Dear Friends of Ramah:
We are proud that Ramah staff members played an important role in a wonderful and unique Birthright trip that concluded last Thursday. Organized by Shorashim and our USCJ campus partner KOACH, this trip to Israel for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome was led by Ramah New England Tikvah Director Howard Blas, together with young leaders from Wisconsin Tikvah (Daniel Olson) and Canada Tikvah (Tali Cohen and Talya Frankel), and Ramah Canada alumnus Simcha Walfish. In addition, a number of the participants on the trip are members of the Ramah Wisconsin and California summer Tikvah communities.
Please enjoy the following article, "Aboard the Asperger's Bus: A Quirky 'Mishpocha'."
|Bus No. 195, the 'mishpocha,' in the citrus grove|
(photo credit: Courtesy Birthright Bus No. 195)
Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, Director
National Ramah Commission, Inc.
3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027