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From Kabbalat Shabbat to Havdallah, I experienced the power of community-building between Kerem and our Mexican Jewish hosts. As we sang the familiar words of shalom aleichem together, arm-in-arm, and banged passionately on the tables during birkat hamazon, I was reminded of how deeply Ramah connects young Jews of different cultures to one another and broadens the definition of what it means to be Jewish and to be part of a global community.
Listen to a recording of “Shabbat Shalom,” an original song by session 1 performing arts campers! Guitar chords provided!
In this three piece blog series, Sophia Landress, Deanna Neil, and Marci Greenberg share profound lessons learned as founding staff members of Ramah Galim! Introduction and conclusion by Rabbi Sarah Shulman. Originally published in eJewishPhilanthropy on September 22, 2016.
As we sat on the carpeted stage, I laid out the program to the attentive group of about 20 campers from ages 8-14: “You are going to create something from nothing.” Their eyes widened…