What’s Happening at Ramah
Ramah Introduces "Shabbos Is Calling" Program for Campers with Special Needs
“Shabbos Is Calling,” a new Ramah initiative, is helping children, teens, and young adults with special needs in Camp Ramah’s Tikvah programs connect socially year-round, minimizing the loneliness and isolation they often feel. With the support of the Ruderman Family Foundation, campers have the unique opportunity to link up through video conferencing and sing Shabbat songs, hear stories of weekly Torah portions, and share memories with their Ramah friends. This program, which will include four Ramah camps--New England, California, Wisconsin, and Canada--provides an invaluable social outlet that will truly benefit these campers’ lives.
Update Spring 2011: Please click here to read a moving letter from Roberta Lieber, whose son, Sam, attends the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in New England and looks forward to his weekly video chat. Also, please click here to read a recent article in eJewish Philanthropy about Shabbos Is Calling.