An Overview of Camp Ramah in California

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Camp Ramah in California
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An attorney, executive, and inventor, Robert Kasirer has served on the Institute of Aging External Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to his professional endeavors, Robert Kasirer supports several charitable organizations like the Jacob Rose Family Foundation and Camp Ramah in California.

Located in California in the Ojai Valley, Camp Ramah is open to children entering 3rd through 10th grade and was established in 1956. Along with its main program, summer camp, it hosts Tikuah, a camp for children with special needs, as well as a 6-week seminar to Israel. No matter the program, Camp Ramah in California helps campers connect with and understand Jewish traditions, while also giving them the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts and numerous outdoor pursuits.

Jewish life at the camp involves a range of activities, from group cheers and discussions to Hebrew and leadership skill development classes. Central to the summer camp experience is the celebration of Kabbalat Shabbat. Beginning with dinner and a camp-wide gathering on the hill the night before, the groups of campers congregate, pray, and read from the Torah, before ending with a traditional Havdalah.

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