Guest Post by Sarah Attermann

When I was first approached to become a member of the Ramah Service Corps and create “Ramah style” programs to implement in the synagogue setting, I was thrilled. I would be given the opportunity to bring the magic of Ramah to others through experiences and activities often found only at camp. To me, Ramah has … Continue Reading

Excellence in Experiential Jewish Education

Guest Post by: Rabbi Avi Katz Orlow Excellent Experiential Jewish Education: Is executed with kavanah, intention, in which each activity is done with the purpose of achieving a larger goal Activity for activity’s sake is not experiential education—it’s just an activity. Educational experiences should be intentionally designed to convey Jewish learning outcomes and values in an … Continue Reading

What is a “Camp-Like” Approach?: Bringing the Magic from Cabins to Classrooms

GUEST POST BY: Michelle Shapiro Abraham Twenty years ago, I walked in to my first Religious School teaching job.  I had just finished an amazing summer as a camp counselor at URJ Camp Swig and was filled with ideas.  On that first day of school I covered the walls with giant posters of text, created a … Continue Reading