Camp Ramah New England and Ramah DC Day Camp are excited to bring you Ramah Ba’Bayit (Ramah at Home) – our programmatic initiative to bring the ruach of Ramah into the homes of our extended Ramah kehillah (community). Click here for our detailed announcement e-mail!
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We have created a platform for families to use in order to connect to Ramah counselors looking to be hired for childcare work this summer, either in-person or remotely. This web-page will be open to parents starting on Monday, June 8th. If you are interested, please contact Emma Neusner and she will send you the link to access this web-page, where you will be able to see counselors’ contact information and their answers to a short questionnaire.
Based on availability, transportation, and experience, you will be able select counselor candidates with whom you would like to schedule an interview. You can then independently hire whichever available candidate(s) you chose. Any job offers and salary arrangements will be negotiated directly between you and the counselor. Camp Ramah New England is not responsible for hiring decisions, ensuring payments, overseeing the counselors’ work, or other logistics. We are solely the platform for helping to make these connections.
We have many options for online camp programming this summer. Please see below for our schedule through the end of July.
We are excited to share Zoom virtual backgrounds of camp to use during Ramah Ba’Bayit! Click here to download them!
Registration is required – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or if you need a zoom link.
Tomorrow — Friday July 10th:
- 9:00-9:30 AM – Shira b’Shishi – Join Ami Margolis, long-time Rosh Shira and song-leader extraordinaire, for a ruach-filled musical t’fillah experience!
- 11:00 AM – Goats in Golf Carts Getting Shabbat Brownies – Rabbi Gelb and Josh Edelglass will be continuing their Facebook Live show tradition. Click on the Ramah Palmer Facebook page to watch the live show!
- 6:00 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat – Join the Ramah community as we welcome in Shabbat with a beautiful, Ramah Palmer-style Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Ramah tzevet (staff).
Week of July 12th:
- Sunday, July 12th from 8:00-8:30 pm – Kolot Ramah – Join Rick Recht and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky for Kolot Ramah, featuring music, inspiring words, and camp highlights from Ramah tzevet (staff), chanichim (campers), alumni and shira leaders. Join us on National Ramah Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/NationalRamah/live/
- Monday, July 13th at 7:00 pm – Cooking Chug – open to all ages. (Children younger than 3rd grade need a grownup to help) — Join master Bishul leader Sarah Binney to bake blueberry muffins as a fun evening snack! We’ll me making this recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11826-simple-blueberry-muffins. Ingredients needed: 2 cups + 3 Tlbs. all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ cup sugar, 2 eggs, ¾ cup milk, ⅓ cup melted butter, 1 cup blueberries
- Wednesday July 15th at 10:00 am – Friendship Bracelet Making – Open to chanichim (campers) who have completed 2nd-6th grades — Join Omanut (Arts) Specialist Ariella Brody to re-create a classic camp activity – Friendship bracelet making! Campers should bring cardboard, scissors, pencil and string or yarn to this program.
- Friday, July 17th at 9:00 am — Parsha Play – A fun and interactive activity based on learning about the parsha of the week, Matot-Massei. Open to chanichim (campers) who have completed 2nd– 6th grades.
- Friday, July 17th at 2:00 pm – It’s a Good Life Chug Zoom peulah – open exclusively to Shoafimers. Josh Edelglass will send out the link to join to all Good Lifers.
Week of July 19th:
- Sunday, July 19th from 8:00-8:30 pm – Kolot Ramah – Join Rick Recht and Rabbi Josh Warshawsky for Kolot Ramah, featuring music, inspiring words, and camp highlights from Ramah tzevet, chanichim, alumni and shira leaders. Join us on National Ramah Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/NationalRamah/live/
- Monday, July 20th at 7:00 pm – Peulat Erev run by Nivonim – Tzad Aleph (pre-K through campers who completed 6th grade) and Tikvah campers are invited to join Nivonim for an evening of exciting camp style programming led by our oldest chanichim (campers.) There will be breakout rooms by grade.
- Wednesday July 22 at 4:30 pm — Peulat Erev run by Nivonim – Tzad Aleph (pre-K through campers who completed 6th grade) and Tikvah campers are invited to join Nivonim for a second evening of exciting camp style programming led by our oldest chanichim (campers.) There will be breakout rooms by grade.
- Friday July 24 at 9:00 am – Star Wars T’fillot – Open to all edot — A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Emperor Palpatine logged onto a zoom call and told Darth Vader that there was a great disturbance in the force. If you read between the lines of that scene, it is clear that he was not referring to the rogue rebel Luke Skywalker. Palpatine could only be referencing all the Jedi, Sith, and other folks from the Star Wars universe who will join Camp Ramah New England for this Star Wars themed t’fillot! Join Andy Weissfeld and your favorite characters from the Star Wars universe as we deepen our connection to t’fillah during this fun peulah. Click here to enter the Zoom activity.
Week of July 26th:
- Wednesday, July 29th: Eicha Reading – Join with the Ramah community across North America to begin Tisha B’Av. Details will be coming soon for this National Ramah program.
- Friday, July 31st at 2:00 pm – It’s a Good Life Chug Zoom peulah – open exclusively to Shoafimers. Josh Edelglass will send out the link to join all Good Lifers.
- NOTE: ALL 2020 Shoafimers are invited to join the Good Lifers in creating a 2020 Shoafim time capsule, to be opened on the last Shabbat of your Nivonim kayitz in 2024. Josh Edelglass will e-mail out instructions shortly.
- Friday, July 31st at 6:00 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat – Please join us for our final camp-wide Kabbalat Shabbat gathering of the kayitz (summer).
National Ramah’s Kol b’Ramah Podcast:
At Ramah, thousands of children, teens, and young adults come together each summer in communities that nurture social, educational, physical, and spiritual growth, creating lifelong friendships, a love for Israel, and a strong Jewish identity. Ramahniks of all ages from across the Ramah Camping Movement will share their Ramah stories on Kol B’Ramah:
- “My Ramah Story” – Interviews with Ramah leaders and alumni conducted by a committed group of our young alumni.
- “Pod Across Ramah” – The weekly podcast recorded by campers and staff from the National Ramah virtual chug.
- “Tikvah Impact” – Interviews with Tikvah participants and families conducted by Tikvah directors.
Episodes will air weekly, so make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
- Links for streaming:
Looking for things to do at home any time?
Click here to download the ramah-anomia card game!
As we take steps to make our programmatic offerings virtual, we ask that you help us make the experience as user-friendly as possible. Through the Zoom webinar application, we will mute participants in order to reduce feedback and background noise, and provide the highest level experience. Please use the chat or hand raise function if you want to chime in or have a question.
For safety and security, we are asking families to register for our free online programs. Please click here to access our short sign-up form.
Additionally, we do take pictures and record this programming. If you would not like your image used by CRNE, please do not turn on your video camera.
We look forward to Zooming with you! If you do not yet have the app, please visit Zoom.us to download.