Adapting Podcast: 10 for 2: The Impact of Summer Day Camps All Year Round

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Rabbi Ami Hersh, Director of Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, and David Bryfman explore some of the magic of Jewish day camps, expose a few secrets behind these experiences, and challenge us all to think about how such a successful model of Jewish education can be spread to other settings and experienced all year-round.

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Above: Campers and staff gather on the migrash at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack in Nyack, N.Y. 

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Ami Hersh 

The impact of Jewish Day Camps in North America is significant. Rabbi Ami Hersh - the director of Ramah Nyack- knows this well as someone who has spent more than half his life working in the field. Rabbi Hersh and David Bryfman explore some of the magic of Jewish day camps, expose a few secrets behind these experiences, and challenge us all to think about how such a successful model of Jewish education can be spread to other settings and experienced all year-round.

 

 

 


Additional Resources:

Vision at the Heart: Lessons from Camp Ramah On The Power of Ideas In Shaping Educational Institutions - Seymour Fox with William Novak

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This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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