Tikvah Hanukkah Party!

From Tali Cohen, Director of Vocational Services:

This past Sunday, Amitzimers, Voc-Eders, Tikvah buddies, staff, and parents gathered for a Hanukkah celebration in New York City! We had a wonderful time catching up while we celebrated Hanukkah together as a community. The excitement built as more and more people arrived, hugging their friends and asking anxiously if they would be returning to camp next summer. While parents enjoyed coffee and conversation in an adjoining room, we made edible dreidles, Hanukkah cards, and eagerly shared we had been up to since the summer. From school, to concerts, to work, to sports events — everyone had a lot to share! We played dreidle, took pictures, and ate lots of latkas, but more than anything else the party was a great opportunity for Tikvah participants to see some of their closest friends and reconnect during the off-season.

The TikvahHanukkah Party is one of several events aimed at maintaining camp friendships during the off-season. For many Amitzimers, Voc-Eders, and Post Voc-Eders, their closest friends are their camp friends, and Camp Ramah in New England is committed to helping our Tikvah participants maintain these valuable relationships year-round. One way we do so is through the longstanding program Shabbas Is Calling, a weekly video conference call for Tikvah participants. In addition to the Hanukkah party in NYC, we are also hosting a trip to the Science Discovery Museum in Acton, MA on December 15th for Boston-area Tikvah participants. In March, the Tikvah participants are invited to participate in the Tzad Bet Reunion, and for the first time ever we are hosting a Tikvah Family Shabbaton for current and prospective Tikvah families. To learn more about the Tikvah Family Shabbaton please visit http://www.campramahne.org/prospective-families/special-needs-campers/tikvah-family-shabbaton/.

For more information about year-round events for the Tikvah program, please contact Tali Cohen at talic@campramahne.org. Looking forward to seeing you soon at an event near you!

Tali Cohen

Director of Vocational Services

Camp Ramah in New England

talic@campramahne.org

(781) 702-5290 x231