The Jewish Value of Sports

Robyn Diamond2.19.20

At Camp Ramah Darom, the same cool coach who ties campers into the harness for rock climbing helps them strap on tefillin. Waterskiing lessons are preceded by morning prayers, often on the boat and Archery begins by coming together and reciting the “Archers Prayer.” Athletic sessions begin with an emphasis on gratitude over cut-throat competition and there’s a focus on leadership and respect for fellow players.

“There’s a very distinctive Jewish experience that emerges from following the Hebrew signs to the archery range, hearing Hebrew phrases sprinkled into the instruction, which adds texture and framework to the activity” -Geoff Menkowitz, Camp Director

Read, “Ramah Darom Stresses Jewish Value of Sports“, in the Atlanta Jewish Times.