Ramah Literature

History of Ramah

Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovation
edited by Mitchell Cohen and Jeffrey S. Kress
published by the National Ramah Commission and The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2010

Dedication | Preface | Looking Back, Moving Forward | Ramah: Onward from 60 | Learning from Ramah | In Memoriam | Reflections

Vision at the Heart - Lessons from Camp Ramah on the Power of Ideas in Shaping Educational Institutions
by William Novak, Seymour Fox, Mandel Foundation, 2000

Forward from 50
edited by Sheldon A. Dorph
published by the National Ramah Commission and The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1999

The Ramah Experience
edited by Sylvia C. Ettenberg and Geraldine Rosenfield
published by the National Ramah Commission and The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1989


Research on Ramah

Ramah Alumni Survey (2016)

Overview of Results

Press Release

Executive Summary

Complete Report

Impact of Ramah Special Needs Programs on Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Disabilities (2013)
A Survey of Special Needs Education Professionals,  Ramah Special Needs Staff, Staff Alumni, and Parents |
National Ramah Commission, Inc., and Research Success Technologies, Inc.

Summary

Complete Report

Chapters from Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovation (2010)

Campus and Camp: A Study of College-Age Ramah Staff Jeffrey S. Kress

Social Climate at Ramah: Relationships and Motivation
Jeffrey S. Kress and Michael Ben-Avie

The Ramah Experience and the Religious Attitudes and Behaviors of Shelihim
Yaara Shteinhart-Moghadam and Jeffrey S. Kress

Studies by Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar

The Impact of Camp Ramah on the Attitudes and Practices of Conservative Jewish College Students
Rabbi Mitchell Cohen (adapted from the foreword to Research Findings on the Impact of Camp Ramah--see below)

Research Findings on the Impact of Camp Ramah
A Companion Study to the 2004 "Eight Up" Report on the Attitudes and Practices of Conservative Jewish College Students (report for the National Ramah Commission, copyright 2004)

"Eight Up": The College Years 
The Jewish Engagement of Young Adults Raised in Conservative Synagogues, 1995-2003 (copyright 2004)

The Camping Experience 1995-1999
The Impact of Jewish Summer Camping on the Conservative High School Seniors of the "Four Up" Study (report for the National Ramah Commission, copyright 2001)

"Four Up": The High School Years, 1995-1999
The Jewish Identity Development of the B'nai Mitzvah Class of 5755 (copyright 2000)