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



toptenThe Top Colleges for Ramah Staff 2014

Ramah College Network

The top ten Ramah colleges for this year are (in descending order):
Michigan, Binghamton, Brandeis, Indiana, Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, Western University, Queen's University, JTS: List College, and University of Florida.



networkThe Ramah College Network

The Ramah College Network provides resources to help Ramah campers and staff in high school learn about different colleges by putting them in touch with other Ramah alumni to ask them questions and hear about their college experiences first-hand.

The National Ramah Commission has compiled a database of over 1,000 Ramah alumni at more than 200 colleges and universities who would be happy to speak to prospective students about their college experiences.

Current College Students: Tell us about your college experience on the Ramah College Network Survey.  


Once Ramah alumni enter college, the Ramah College Network is a great way to find other students on campus. In addition, the National Ramah Commission provides current college students with grants to host Ramah programs on campus.

Questions? Contact Alana Tilman, National Ramah Program Director.



grantsGrants for Campus Programming
Ramahniks at Emory
Ramah California alumni at Emory University

Are you a Ramahnik in college? The National Ramah Commission can provide you with a grant to host a Ramah program on campus!


These programs might include: planning a Ramah Shabbat dinner and limmud; inviting a speaker to talk about North American Jewry; combating anti-Semitism/anti-Israel activism on campus; hosting a spirited seudah shlishit with Ramah shira; or running a service project. These are just a few suggestions. Be creative and dream away! Ramah encourages partnerships with Hillel when available.


Qualifying applicants will receive a grant of up to $500 to implement their project.  

Email Alana Tilman to inquire about possible funding and assistance.


Learn more about how the Ramah College Network creates campus community in "Building Campus Community" in CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.


rscRamah Service Corps Campus Fellows

This year, the Ramah Camping Movement is piloting several new campus initiatives through the Ramah Service Corps. The Ramah Service Corps Campus Fellows will run ongoing programs at Binghamton University, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania. Working with students locally, Fellows will engage Ramah alumni in Jewish campus life through programming initiatives and leadership seminars.

View bios of the RSC Campus Fellows:

Nick Bruscato, University of Michigan

Rachel Herman, Binghamton University

Daniel & Rachel Rabin, University of Pennsylvania



listList College of The Jewish Theological Seminary
JTS List College

Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary provides undergraduates with a Jewish studies education of the highest quality, creating an environment in which modern Judaism is both lived and learned. List College offers bachelor of arts degrees in a full spectrum of exciting majors that will challenge and inspire students. Through the Joint Program with Columbia University's School of General Studies or the Double Degree Program with Barnard College, students also receive a superior liberal arts education and participate in the full spectrum of college life. Semester at List is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students currently enrolled at other accredited four-year colleges and universities to study at List College for one or two semesters. 

For more information on all List College programs, contact Missy Present, Director of Enrollment Management, at (212) 678-8832. 



masortiMasorti on Campus Shabbaton: February 20-22, 2015
Masorti on Campus

Masorti on Campus is thrilled to announce its 2nd Annual Student Leadership Shabbaton! The Shabbaton will include opportunities to learn strategies for how to continue to build meaningful, close-knit Traditional-Egalitarian campus communities. The Shabbaton will feature four separate but interconnected tracks: community building, education, prayer & song leading, and how to work with Jewish organizations both on and off-campus.

At the 2015 Shabbaton students will:

  • Learn networking and outreach skills to help bolster their on-campus presence
  • Work with experts to develop effective approaches to conducting Jewish learning programs
  • Hear from fellow students and clergy about how to create open and meaningful prayer space
  • Engage in discussions with Jewish professionals about how to work with both on and off-campus Jewish organizations that are committed to helping build our communities


tshirtWear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day

Celebrate the 8th Annual Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day on Thursday, November 13! Show off your Ramah pride by wearing your favorite Ramah gear. 

Join the Facebook event and help spread the word!

Take pictures of you and your friends decked out in your Ramah gear: 

  • Add them on Facebook
  • Post them to the Ramah T-Shirt Day Tumblr
  • Tweet and Instagram them @NationalRamah using the hashtags #ramahshirts and #campramah 


directoryAre you a Ramah alum? Use Reshet Ramah's new online community to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about those good old days at Camp Ramah. Please help us to add as many alumni as possible by joining our online community and sharing this news with your friends!
Ramah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism. Together, our programs provide Ramah experiences for more than 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.

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