Monthly Archives: March 2012

CRB Choice ~ Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups matzo cake meal
  • 1/4 cup matzo meal
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (original recipe calls for 3 cups)
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
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Gym Update #6

The gym has a floor!  Check out the newest picture of the gym with the concrete poured!

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Whats New for Kayitz 2012?

ZUMBA! Be a part of the latest fitness/ dancing craze ~ Ramah Berkshires style! Campers of all ages will have the opportunity to have fun exercising, dancing and becoming meshuga l’zumba.

SABABA Bogrim is back and better than ever…… entering ninth grade campers and parents, be on the lookout for your SABABA survey in early April. Campers will travel outside of camp for an intensive five day Ramah-out-of-Ramah specialty experience. Some will learn culinary arts, some will participate in a variety of chesed activities. Others will bike or hone their theater skills. And new for this year, Bogrim campers will have the opportunity to have a concentrated dance experience as well.

Shavua Balagan ~ wild and crazy week ~ in response to staff feedback and suggestions on how to maintain the integrity of the daily schedule, while offering a wide range of special activities, we have created two “wild and crazy” weeks during the course of the summer. Many visiting artists and specialized programs will be a part of shavua balagan.

Mitbachon X 2: Yes, Virginia, there ARE two mitbachon programs! Because our families have responded in surveys that mitbachon is the most popular elective activity in camp, and because we know that many more campers would prefer mitbachon, WE HAVE CREATED AN ADDITIONAL MITBACHON. The electives will be more specialized (for example: Middle Eastern cuisine, or Cooking Around the Holidays) and will take place in our mitbachon, as well as our newly renovated cooking space in Beit Breira. B’tay Avon! (hearty appetite)

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Gym Update #5

Check out the newest pictures of the Gym construction up at camp!

      Gym 3-20-2012
March 13, 2012                             March 20, 2012  
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Chesed with Ramah


On Sunday, campers from Bogrim and Machon 2011 made their way to a low-income housing site owned by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. We enjoyed packaging sandwiches for about 20 senior citizens and were able to spend time eating lunch with them and keeping them company.

In addition, we had the opportunity to learn about poverty versus low-income families, the statistics of hunger in our country, and the Jewish response to helping those in need. Additionally, campers shared their personal experiences and reflections on the day. Join us for the next cheesed project!
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Gym Update #4

Check out the newest picture of the Gym construction happening up at camp!

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RBAA Purim Carnival


On Sunday, March 4th, Alumni and their adorable children joined together at Shaare Zedek on 93rd Street in Manhattan for the 2nd Annual Ramah Berkshires Alumni Association Purim Carnival.  The youngsters came dressed up as Princesses, Pooh Bear, Buzz & Woody and many other charcters from well-known TV shows and movies.  The children played in the bounce castle, played mini-golf, did sand art and decorated their very own mishloach manot bags.

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2012 Rosh Mishlachat

Adar Bar ElAdar Bar-El is no stranger to Camp Ramah.  He will be returning for Kayitz 2012 as Rosh Mishlachat.  Adar is a triplet, although they are not identical – he has one brother and one sister.  Adar moved to the Kibbutz when he was 13 years old with his family.  Before he entered the army, he volunteered for a year working with children with special needs.  Adar loves being at Camp Ramah.  Adar says “it is a place for me to test and reconnect with my religious points of view.  It is a place to remember great experiences with madrichim, shlichim and campers.  Camp is a place that makes me feel at home.”

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