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What does Ramah Darom mean to alumni?

Messages from our Camp Ramah Darom Alumni Daphna Shul (Gesher 08) “Ramah Darom is not only a place where Jews can be Jews, but also a celebration of the interconnected relationship Jews have to each other all of the world and the deep-seeded, spiritual ties to Israel that live within us innately.” Natan Gorod (Gesher […]

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Taking Care of Yourself During Challenging Times

10 Tips for Protecting Your Mental Health   Normalize your feelings: All the feelings you are experiencing now are valid. Whether you are sad, anxious, overwhelmed, angry, or feeling emotions you haven’t experienced, these feelings make you a human with empathy. Find ways to express your emotions and self-soothe: Process your emotions in a journal […]

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The Incredible Impact of the Ramah Darom Community

As I write this message, I’ve just finished watching a Zoom hosted by Shelley Greenspan, the White House liaison to the Jewish community. Shelley is a proud Camp Ramah Darom alum (and is married to another Camp alum) and spoke articulately about the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. I will admit that despite the challenging […]

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A Spark of Simcha (Joy)

“This is the best one yet!” I kept hearing throughout Jewish Women’s Getaway Retreat (JWG) this past week, and I have to agree. It was an incredible 4 days filled with deep conversations, laughter, tears, learning, connection and simcha (joy), which was this year’s theme While each JWG has a theme like brachot (blessings), yisod […]

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Hebrew, Hebrew Everywhere at Ramah Darom

Chana knows and loves camp. And Chana knows and loves Hebrew. Now in her seventh year at Ramah Darom in Clayton, Georgia, Chana is combining these two things she knows and loves as the camp Amita Ivrit – Hebrew Fellow – to ensure that campers and staff find new ways to connect to the language of the […]

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Ramah Bamah: “I Have Something To Say!”

“Into the Woods without regret, the choice is made, the task is set. Into the Woods, but not forgetting why I’m on the journey. Into the Woods to get my wish, I don’t care how, the time is now.” When Anna first approached me about leading the new Ramah Bamah musical theatre specialty track, I […]

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Reflecting on the amazing Ramah Darom community, five years later

Five years ago this week, I entered the gates of 70 Darom Lane for the first time to attend Camp Yofi. I immediately felt the magic of this beautiful oasis in the mountains, and it was during that incredible (and incredibly moving) weekend that my excitement to join the Ramah Darom professional team was cemented. […]

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Leadership & Jewish Connection

Drishat Shalom from Camp Ramah Darom Wow – what a wonderful Kayitz (Summer) 2023! It is hard to believe that we are entering our last Shabbat and that in 48 hours our chanichim (campers) will return home full of memories and stories to share about experiences and moments that will shape their lives for years ahead. At Camp Ramah […]

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Experience Gratitude

Drishat Shalom from Camp Ramah Darom It’s a beautiful day at Camp Ramah Darom! The sun is shining, I see happy campers in our pool and on the climbing tower and I just got to sample some fresh vegetables from the garden. We had an exciting week, which included visiting musician Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, the […]

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Words at Play

Drishat Shalom from Camp Ramah Darom It’s been another wonderful week at Camp Ramah Darom, our second week of Machzor Bet, and there are lots of happy campers enjoying their activities all around Camp. This week, we said goodbye to our Ta’am campers and welcomed our Garinim Bet campers (and our Gesher campers returned from […]

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