Three Stories: URJ & Ramah Camps Come Together To Learn
The URJ Service Corps program is designed to engage young URJ Camps staff and alumni, who will apply their experience, talents, and skills to create experiential, camp-style programming for families and youth in synagogue communities around the country. Working in partnership with the National Ramah Commission, the program seeks, over three years, to have a total of 80 young adult educators engaged in part-time youth leadership roles in Conservative and Reform communities throughout North America, working actively to recruit for camp and to help reenergize the communities they serve through innovative, inspiring, and immersive Jewish programming.
In early January, Ramah and URJ Service Corps Fellows met in California, where they learned, shared, and explored this new and exciting role in the Jewish community. URJ Service Corps Fellows from three of our camps shared their stories:
- Megan Brumer, a URJ Camp Kalsman staff member, reveals her surprise at the way her Ramah peers approach music.
- URJ Camp George’s Rebekah reflected on learning from other camps, URJ and Ramah alike, about the place and importance of ritual and tradition.
- Finally, Samantha from URJ Greene Family camp shares her top three expectations going into the fellows retreat… and the reality that followed.