Counselors Enhance Their Skills at California Training Programs by Rami Schwartzer
Ramah New England was proud to once again participate in the Weinstein Institute for Counselor Training and National Ramah Winter Training Conferences held at Camp Ramah in Ojai, CA. Our delegation of 7 second-year counselors, 2 Tikvah counselors, 1 third-year senior counselor and 1 year-round Ramah Service Corps Fellow joined over 100 other Ramah staff members from across the movement for four days of collaboration, professional development, and Jewish learning. Additionally, for the first time in Ramah history, our delegation included our two returning rashei edah from our new Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC. Held annually during the first week of January, the Weinstein Institute is the first sign that summer is just around the corner!
Our delegation learned from senior Ramah educators and Los Angeles-area Conservative rabbis about innovative programming, peer leadership, Israel education, best practices in special education, and unique ways to bring the Ramah experience out into the world of congregational Jewish education. We are excited to welcome this inspiring group back to camp in just a few months!