Machon Hinuch is pure poetry
In addition to their “Mah Ramah?” perek in their eidah, Adat HaMachon is exploring the Ramah Experience in Hinuch. Last week, Rabbi Elliot Goldberg’s class wrote a poem, based upon the structure of a Craig Taubman (Rosh Shirah 1984) poem that appears in Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovation (p. 394):
Ramah is a place where I met my best friends ever.
Ramah is where I became a team member and then a team captain.
Ramah is a place where I push myself to the limits.
Ramah is a place where I feel free.
Ramah is a place where lasting friendships are formed.
Ramah is a place where I can act crazy.
Ramah is a place where I can learn to be independent.
First ultimate goal.
First time reading Torah.
First track victory.
First time away from home.
First time observing Shabbat.
First yom sport.
First lake swim.
Ramah is a place where you don’t have to have a good voice to create the most beautiful harmonies.