Family Camp, Reunions, and Upcoming Events for Prospective New Families!

Please scroll down this page to see all of our upcoming events for Prospective Families, divided by region, as well as all of our upcoming Ramah camper reunions, community events, and Family camp programs!  Please contact us with inquiries.

Events for Prospective New Families:

Virtual Parlor Meeting – November 6th, 2019 7:00pm – Facebook
Join Assistant Director, Josh Edelglass, for a virtual information session on the Camp Ramah New England’s overnight camp program. Get your questions answered as you learn about our approach to caring for your children, Jewish education, skill-building at camp and more! Please RSVP to Pamela.

Events in the Boston Area:

Mada Madness – November 10th, 2019 12-2pm – Temple Israel of Natick
Join us for an afternoon of science themed learning and exploration. Open to 3rd-5th graders. A bagel lunch will be served.

Shabbat Is Awesome – December 7th, 2019 – All Day! – Temple Israel of Natick
A daylong event filled with Shabbat friendly programming for the whole family! Join us for Ramah style services in the morning, an afternoon scavenger hunt, discussions, and games going all the way through until Havdallah time.

Ramah Information Session in Roxbury, MA – December 8th, 2019 3:00pm – Home of the Philips-Stoll Family
Join Assistant Director, Josh Edelglass, for an information session on the Camp Ramah New England’s overnight camp program. Get your questions answered as you learn about our approach to caring for your children, Jewish education, skill-building at camp and more! Please RSVP to Pamela.

Shabbat Is Awesome – January 18th, 2019 – All Day! – Temple Israel of Sharon
A daylong event filled with Shabbat friendly programming for the whole family! Join us for Ramah style services in the morning, an afternoon scavenger hunt, discussions, and games going all the way through until Havdallah time.

Events in the DC Area:

Ramah Information Session in Rockville, MD — Sunday November 10th at 6:30 pm — Home of Ramahniks Rachel and Hal Ossman — Join Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director of the Palmer Overnight Camp for an information session about Camp Ramah in New England. You will learn about our daily program and approach to caring for children, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions about camp. Parents and children are welcome! Please RSVP to Lori Fish Bard.

Ramah Information Session in Burke, VA — Monday November 11th at 7:00 pm — Home of Ramahniks Barbara and Jordan Baker — Join Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director of the Palmer Overnight Camp for an information session about Camp Ramah in New England. You will learn about our daily program and approach to caring for children, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions about camp. Parents and children are welcome! Please RSVP to Lori Fish Bard.

Ramah Information Session in Chevy Chase, MD – Tuesday November 12th at 7pm – Home of Rabbi Jill Levy and Matt Silverman
Join Rabbi Jill Levy, Director of the DC Day Camp, and Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director of the Palmer Overnight Camp for an information session about Camp Ramah in New England. You will learn about our daily program and approach to caring for children, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions about camp. Parents and children are welcome! Please RSVP to Pamela.

Ramah Information Session in Alexandria, VA — Wednesday November 13th at 6:30 pm — Agudas Achim Congregation — Join Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director of the Palmer Overnight Camp for an information session about Camp Ramah in New England. You will learn about our daily program and approach to caring for children, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions about camp. Parents and children are welcome! Please RSVP to Lori Fish Bard.

B’nai Israel Ramah Shabbat – November 15th-16th – B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
An epic Shabbat filled with Ramah family programming and learning! Join us for color war themed challenges, singing, learning and more!

Congregation Beth El Camp Fair – Sunday, November 17th 9:00am – Beth El Montgomery County
Come learn about Camp Ramah in New England – both our day camp and overnight camp programs, at the Adas Israel Camp Fair. Our staff can answer any questions you have about camp and explain Ramah’s approach to our program, education, and more!

Ohr Kodesh Ramah Shabbat – December 6th-7th – Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase, MD
Ramah will be at Ohr Kodesh to lead Ramah style services, meet new families, and reunite with summer friends. Join us Saturday morning for fun, games, and learning, and meet Ramah representatives who can answer all your questions about camp.

Ohr Kodesh Camp Expo – December 8th 11:am-1:00pm – Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase, MD
Come learn about Camp Ramah in New England – both our day camp and overnight camp programs, at the Adas Israel Camp Fair. Our staff can answer any questions you have about camp and explain Ramah’s approach to our program, education, and more!

OPEN HOUSE – Ramah Day Camp at Wellspring Conference Center – Sunday, December 15th, 2:00-4:00pm
Join us at our Day Camp to meet our Day Camp staff, warm up at our medurah (campfire), join in shira (singing) and rikud (dancing), play sports on the migrash (field), enjoy omanut (arts & crafts), and have a hatif (snack).  Families are welcome to come for a short time or stay for a while.  Guided tours will be offered by our staff at 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A formal welcome by Rabbi Jill Levy, Day Camp Director, will take place at approximately 2:45 p.m.  RSVP’s to Sharon Rosenberg Safra, Day Camp Assistant Director, are strongly encouraged.

Events in the CT Area:

Camp Fair – Sunday, November 10th 1:00-3:00 PM – Woodbridge CT
Ramah will be at the end 2nd Annual East Coast Jewish Overnight Camp Fair on Sunday, November, 10, 2019 at the Beckerman-Lender Jewish Community Building, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT from 1-3 pm. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day!

Congregation Beth El – December 5th 5:00pm – Fairfield, CT
Ramah will be visiting the Beth El Religious School for a fun and engaging visit! Come to hear all about Ramah programs and for some great swag!

Ramah Information Session in West Hartford, CT  – January 12th at 4:00pm – Home of the Patt Family
Join Assistant Director, Josh Edelglass, for an information session on the Camp Ramah New England’s overnight camp program. Get your questions answered as you learn about our approach to caring for your children, Jewish education, skill-building at camp and more! Please RSVP to Pamela.

