Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is 150 acres of magical space, tucked away in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Within this space, campers and staff from throughout the Midwest and Israel unite each summer to form a very special Jewish community… read more
Every summer when I get back to my life in New York City, I am flooded with emails and phone calls from friends all asking the same question. Unfortunately it’s not, “How was your summer?” or “Which color won Yom Sport?” or even “How is Jacob Cytryn (a member of my aidah) doing as Director?”. Continue Reading »
This Shabbat, the Camp Ramah in Wisconsin community commemorates a yahrzeit that resonates with nearly every one of us who has spent extended time at camp, but that all too often goes forgotten. We remember tomorrow, on the 45th anniversary of his death, 18 Elul 5729, Rabbi Isaac “Zicky” Bonder. I never met Zicky, who Continue Reading »
As I wrote about at the outset of the summer, one of the things that makes camp so special is its transience. That transience also means that each summer is inherently fleeting, that each summer is wholly unique, and that saying goodbye is as much a part of the camp experience as sand in your Continue Reading »
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