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Packing Dos, Don’ts & Duhs

I’ve been a Ramahnik, since 1987. Each summer, I’d take two airplanes and a 90-minute unairconditioned school bus ride to get to Camp Ramah in New England from Birmingham, Alabama. (Camp Ramah Darom didn’t exist back then). My mom had one packing mantra she shared with us, “If you can carry it, you can bring it.” While […]

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5 Packing Tips from Mom-Pros

This was originally posted May 31, 2019, but I thought it could be useful for all the first-time camper parents. In addition to all the info below, we also have an online store where you can purchase almost everything on your packing list and fill your camper’s duffle with Ramah Darom logowear. Check it out […]

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NBS: What to bring to Camp

Hey non-bunk staff, let’s talk about helpful things to bring to Camp that are NOT on the official NBS Staff Packing List. Please remember that our packing list is a guide. None of these items are mandatory, and you can certainly have a perfectly wonderful summer without them.  Storage. Bring cubes/Yaffa blocks/some type of storage. […]

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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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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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