 

Reunions and Community Events:

Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day – November 7th 2019 – Worldwide
Get ready to celebrate the 13th Annual Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day! All you need to do is wear a Ramah T-shirt or deck yourself out in all of your Ramah gear. Post your pictures so we can see you representing Ramah with #ramahtshirtday and #reshetramah. you

Shabbat Across Ramah – November 8th 2019 – Worldwide
Join thousands of Ramahniks and friends of Ramah from across the world for a Shabbat dinner and an opportunity to connect with your Ramah community! Let us know if you will be hosting a Shabbat meal and we’ll send the first 100 hosts FREE Ramah candlesticks! Sign up here.  Questions? Contact Ariel Goodman, National Ramah Program Manager.

Events in the Boston Area:

Mada Madness – November 10th, 2019 12-2pm – Temple Israel of Natick
Join us for an afternoon of science themed learning and exploration. Open to 3rd-5th graders. A bagel lunch will be served.

Boston-area Shabbat Across Ramah Dinner – November 15th 2019 – Temple Israel of Sharon
Join your Camp Ramah in New England Family for a Shabbat Across Ramah Reunion dinner at TI Sharon! Services will be at 6:15pm, followed by dinner around 7:15pm. This family friendly dinner will include some fun and games, as well as delicious food. Click here to register.

Boston Area Tzad Aleph (A-Side) Reunion – Sunday, November 24th 3:00-5:00pm  – Rock On Adventure, Norwood MA
Rock On is located at 661 Pleasant St, Norwood MA, 02062
This event is open to current 3rd-6th graders. Kosher snacks will be served.
Waivers are required for all campers who intend to participate.  Waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Rock On has requested that all waivers be completed online before the event to help speed our group’s check-in process and allow the kids maximum fun time!  You can fill them out online here.
The cost of this event is $10 per camper (cash or check only).  Please bring or send your payment with your camper – we will collect it when you arrive.
Don’t miss the fun! Please RSVP to Simon by November 20th. You must RSVP to attend this event. 

Shabbat Is Awesome – December 7th, 2019 – All Day! – Temple Israel of Natick
A daylong event filled with Shabbat friendly programming for the whole family! Join us for Ramah style services in the morning, an afternoon scavenger hunt, discussions, and games going all the way through until Havdallah time.

Shabbat Is Awesome – January 18th, 2019 – All Day! – Temple Israel of Sharon
A daylong event filled with Shabbat friendly programming for the whole family! Join us for Ramah style services in the morning, an afternoon scavenger hunt, discussions, and games going all the way through until Havdallah time.

Events in the DC Area:

B’nai Israel Ramah Shabbat – November 15th-16th – B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
An epic Shabbat filled with Ramah family programming and learning! Join us for color war themed challenges, singing, learning and more!

DC Area Tzad Aleph (A-Side) Reunion – Sunday, November 17th 4:00-5:30pm – Launch Trampoline Park, Rockville MD
Launch is located at 4942 Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville, Maryland.
This event is open to current 3rd-6th graders. Kosher snacks will be served.
Waivers are required for all campers who intend to participate.  Waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Launch has requested that all waivers be completed online before the event to help speed our group’s check-in process and allow the kids maximum fun time!  You can fill them out online here.
The cost of this event is $10 per camper (cash or check only). Please bring or send your payment with your camper – we will collect it when you arrive. Don’t miss the fun! Please RSVP to Lori  by November 11th. You must RSVP to attend this event.

Ohr Kodesh Ramah Shabbat – December 6th-7th – Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase, MD
Ramah will be at Ohr Kodesh to lead Ramah style services, meet new families, and reunite with summer friends. Join us Saturday morning for fun, games, and learning, and meet Ramah representatives who can answer all your questions about camp.

Events in the CT Area:

Connecticut Area Tzad Aleph (A-Side) Reunion – Sunday, December 8th 4:00-6:00pm – Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, Orange CT
Open to current 3rd-6th graders! Urban Air is located at 260 Bull Hill Ln Orange, CT.  Kosher snacks will be served.
Waivers are required for all campers who intend to participate.  Waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be filled out online and will also be available at drop-off.
The cost of this event is $10 per camper (cash or check only). Please bring or send your payment with your camper – we will collect it when you arrive. We can’t wait to see you there! Please RSVP to Pamela by December 2nd. You must RSVP to attend this event.

Ramah Family Camps:

Tikvah Family Shabbaton – Palmer, MA – May 1-3rd, 2020
Experience an accepting, supportive, fun-filled, Shabbat retreat designed for parents, siblings, and children with disabilities. This Shabbaton is open to any family of children with disabilities (no previous Ramah affiliation is required). The program will feature: A Ramah-style Shabbat; numerous camp activities (sports, singing, dancing, ga-ga, waterfront); innovative Jewish learning; and special family activities and programs, as well as separate programs for adults and children, with a high staff to participant ratio.
Questions? Contact Bonnie Schwartz, Tikvah Program Director at  or 781-400-0204.

Camp Ramah In New England Family Camp – Palmer, MA – May 22nd-25th 2020
BRING YOUR FAMILY AND JOIN US FOR A RUACH FILLED RAMAH EXPERIENCE AT CAMP RAMAH IN NEW ENGLAND – 2020 info coming soon!
 Our program will feature: A Ramah-style Shabbat; arts, sports, and nature workshops led by top quality instructors; numerous camp activities (sports, singing, dancing, ga-ga, waterfront); innovative Jewish learning; and special family activities and programs, as well as separate programs for adults and children. This weekend will include excellent childcare for children of various ages.  Click here for more information! Questions? Contact Pamela Kekst, Senior Program Staff.