Blog | Camp Ramah Northern California - Part 12




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!


Here and Now: The Power of Tikvah

Suddenly, one of our amazing Tikvah campers had stood up to sing. “Come on guys, we can do better than that!” she exclaimed to her peers. Inspired by her challenge, all 100 people in the room stood up also and followed her lead. We sang and sang while this camper smiled from the front of the group….


Celebrate Israel’s Birthday with Edah and Ramah Galim!

You’re invited!  Edah families will join together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 68th’s birthday since the country declared independence in 1948.  The party will include an Israeli dinner, party games, the game of ga-ga, Israeli music and of course, birthday cake!


Regional Enrolled Camper Events in May

Join us for two regional events in Northern California!  Santa Cruz-area campers and their families will gather for activities, a communal art activity and games on Sunday, May 15th at Natural Bridges State Beach.  Sacramento-area families will meet up on Sunday, May 22nd for snacks, sports and art at a private residence.  We can’t wait to meet you all!  To RSVP, please contact Maureen Krantz, Director of Community Engagement at


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.