National Ramah Commission, Inc. of The Jewish Theological Seminary
July 28, 2011
26 Tammuz 5771
Dear Friends of Ramah,
To bring the sights and sounds of Ramah to you at home, we're pleased to share with you these terrific videos from across the Ramah Camping Movement. We invite you to watch these videos and share them with your family and friends. Please be certain to "Like" them on Youtube so that others will want to view them as well. Also, you can subscribe to Ramah Youtube channels to receive updates when new videos are posted.
Camper-produced videos. At several Ramah camps, campers can choose to participate in a video chug (activity). Enjoy the Mitzvah Man video of Ramah California's Tikshoret (communications) chug, a day in camp life as seen through the journey of a water bottle at Ramah Outdoor Adventure, and this collection of silent films from Ramah Canada's video chug.
We hope that you enjoy these and the many other videos from Ramah camps and Israel programs!
Ramah Darom and Silvershein Family Establish the Andrew Silvershein Memorial Fund
Those wishing to honor the memory of Andrew Silvershein, z"l, can make a donation to the Andrew Silvershein Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Ramah Darom, 6400 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30339. Click here to donate online.
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&…