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November 2010 / Cheshvan 5771


Dear Friends of Ramah,

We are delighted to announce the publication of Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovation, a book that represents the work of close to 100 Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovationcontributors from a wide variety of backgrounds who share a passion for Camp Ramah and its tremendous impact.


Ramah at 60 is inspirational and educational, filled with evidence of the power of Ramah to strengthen Jewish identity and enduring commitment to community. We know that you will find it to be a wonderful resource and addition to your library. You may click here to view the table of contents.


To order, please visit




Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, National Ramah Director


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More News from Ramah
:: Name the Three New Edot at Ramah Outdoor Adventure
:: Daber Hebrew Initiative Launches to Great Success in 2010
:: Ramah Galil Bike Ride to Raise Funds for Ramah Special Needs Programs
:: Fourth Annual "Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day," Thursday, November 11, 2010

Name the Three New Edot at
Ramah Outdoor Adventure


 Ramah Outdoor Adventure in Colorado

Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Ramah's first specialty camp, completed its inaugural summer in 2010 with 120 campers from 17 U.S. states, Canada, and Israel. They came to the Colorado Rockies to experience intense outdoor activities in a supportive Ramah environment.  
Due to overwhelming demand, we will add three new edot to accommodate camp's expansion for next summer. Applications are now being accepted for all age groups, entering 3rd through 11th grades.

Help us name our three new edot! Last year, hundreds of people voted to help us name our original three edot. Click here to register your vote!

 Daber Hebrew Language Initiative Launches to Great Success in 2010 


This summer, Ramah launched the Daber Hebrew Language Initiative, pioneered at all 11 Ramah camps across North America. Daber, funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation and the National Ramah Commission, focused on enhancing Hebrew usage within the bunks, at meals, and during other day-to-day activities.

Rami and Chani Daber

The Daber grant supervisor, Cheryl Magen, is a consultant to the Ramah camps from the Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS. According to Cheryl, "Fostering and nourishing Hebrew ability has always been a part of Ramah's mission, but the inaugural year of the Daber program reawakened a passion for Hebrew that enlivened all of our programming." Read more

Click here to read about Daber in the Jewish Week

Click here to read about Daber from the perspective of a camper parent.

Ramah Galil Ride 2011:

Registration Now Open! 


Ramah Galil Ride logo


Registration is now open for the Ramah Galil Ride 2011! This bike ride will be May 15-24, 2011 (including international travel days) -- the perfect time to ride in Northern Israel!


Experience 5 days of riding and Shabbat in the Galil, all while raising funds to support Ramah programs for children, teens, and young adults with special needs and their families.


Visit the Ramah Galil Ride website for complete and detailed information about this special trip, how to register, and everything you need to start and succeed with your fundraising.


Click here to register now! The first 20 riders to register will receive special Ramah Galil Ride 2011 cycling shorts.


Please email us at if you have any questions.

"Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day," Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wear Your Ramah Shirt DayOn Thursday, November 11, join more than 1,500 Ramah campers and staff members and wear a Ramah T-shirt (or hat, or sweatpants) to school, work, or anywhere!


RSVP on Facebook.

This is the fourth annual event! It began as one Ramah camper's efforts to get all his camp friends to wear their Ramah T-shirts on a certain day. Now, every second Thursday in November, thousands of Ramahniks around the world can show their Ramah pride and spirit by agreeing to wear their Ramah gear.

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