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This Passover I taught my 15 month old daughter Lielle an important life lesson: the art of puddle stomping

Happy Passover from Rabbi Sarah, Lielle, and the entire Ramah Galim tzevet (staff)!

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Performing Passover

Rebecca Posamentier, Ramah Galim’s Performing Arts Director, offers unique tips for bringing your seder to life this Passover through performing arts!

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Introducing our 2017 Specialty Track Directors!

With gratitude and excitement we introduce our kayitz 2017 specialty track directors (Rashei Maslul). Each of these leaders brings to camp incredible skills, professional experience, and passion for working with Jewish youth. Under their leadership our specialty track teams will help campers to master new skills from scene writing to stand up paddle boarding while fostering deep connections with one another, with Jewish ideas, and with the world around them!

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Ramah Goes to Mexico City!

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.

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A Shabbat Song Written by our Campers

Listen to a recording of “Shabbat Shalom,” an original song by session 1 performing arts campers! Guitar chords provided!

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What Do You Call Two Crawdads Crossing the Road?

Rabbi Sarah Shulman reflects on Parshat Noah: “This is just one of many weeks when my curiosity as a biologist meets my curiosity as a Jew.”

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Thinking on Our Feet: Lessons Learned from Launching a New Camp

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.

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Deanna Neil: Creation as Process

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…

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Marci Greenberg: Sustaining an Ecosystem

Oh Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. And with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.

This is the prayer I sang, together with the Ocean Exploration staff during staff training week…

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Shabbat Shalom from our Ramah Service Corps Fellows

We are thrilled to introduce our 2016-2017 Ramah Service Corps Fellows, David Herrera and Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin! The Ramah Service Corps (RSC) is a national Ramah initiative that extends the magic of Camp Ramah’s summer programming throughout the academic year. Born and raised in Northern California, David and Jacob could not be better suited to serve as local fellows and it is with great pride that we highlight them below!

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