Ramah Literature

History of Ramah

National Ramah Publications

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

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

Forward from 50 (2000)
edited by Sheldon A. Dorph; published by the National Ramah Commission and The Jewish Theological Seminary

The Ramah Experience ("Ramah at 40") (1989)
edited by Sylvia C. Ettenberg and Geraldine Rosenfield; published by the National Ramah Commission and The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1989

Memoirs of Ramah Leaders

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

"Ramah Is My Pulpit" (2000)
by Rabbi David Mogilner, in Forward from 50

"Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and the National Ramah Commission" (1993)
by Louis Winer, excerpt from My First 89 Years


Research on Ramah

Alumni

"The Alumni of Ramah Camps: A Portrait of Jewish Engagement" (2016)

Overview of Results

Press Release

Executive Summary

Full Report

Disabilities / Tikvah

"A Profound Impact: Results of a Survey of Past Tikvah Staff" (2018)
A Publication of the Leadership Commons of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary (Debbie Singer, Dr. Jeffrey Kress, Dr. Abigail Uhrman)

Full 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

Full 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

"Four Up/Eight Up": 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)