Ramah New England vs. Berkshires Hanukkah Contest

We are celebrating Hanukkah in a big way by partnering with Camp Ramah in the Berkshires to spread the Hanukkah spirit all over the North East. We are doing this competition-style…so bring your A Game and get ready to show them what Palmer is all about.

Here’s how it works:

Throughout Hanukkah there will be some BIG challenges and some MINI challenges. Since Hanukkah is eight days we are splitting the challenges right down the middle. Four BIG challenges will be continuous and will last for all of Hanukkah. The other four MINI challenges will only be active for one or two days at a time.    The BIG Challenges are listed below, and and MINI Challenges will be announced on our blog and Facebook throughout Hanukkah.

Some things to do to prepare:

  1. We encourage you or your parents to become friends with our private Facebook -click here to friend us.  (Please note you do not have to join Facebook to participate in any of the competitions.)
  2. Make sure to check your our blog/Facebook page because every other day of Hanukkah we will be posting new challenges for you to participate in, as well as updates on who is winning.
  3. Make sure you have a Ramah T-Shirt. Some of the challenges involve wearing your shirt.
  4. Make sure you have a camera so you can send us all of the AWESOMENESS of this Hanukkah Challenge.

See below for the rules of our four BIG Challenges, and if you have any questions, please email Ben Greene.

We can’t wait to show the world what Ramah in New England is all about!

Chag Sameach,
Camp Ramah in New England


Palmer v Berkshires Big Hanukkah Challenges:

 These challenges will officially begin on Monday morning (December 10th and will run until Monday morning December 17th).  All submissions should be sent to Ben Greene, at beng@campramahne.org.

1.       Picture competition:

Email us (send to beng@campramahne.org) a picture of yourself lighting Hanukkah candles while wearing your Ramah T-shirts.  These pictures will be placed in a special album on our private Facebook page.  Then get other campers to “like” the  pictures posted the in the album. (Please note- you do not need to belong to Facebook to participate, as we will be the ones posting the pictures).

Whichever camp gets the highest total number of likes (adding together the number of likes given to each picture that is posted), will win this competition.

2.      Video competition:

Create a 2-3 minute Ramah Hanukkah video, upload it to youtube and send us the link.

Each camp will select one or two videos to be their official video and will post it on their blog and Facebook pages. Whichever camp’s video gets the highest number of views on youtube will win.   (videos may be sent starting tomorrow, and must be received by December 12th).

3.      Volunteer hours (2 ways to win):

Volunteer at a non-profit throughout the week of Hanukkah.   Log your volunteer hours on this form.

Whichever camp has the most people volunteer will win the first part, and whichever camp has the highest number of cumulative volunteer hours will win the second part.

4.    Dreidal Design Competition

Design your own Dreidal, which incorporates your Ramah experience.  Submit pictures of your designs along with a short explanation about it.

Points will be awarded to the top 5 designs, and will be determined by a panel of neutral Ramah judges from other camps.

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