March 26, 2020 / 1 Nissan 5780

Dear Ramah Nyack Family:

We hope your family is healthy and understand how stressful the past few weeks have been for our Nyack  mishpacha . We care about you; please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you during this unprecedented time. 

We also wanted to let you know that our senior staff is actively planning for a wonderful 2020 camp season.  We remain optimistic that camp will open. 

In the short term, while we wait for more clarity, please note the following:
  • If camp is cancelled or if your child has any medical reasons for being unable to attend camp, we will refund all tuition payments. 
  • If your circumstances have changed and you require tuition assistance, please be in touch with Rabbi Ami Hersh.
  • Final tuition payments are no longer due on April 1. We ask that our families pay their tuition balances before May 1. If you have questions about camp finances, please be in touch with Jillian Mandell.

We will continue to update you as we clarify our plans. In the interim, if you have any general questions or concerns, please email us at  or leave a message at 845-358-6240 and we will return your call. Please send all mail to our summer office: Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, P.O. Box 807, Nyack, NY 10960. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Shabbat Shalom,

Matthew Binstock, Ramah Nyack Steering Committee Chair
Amy Skopp Cooper, Executive Director
Rabbi Ami Hersh, Camp Director
Michael Edelstein, Director of Finance and Operations
Jillian Mandell, Associate Business Manager
Daniel Fischer, Special Projects and Logistics Coordinator
MaNishma Ramah?
A Schedule of Ramah Programs for Children and Parents

Thursday, March 26, 8:00 PM
Ramah Sings with Rick Recht a Facebook Live virtual concert for the Ramah Camping Movement

Friday, March 27, 3:00 PM
Shishi Al Ha'Migrash Dance Party join us on the "migrash" and show us your best dance moves as we prepare for Shabbat

Tuesday, March 31
Wear Your Ramah T-Shirt Day - Ba Bayit (at home) - Post your pictures, tag us (on Facebook and Instagram) and use the hashtag #ramahtshirtday. We can't wait to see your pictures!

Tuesday, March 31, 3:00 PM
Migrash Dancing with Jesse

Wednesday, April 1, 12:00 PM
An Interactive Magic Show with David Rosenstein, Magician and Rosh Edah

MaNishma Ramah? ("What's New, Ramah?") is a series of videos designed to keep your children busy after they finish their school day! Please watch for MaNishma videos on  Facebook.
"MaNishma" has been our signature camp opening for over two decades and now takes on additional meaning: MaNishma: What's new?How are you? And how can we help you? Please let us know! We care about you, our Ramah family.

MaNishma? We look forward to a resounding "Moosh" ("excellent") in the weeks to come.
Looking for more virtual activities? National Ramah Commission is organizing Ramah Ba-Bayit (“Ramah at Home”), a compilation of programs from across the Ramah Camping Movement on Zoom, Facebook Live, and more!