A Lovely Article in Appreciation of Camp Ramah in New England!
Rabbi Rob Dobrusin has written a wonderful article in appreciation of Camp Ramah in New England, in honor of our 60th Anniversary! Here’s an excerpt:
I went back to camp for 13 consecutive summers, first as a counselor, then as a Rosh Edah, a Division Head, then for my first 8 summers after ordination as an advisor, teacher, occasional camp driver, baseball umpire and whatever else was needed. I, like most of the kids, waited an entire year just for the opportunity to spend all or part of the summer at camp.
I know that what I did at Ramah influenced a lot of kids. I’ve heard from many of them over the years and they’re grown now with careers and families of their own. I know some of my campers who became Rabbis or Jewish professionals were inspired by what we taught them at Camp. I know that the experiences at Ramah helped develop a generation of Jewish adults who are guided by sensitivity and emotion and love for Judaism.
But, whatever the kids got from what I and others gave at Ramah, I received just as much if not more.