Here are just two of the statements by leading Jewish funders that demonstrate this strong confidence in Ramah:
"Leadership and development statistics are consistent across the movements, pointing to the unbelievable power of the Jewish camping experience. What is special about Ramah is that it has a very centralized and strategic way of thinking and developing. It is easier for us to support those with a long history and a track record." --Jeremy Fingerman, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Jewish Camp
"Ramah young adults have the potential to be in the top echelons of American leadership and the Jewish community. Ramah camps are cauldrons of those being transformed by Jewish life. Why wouldn't we want to be close to that energy and do what we can to enhance it?" --Rabbi Eric Lankin, chief of Institutional Advancement and Education, Jewish National Fund
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…