I was at a Kabbalat Shabbat minyan yesterday in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Before services, I met another father (our kids go to Jewish day school together) who asked me what I do. When I told him I direct the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England, he told me he had a sister who was in that program 25 years ago! He was delighted when I told him that I remember Masha, as she was a camper of mine! She now lives in Israel at Kishorit Village, near Karmiel, which we visited on a recent Tikvah Ramah Israel trip.
I have been collecting Tikvah Stories as we prepare for “Tikvah at 40.” We are proud to be pioneers in the field of Jewish special needs camping. We know the lives of campers, families, staff and the entire Tikvah Community have been touched by Tikvah.
Please share your stories and Tikvah memorabilia. We would love to share them in our “Tikvah Museum,” to be unveiled at our July 11th “Tikvah at 40” Celebration. (Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org)