Camp Ramah in the Poconos Blog

Meah Millim: February News

Posted by on 01/31/2019

There are moments in camp (and in life) where the thousands of little choices, decisions, convictions, and circumstances combine to create flashes of perfection. One such instant in time was a Friday afternoon this past summer, when, as is our weekly tradition, we award deserving chanichim (campers) and tzevet members (staff) one of the most-coveted pieces of swag in the history of our beloved machaneh (camp) – a Me’ah Millim T-Shirt. I have often joked, that my entire educational philosophy […]

Tefillah Jam Session: January 2019

Posted by on 01/04/2019

January, 2019 A Note from Rabbi Joel Seltzer, Executive Director I was hopelessly out of place. The prayer leader stood in the center of the black-box room and requested that we stand. He asked us to practice involving our bodies in the act of prayer, by first squatting, arms aimed low, and then by quickly raising our arms and our bodies to the sky as we proclaimed for all to hear: “Praise Yah!” I imagine in that moment, shacharit (the […]

Singing in the Rain: October 2018

Posted by on 10/04/2018

A Note from Rabbi Joel Seltzer, Executive Director   “It never rains at Camp Ramah in the Poconos (more than five days in a row.)” Every year this is what I tell our Israeli staff regarding the weather at our particular ‘summer camp,’ and every year they arrive on a cold, June day filled with rain and gloom. As they disembark from the bus and step foot onto the wet, holy ground of Ramah Poconos, I can’t help but hear […]

April Newsletter

Posted by on 04/24/2017

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Introducing Your Rosh Edah!

Posted by on 03/21/2017

CLICK HERE  to find out who your Summer (Kayitz) 2017 Rosh Edah is!