Ramah Service Corps
The Ramah Service Corps (RSC) initiative is designed to introduce the magic of camp to thousands of Jewish children and to bring Ramah-style programming to communities across North America during the school year.
Ramah Service Corps Fellows
The first camping movement to invest in community-building with the leadership of summer camp staff in year-round settings, Ramah launched an RSC pilot in the fall of 2010 with 18 staff alumni working in synagogues and communal institutions. Ramah Service Corps Fellows develop programs imbued with Ramah-style spirit, creating a national network of young educators for training, support and mentoring. They are directly connected to staff in regional Ramah camp offices to help local recruitment efforts. The remarkable success of the program has resulted in its speedy growth to now include over 100 Service Corps members since the program's launch.
Over the course of the past five years, these exceptional young leaders have successfully recruited new campers, created experiential education programs, and brought communities together for meaningful Jewish and Israel-inspired experiences.
The National Ramah Commission acknowledges with gratitude the generous support of the Legacy Heritage Fund in making this program possible.
Glimpses from Ramah Service Corps, 2015-16
Ramah Davidson Metro Detroit Fellows
The Ramah Davidson Metro Detroit Fellows are a cohort of Ramah alumni and staff who run Ramah-style programs in synagogues and religious schools throughout Metro Detroit. This year's cohort includes a committed group of 12 University of Michigan and high school Fellows. We are grateful to the William Davidson Foundation for its continued support of this program.
“I'm beyond ecstatic to spread Ramah ruach over the year to make it even easier for Ramah chanichim (campers), mishpachot (families), and kehillot (communities) to live ten months for two!”
- Hannah Weisman
2016-17 RSC Fellow