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Get to Know Anthony Franklin

Mazal Tov, Anthony Franklin, on your new title as Ramah Darom’s Director of Campus Operations!   CRDAA Committee Member Bobby Jacobs recently sat down with our Uncle Anthony to get the download on what makes him one of Ramah Darom’s most beloved tzevetot of all time… Twenty-four years ago, I stepped out of a van and walked […]

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Where Have You Come From? Where Are You Going? What does it look like to convert to Judaism? Of course, like any Jewish question, there are countless answers and opinions. As we approach Shavuot, the holiday of transitioning from an Israelite people to a Jewish community, and—most importantly, the last major Yom Tov before machzor Aleph […]

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Meeting Our Mishlachat

I just returned from Israel where I joined other Ramah camps to meet and train this summer’s Israeli staff members. During our time together, Ramah Darom’s 30 schilchim/ot learned about our Camp culture, daily schedule, aidot (age divisions), traditions and expectations. We engaged in deep conversation and shared stories, and they quickly began to turn into […]

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Pesach Traditions

Do you serve hard-boiled eggs or potatoes (or both) during karpas? Do the kids or the adults hide the afikomen? When making matza brei, are you a 2-eggs-to-1-piece-of-matza or a 1-egg-to-2-pieces-of-matza family? I love that every family has its own special Passover traditions. Growing up, my favorite tradition involved my maternal grandfather’s reading of the […]

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25th Year Recap

Let’s take a look back on our 25th year of celebrations. Thank you for being part of our community and our Ramah Darom family and for your continued support last year, this year and for the next 25 years and beyond. Enjoy this RAMAHrkable 25th Year Recap video. Learn about the Kadima! Campaign and our plans for […]

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25 HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 25th YEAR

There are many ways we’ll all remember 2021. For Ramah Darom, 2021 will be remembered as RAMAHrkable: the year we celebrated our beloved organization’s first twenty-five. The idea was to make our 25th year a celebration of all that Ramah Darom has accomplished; to enable our alumni to reconnect with the organization and with each […]

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There’s no place like camp in the summer

Originally written for the September issue of The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee Thanks to the generous support of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, I was fortunate to spend this summer with my husband and two daughters at Camp Ramah Darom, working as Rosh Ivrit, the Head of the Hebrew Program. Camp Ramah Darom is a […]

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Renewal: A Rosh Hashana Message from our CEO

Please don’t tell anyone, but my favorite part of last weekend’s LimmudFest at Ramah Darom was not the amazing speakers, insightful panels or incredible music. My favorite part of the weekend was the half hour I spent on Saturday afternoon reading PJ Library books to the Gan (nursery). As I sat around a picnic table […]

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Acceptance, Openness & Shira

My Ramah story started at Wisconsin in 1985, where over the years, I was a camper, counselor, music guy, and teacher. I worked a couple of summers at Ramah Poconos at their traditional summer camp and participated in their Tikvah Family Camp program. I first came to Ramah Darom in the fall of 2006 for […]

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Reflecting on a Summer Like No Other

I’ve just returned to Atlanta after spending an amazing summer at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton. As I write, I’m catching up on local news – most of which is focused, sadly, on Covid’s impact on the new school year. Every local newscast is showing unhappy kids being sent home for virtual school after positive […]

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