Ramah L’Kulam


Every year, hundreds of campers – who rely on scholarship assistance or the Tikvah Program – face the prospect of missing out on a summer at our overnight and day camps in the absence of adequate philanthropic support.

Now, we all know how it feels to miss out on a summer at camp. That’s why we – the 2021 Ramah L’Kulam chairs – are committed to getting back to camp in 2021 – and why we ask you to join us today to ensure that Ramah is available and safe for all.

Our family’s Ramah roots run deep. When I (Jason) arrived in Palmer for the first time, my counselor and his buddy delivered a line-by-line audio version of Raiders of the Lost Ark (from memory!), followed by the Shema. I thought these guys were so cool! That very first experience transformed me from a Jew into a Camp Ramah Jew – and gave me a joyous and engaging way to live Jewishly.

Our children Boaz and Ayelet started their own Ramah journeys as day campers and now, as overnight campers, can’t wait to get back in Palmer to be with all of their friends and counselors.

In this unique moment, with COVID-19 still shaping our lives, your deep investment is essential to Ramah’s future. Ramah now needs $1M in financial support to ensure that Ramah is available and safe for all in 2021:

  • Ramah for All – Safe for All: when Ramah can address our families’ deepening need for scholarship assistance
  • Ramah for All – Safe for All: when Tikvah can welcome back campers who yearn for an active and inclusive experience
  • Ramah for All – Safe for All: when Ramah has the personnel, equipment and facility enhancements to keep everyone safe

We would be grateful if you would consider making a gift to Ramah. With your help, Ramah can be available and safe for all!

Jason Shames and Dorit Rabbani
2021 Ramah L’Kulam Co-chairs

PS: Donors of $1,800 or more will become Ahava Society members. Click here to view our 2020 Ahava Society.

If you would prefer to give by mail, please send your check to: 1206 Boston Providence Highway, Suite 201, Norwood, MA 02062. Please contact Mindy Goldstein with any questions.

You may designate how you prefer for your donation to be utilized. If Ramah is unable to use your donation for this purpose, your donation will be used where it is needed most and/or for general operating purposes.