NRC Statement on Israel Education

We, the leadership of Ramah, are proud that Zionism is a central part of our core mission, as we nurture within our campers and staff members a deep and enduring love for Israel.

Unfortunately, some recent articles in the Jewish press have mischaracterized our educational mission, leading some to believe that our 70-year history of strong pro-Israel ideology has changed. It has not. 

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Nancy Scheff
Wilderness Therapy

Detroit native Hindy Finman has helped to shape BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, which serves young Jews struggling with mental health issues. “We’re taking the best of a Chabad house, a summer camp, a treatment center and hiking in nature, and smushing it together. That’s what we’re about,” she says.

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A Better Understanding of Living with a Disability

In February, after a mean case of the flu, I ended up in the hospital for meningitis. A couple of days into my treatment, I developed a brain bleed (a rare side effect of meningitis) that led me to lose mobility on my left side. This was the first time I had personally experienced physical disability. Until now, my experience was limited to working with students or campers with physical disabilities. I could try to imagine what it was like, but I was not in their shoes. Now it was happening to me.

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Young Adult Engagement on University Campuses and in Communities

The Ramah Camping Movement, with generous foundation support, has launched numerous new programs that engage hundreds of college students on campus, in their local Jewish communities, and in new Ramah training programs. This investment is helping to create a strong Jewish leadership pipeline as we give young adults numerous opportunities to envision and plan events and participate in meaningful Jewish programs. In any given week, young adults--our "Amitei Ramah"--organize over 20 Ramah events across North America.

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Nancy Scheff
Ramah Launches Its First-Ever Summer Sports Camp

“We started RSA because we felt that there was a great demand for a summer camp that could provide elite sports instruction in an inspiring Jewish summer community, and in the process enable us to expand the Ramah umbrella,” - Gabe Nechamkin, Ramah Sports Academy board chair.

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