, AND PRESIDENT OF THE FACULTIES; PROFESSOR OF JEWISH THOUGHT “…I chat at Shabbat dinner with a married couple who met at camp 60 (!) years ago, and are en route to visit friends they met there as well. We agree that the greatest argument for Shabbat at camp is not […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond

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My Life Was Changed

The job of the rabbi is to change lives and it is holy and sacred work. Seeing the eyes of another person brightened and enlightened is so invigorating. The summer of 2017 will always be memorable for me as it was one of those occasions where my life was changed.  I came to Camp Ramah […]

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Ramah Darom Totality

I came to the Solar Eclipse Shabbat with my husband and 2 children expecting to view a moment of awe but what I got was three days of magic. We packed our car, loaded up and picked up our kids from school early. We didn’t care that it was an excused absence or that things […]

Avatar Robyn Diamond

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The Jewish Future: It’s Worth The Investment

From time to time someone writes a pained article about the high cost of being Jewish, and in particular of raising Jewish children. There is then a backlash insisting that scholarships and low-cost options are available, or about how everyone makes choices. The most recent round was played out in The LA Times article “It’s […]

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Rabbis in Shorts

A big part of what makes Ramah Darom experiences so powerful is Rabbis in shorts. Camp demystifies and humanizes religion. It strips away formality and removes barriers. It takes Judaism out of the synagogue and makes it more approachable.  Years ago, when I lived in Greensboro, close friends of mine hosted a young French exchange […]

Avatar Fred Levick