Ramah Camping Movement
National Ramah Commission, Inc. of The Jewish Theological Seminary

An Incredible Winter Leadership Training Conference! 

by Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, National Ramah Director
January 10, 2014 / 9 Shevat 5774

2014 WInter Staff Leadership Conference

The National Ramah Winter Leadership Training Conference at Ramah California in Ojai this past January 2-5 was truly extraordinary! This weekend training and Shabbaton were marked not only by inspirational and powerful interactions among staff members across the camps in the Ramah movement, but also by the exchange of ideas and experiences across generations of Ramah leaders. View Facebook album

And for the first time, there were cross-movement connections, as our almost 90 Ramah participants were joined by 23 Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Camp staff members. An additional 22 directors, assistant directors, and other senior leaders from URJ Camps, the Ramah camps, and the National Ramah Commission (NRC) led the programming during the weekend. Professionals from outside Ramah served as specialty instructors, both in person and via Skype. Read all instructor bios 

2014 Winter Staff Leadership Conference
Four distinct groups of participants attended. The largest group was comprised of the second-year madrichim participating in the Bert B. Weinstein Institute for Counselor Training, representing all our overnight camps and the Nyack and Philadelphia day camps. These outstanding counselors were joined by staff members from our National Ramah Tikvah Network of programs for campers with disabilities, Ramah Service Corps Fellows, and the newly formed Moreshet Ramah cohort (alumni lay leaders in their twenties). Alana Tilman, our NRC Special Projects Coordinator, spent countless hours putting the program together and working out all the logistics.

Ramah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism. Together, our programs provide Ramah experiences for over 10,000 children, teens and young adults annually. The National Ramah Commission of The Jewish Theological Seminary provides oversight and educational planning on behalf of the network of Ramah camps throughout North America and Israel.
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Google+