Blog | Camp Ramah Northern California - Part 8




Passover Food For Thought

Passover is just around the corner.  Many of us have begun to clean our homes and prepare food for the approaching holiday. Every year, though we go through the same order, the same seder, the meaning of each step in the process is different because we are different.  The people around us are different, and our lives are different –
our experience of mitzrayim (Egypt) is different: physical tzuris, grief, stress, or other challenges we have faced;
our questions are different;
the plagues we see in the world are different;
and our dayenus are different.


The Heart of Camp: Caring for Hanichim (Campers)

Building a good staff begins with selecting the right entrepreneurial, reliable leaders. We focus year round on recruiting and selecting the best qualified tzevet (staff) to support, be role models for, and ensure the safety of our campers. All of our camp leadership, specialty track directors, and medical staff have years of experience in their specialty or summer camp role. Moreover, we will open the doors of Camp Ramah in Northern California with an impressive group of mature, dynamic counselors from many different colleges and rabbinical schools around the country.


Camp Ramah Sundays

Join enrolled campers and community families for joyful afternoons. Camp Ramah staff will lead activities for both kids & parents. Come to one or all!
Sunday, April 3 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Shoreline Park, Mountain View
Sunday, April 17 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Sunday, May 8 from 1:00pm-4:00pm @ Coyote Point Recreation Area, San Mateo

We encourage you to wear your Camp Ramah T-shirts and get ready to meet both new and old friends.  Please RSVP or forward your questions to Maureen Krantz, Director of Community Engagement at


Purim at Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco

Open to Beth Sholom members. 

Esther, Mordechai and Achashverosh – oh my!  Camp Ramah staff will join the Shabbat School at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, March 17th for a spirit-filled activities, songs and dance.


Ramah Shabbat visits in February

Join the Ramah staff as we head to congregations all across Northern California in February!  Director Sarah Shulman will be the scholar-in-residence for Shabbat, February 7-8, at Congregation Beth Shalom in Modesto, CA.  Later in the month, our staff will bring the Ramah ruach to Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City for Shabbat, February 26-27th.


Craig Taubman in Concert

Join the celebration with Camp Ramah in Northern California and Congregation Netivot Shalom with Craig Taubman in concert on Saturday night, January 23rd at 7:30 pm.



We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.


Exciting News About Enrollment!

Registration is open for the inaugural summer of Camp Ramah in Northern California!  In the Summer of 2016 we will offer a variety of options for kids that include 2-week, 4-week, and 1-week sessions.  We are also proud to be opening our camp with a one week Tikvah program for campers with special needs.


Ramah Beach Day at Monterey Bay Academy

Join us on Sunday, October 11 from 12-4 pm. Fun activities for the whole family including music, family maccabi competition, sand castle making contest, beach volleyball, murals for the new camp, and much more! Snacks provided. Come meet our staff and see our site.


Upcoming Events

Come learn more about Camp Ramah in Northern California and meet our Director at one of our upcoming events for parents and prospective campers. Contact our Program Director, Daniele Hurwitz, for more information as well as the address for these events.