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Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Program: A Summer of Inclusion

By Dr. Audra Kaplan, Director of Camp Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Program A question I always ask parents is “what is your goal for your child at camp?” I want to hear from them what they want from the camp experience. Frequent goals are to make new friends, try a new activity and develop independent living […]

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Camp Yofi 2015 Video

Camp Yofi 2015 was one of the best Yofis yet! Check out this year’s video, and stay tuned for information how to join us next year. Camp Ramah Darom 2015 – CAMP YOFI from Ramah Darom on Vimeo.

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How to Honor a Friend in Two Minutes or Less

Did you know that tribute cards are now available on the donation page of our Ramah Darom website? Make a donation in honor or memory of someone in just a few quick clicks! Visit ramahdarom.org/donate Click on the “Give Now” button Enter your donation details and complete the Tribute Information section. That’s it! You will be […]

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Camp Yofi in the News

Last week, Camp Yofi was featured in the Philadelphia-based Jewish Exponent! The article, which discusses programs Jewish camps are offering to special needs families, highlights Camp Yofi, as well as several other Ramah Tikvah programs designed especially for children with autism and special needs. Click here to read the article in its entirety, and here to […]

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Summer is Around the Corner… What is Your Child Doing?

It’s that time of year again – time to make sure you have something wonderful planned for your kids to do this summer! If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that will help them grow, make new friends and give them memories they will never forget, we hope you and your family will join us […]

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Going to Camp for the First Time: A Rabbi’s Perspective

By Rabbi Scott Kramer As a rabbi who was just ordained seven years ago, experiencing Jewish summer camp for the very first time as an adult has given me a unique perspective. I grew up Orthodox in Baltimore but was never a member of NCSY.  My parents did not send me to TA (Talmudical Academy) […]

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How to Strengthen Your Children’s Connection to Israel

We hear from parents repeatedly that one of the things they love the most about Camp Ramah Darom is the chance it gives their children to connect with Israeli counselors. Our Israeli staff, our shlichim, may only get to spend four or eight weeks with your children, but those short weeks leave lasting impressions. If […]

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Passover at Ramah Darom: Hundreds of Programs, So Little Time!

Maybe you’re at home wondering if you’ll really be able to get your kids to eat matzah pizza for the fifth meal in a row… Or maybe you are at your brother-in-law’s house, thinking how nice it is to be with your family, but that this year may be the year your growing family finally […]

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February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month – Celebrating Camp Yofi

Did you know that February is National Jewish Disability Awareness Month? Throughout the month, Jewish organizations from across the country join in unified initiatives to raise disability awareness and foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. One of the programs we are most proud of at Ramah Darom is Camp Yofi, our family camp for children […]

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An Experience of a Lifetime

We always say that camp is “an experience that lasts a lifetime.” Year after year, we hear stories of how the few weeks our campers spend with us during the summer result in lifelong friendships, confidence and a strong community. We wanted to share the following letter we received from the Sokolov family with you. […]

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