Connecting to Israel:
At Ramah, campers develop a deep connection to the State of Israel.
We bring a mishlachat, a delegation of Israeli staff members, to camp each summer. We have one of the largest mishlachat groups of any Jewish summer camp in all of North America. There is an Israeli staff-member in almost every tzrif (bunk) at camp.
Our campers learn about Israel through these shlichim (Israeli staff members). Our Israeli staff members plan and run programs about Israel throughout the summer, teaching our campers about Israeli history, people, politics, and culture. Israeli music resonates throughout camp, and our campers learn to love contemporary Israeli pop songs along with traditional Jewish music.
More importantly, as our campers grow to love these shlichim, they grow to love Israel. Because they are connected to these shlichim, they become connected to Israel.
In the summer before returning to camp as junior counselors, many of our campers attend Ramah Seminar, a six week trip to Israel with young people from Ramah camps across the country.
Click here to learn more about our approach to the complexities of Israel education.