Jan 20, 2011

More than 70 College Students Attend National Ramah January Staff Training Programs


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More than 70 College Students Attend
National Ramah January Staff Training Programs
 20 January 2011
 15 Shevat 5771
Tu B'Shevat Newsletter from Ramah
:: Bert B. Weinstein Institute for Counselor Training Held at Ramah California, January 3-6, 2011
:: Ramah Staff Members Attend Jewish Leadership Programs During Winter Break
:: Ramah Outdoor Adventure in the News on Tu B'Shevat
:: Ramah and JNF Sponsor Alternative Winter Break Service Trip to Israel, January 2-10, 2011
:: Plant a Tree in Israel and Support Ramah In Honor of Tu B'Shevat
:: Ramah Galil Ride to Raise Funds for Ramah's Special Needs Programs
:: Donate to Ramah Camps and Israel Programs

Bert B. Weinstein Institute
for Counselor Training
Held at Ramah California,
January 3-6, 2011 
 

  Weinstein 2011


More than 50 staff members and a dozen senior leaders, representing Ramah's overnight camps and the Nyack day camp, joined together for this year's Bert B. Weinstein Institute for Counselor Training. This four-day professional development seminar, sponsored and run annually by the National Ramah Commission, is a powerful educational experience, building counselors' skills and excitement for the upcoming summer.

 

Each year, Weinstein brings together the finest madrichim from across the Ramah Camping Movement. During the course of their four days together, they create a dynamic, spirited and meaningful learning community. In the process, they energize and inspire one another to remain engaged and committed to their Ramah work.

 

Ramah Staff Members Attend
Jewish Leadership Programs
During Winter Break


Kol Ha'Kavod to Ramah staff members who took part in a variety of Jewish leadership programs during the winter break. In addition to the Ramah Weinstein and JNF trips, Ramahniks participated in the AIPAC's Saban Leadership Seminar; the Maimonides Leadership Fellowship program to Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar; the Wexner Institute; the Hagshama Young Zionist Leadership Conference; Taglit Birthright; Drisha Institute for Jewish Education's Winter Week of Learning, and the Uri L'Tzedek Food Justice Leadership conference, to name a few.

We are proud that Ramahniks continue to be at the forefront of Jewish leadership in numerous and diverse ways.

Ramah Outdoor Adventure
in the News on Tu B'Shevat
 

An article by Rabbi Eliav Bock, director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure, was featured in eJewish Philanthropy this week:

 

... we can take the lessons of Tu B'shevat and apply them to our summer camp lives. At Ramah Outdoor Adventure, we have created a program with the specific goal of reconnecting our youth with the natural world around them. ... From waking up with the sun, to living in a technology free zone with limited electricity, to eating sustainable food at meals, our goal at camp is to spend a few weeks living intentionally in the natural world.

 

Read entire article  

Ramah and JNF Sponsor
Alternative Winter Break
Service Trip to Israel,
January 2-10, 2011


Ramah-JNF Alternative Winter Break Trip

Earlier this month, the National Ramah Commission partnered with the Jewish National Fund for our third annual Alternative Winter Break service trip to Israel. A group of 22 retunring staff members from Ramah overnight camps and Ramah Day Camp in Nyack participated in this inspiring week of  social action and community building.

The social action projects that framed each day included painting apartments in Mitzpe Ramon, assisting swim instructors in the theraputic pool at Aleh Negev, beautifying a park in the Ein Kerem neighborhood of Jerusalem, and spending time with soldiers on the Ramon Army Base.

Plant a Tree in Israel

and Support Ramah

In Honor of Tu B'Shevat

 

Just in time for the birthday of the trees, you can plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and support Ramah camping at the same time.

JNF and the National Ramah Commission have a strategic partnership to support environmental projects in Israel and environmental education at Ramah camps in North America. By purchasing trees from JNF through this special link, a portion of all proceeds will benefit Ramah.

Plant a Tree in Israel with Ramah

Ramah Galil Ride
to Raise Funds for Ramah's

Special Needs Programs


Click here to donate to Ramah's special needs programs or to get more information
about the Ramah Galil Ride 2011.

Ramah Galil Ride logo

Donate to Ramah Camps
and Israel Programs


Click here to make a donation to the National Ramah Commission, or to any of the Ramah camps and Israel programs.

Donate to Ramah

www.campramah.org
 


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