July 9, 2021 / 29 Tammuz 5781
  Kol Ramah, Week 2
Chodesh Tov!
Spotlight on Ceramics

This summer in ceramics your children are making a special project for Rosh Chodesh, the celebration of the new month (celebrated tomorrow). In order to learn about this monthly holiday we looked at moon phases and spoke about the changing moon B’nei Yisrael observed when walking in the desert. They called the full cycle a chodesh (month). This custom of following the phases of the moon became a core part of Jewish life and today we celebrate each new month with special tefillot, Torah readings, and share the greeting, "Chodesh tov!"

In honor of Rosh Chodesh, your children are making a ceramic plate, bowl or tray, and each month your family can have a special Rosh Chodesh snack on your child's new creation. Some snack ideas shared by the chanichim were Dunkin Donuts Munchkins (like the full moon) or Oreos (the frosting looks like moons and can be eaten like phases of the moon)!

Rosh Chodesh Av is tomorrow, on Shabbat, so we wish you a Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom!
Important Dates

  • Wednesday, July 14 - Yom Yisrael (Israel Day)

Yom Yisrael is next Wednesday! Campers are invited to wear blue and white or an Israel-themed t-shirt for our annual celebration. Please do not buy anything new.
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Edah News
Every Friday, we will post highlights from each edah (division) on the Ramah Nyack website. Click on the name of an edah below to read this week's update.
General Camp News
Sports at Camp!
Sports at camp are off to a great start with chanichim (campers) enjoying a full range of activities! Guided by our professional and talented sports tzevet (staff), they are loving classic favorites like basketball and baseball as well as yoga, tennis, gymnastics, and more. Our incredible sports team is also leading campers in many other fun activities including archery, pickleball, kickball, and ultimate frisbee. Our professional Super Soccer Stars staff is with us once again this summer and are working with our campers on sharpening skills they already have as well as learning new ones. This summer we also have a newly enhanced low ropes program. Thank you so much to all of our sports staff! Click here or on the image above to view video highlights of sports at Ramah.
Announcements
Reminders
We provide our campers with snacks and meals throughout the day. For the safety of our campers and staff with food allergies, we ask that no food of any kind be sent to camp with your children.

Please send your child(ren) everyday with:
  • 2-3 masks in ziplock bags, one gallon size and one quart size, both labeled with your child's name (these will be used for storing masks during outdoor activities).
  • A refillable water bottle from home so that your child(ren) can refill it throughout the day with water to stay hydrated.
  • A bottle of sunscreen (labeled). Please apply sunscreen before your child departs for camp. We will reapply it throughout the day and the labeled bottle of sunscreen will be kept in your child’s changing area.
  • While not required, we highly recommend sending a hat for your child to wear, especially on hot days.

Important Procedures
Your children are having so much fun here that we encourage you to keep them in camp until the regular dismissal time. We understand that there are extenuating circumstances that occasionally require you to pick up your child early. If so, please follow these procedures:
  • Your child may be picked up by a parent or by an authorized adult previously designated in your CampMinder account. For any changes, please email travel@ramahnyack.org.
  • Please call camp at (845) 358-6240 or email travel@ramahnyack.org before noon on the day of the change and let us know what time you will be picking up your child. The office staff will notify your child's counselor and bus driver of the revised dismissal plans.
  • Upon your arrival for early dismissal, please park in the Gould parking lot (across from the entrance to Nyack High School) and let our security staff know your name and your camper's name and they will call the office to let us know you have arrived. A staff member will escort your child to Gould to meet you, where you will sign him/her out. Please do not take your child out of camp without signing out.
  • All early pick-ups must take place BEFORE 3:00 p.m. After 3:00 p.m., pick-ups will be carpool pick-ups in the Gould parking lot at regular dismissal.
In Our Community
Bim Bam Shabbat Returns!

We are delighted to host Bim Bam Shabbat virtually this summer with PJ Library and The Leffell School. All families with young children are welcome. We will meet on Zoom on Fridays, July 2 - August 13, at 10:00 am for a pre-Shabbat celebration for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and their grownups. Please register here and we will send you a zoom link each week.
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