So Excited About Camp Ramah In NorCal!

imgresSarah Shulman is the Director of Camp Ramah in Northern California. She is also a rabbi-in-training at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, slated to obtain smicha in May of 2016. According to the inspiring note she shared with the Camp Ramah in Northern California mailing list this week, she was called to the rabbinate during a visit to CBS.

"This past Shabbat I visited Congregation Beth Sholom, the special place where seven years ago I decided to become a rabbi. During a vibrant public dialogue with Rabbi Aubrey Glazer about the power of camp to inspire and transform youth and communities, I pointed to the purple seat where I made the decision to go to rabbinical school. As we read that same morning in the Torah about Abraham and Sarah leaving their home to embark on a momentous spiritual journey, I reflected on my own path and the incredible opportunities, lessons, and mentors it has brought into my life.

But I also could not help but feel that Lech Lecha, God’s call to Abraham to “Go for yourself,” speaks to the experience of venturing from your home for a few weeks in the summer to go to Jewish camp. This summer, the shores of Monterey Bay will be home to seekers whom have left what is comfortable and familiar behind in order to experience true friendship and adventure, joy and reflection, Jewish living and leadership. As I travel from community to community, synagogue to synagogue, and school to school sharing the vision of Camp Ramah in Northern California, I see my own excitement for the possibilities that await reflected in the eyes and ideas of partners in this important journey of creation."

Well said, Sarah, and kol hakavod on leading the establishment and growth of a Ramah in our neck of the woods! The CBS family -- and all of our families! -- are very excited!
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And for all those excited prospective families, a reminder to take advantage of the opportunity to meet Sarah, get a taste of Camp Ramah in Northern California, and learn more about the camp's amazing specialty programs in ocean exploration, performing arts, and adventure sports. Kids and adults are welcome. Bring your friends! Light snacks provided. Details below.

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Private home, San Francisco, CA. Address provided upon RSVP.
Questions/RSVP: Contact Daniele Hurwitz, Program Director of Camp Ramah in Northern California.