Ways to Give

You can support Camp Ramah in the Poconos in a variety of ways.

By making a gift to Camp Ramah in the Poconos you are supporting our important mission of creating lifelong Jewish connections one happy camper at a time.   

Thank you in advance for your ongoing commitment. Without YOU and your support, we would not be able to do this important work!

Our annual Chai Campaign is our largest and most impactful fundraising campaign of the year. Chai Campaign gifts benefit all of our campers in summer 2021 at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Day Camp by aiding scholarship, incentives, programming, and other operations.

Click here to learn more about the 2020 L'CHAIM Campaign.

An endowment gift supports programs and services long into the future.

You choose what aspect of Camp you would like to endow, such as camperships, capital, programs, or a staff position, and you choose in whose name it will be remembered. Only the interest generated by the fund will be spent each year, and only for the purpose you specify. Start your own Endowment Fund with a minimum gift of $25,000. Or make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone, and put it toward an existing endowment fund.

Make your gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone’s special occasion— like a birthday, B’nai Mitzvah, wedding, birth, or other celebration.

We’ll send a Camp Ramah in the Poconos Tribute card to the person you are honoring or the family who you are making the gift in memory of, letting them know of your special gift and including your personalized message.

Do you know a couple who met at Camp Ramah, on Seminar in Israel, or on Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim and went on to get married?

In the Gazebo Zugot at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, commemorative plaques are displayed to honor their union and where they fell in love. Your gift will benefit the scholarship fund. Simply fill out the form below, and we will reach out to the happy couple!

Our tzevet (staff) make camp possible.

Our talented staff members are deeply committed to the mission of Ramah, giving their time, their talent and their nurturing spirit to care for and inspire each camper to become their best selves.

Funds given in honor of Tzevet (Staff) go to supporting our ongoing commitment to the staff experience. Busses to far-away places for staff days off, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream nights, special guests or performances, staff "Nacho Nights" on Rabbi Joel & Eliana’s mirpeset (porch), and new this year – check out our gourmet coffee bar serving MOKA Origins coffee, based in Honesdale, PA.

More information coming soon.

Leaving a legacy is an important part of one’s lifework. As the Talmud teaches us, in the autumn of our lives we have the responsibility to plant the seeds for the generations that will follow in our footsteps. Members of the Moreshet Ramah Legacy Society ensure the future of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Ramah Day Camp, and our Tikvah programs by making a commitment in their estate plan to contribute to Camp Ramah’s permanent endowment.

Considering a stock donation but want to speak with someone directly? Contact Marla Schimmel

Make your charitable dollars go further through a gift of stock

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities – i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time – is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give.

Donating stock, instead of cash, benefits both parties.

If the stock has increased in value from the time of purchase, the owner can avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating the security to another party. When the security is being donated to a charitable organization, the total amount will still be eligible for a tax deduction. Because taxation is avoided on the stock donation, the donor will be able to make a larger donation.

The Mechanics of Stock Donations

Your Charitable Tax Deduction:

For tax purposes, your deduction will equal the average of the high and low on the date of the gift. The gift date is the day the securities were transferred to Camp Ramah in the Poconos.

Amount Credited to your Pledge:

It is Camp Ramah in the Poconos policy that your account is credited by the amount that Camp Ramah in The Poconos receives from the sale of the stock, net of any fees.

For example:

Let's say you make a $1,000 donation to a charity. You could either give cash or donate stock. Let's assume that you bought stock for an original purchase price of $700, but it is now worth $1,128.55. To make it simple, we’ll assume capital gains tax is 30% of the stock's appreciation. Selling the shares for cash would net about $1,000 after capital gains tax (1,128.55 - (1,128.55 - 700)*0.30). In this case, there is no difference between donating the entire stock or giving cash, as both choices will cost you $1,000. However, the charity can receive more benefit from a stock donation, as they will receive a gift valued at $1,128.55, instead of the $1,000 in cash.

To transfer stock:

  1. Complete the XXX FORM
  2. Call Marla Schimmel at XXXX, if you need our account number at your brokerage house.
  3. Send the original copy of the attached Gift of Securities Transfer Authorization form to your broker.
  4. Very important: Email or mail a copy of the forms to Marla Schimmel

Camp Ramah in the Poconos
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146