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Reflections from my time at Camp Ramah - Summer 2016

It is wonderful to be back home in Boca Raton after two weeks away at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, Georgia.  It was great spending time with our CSK campers during second session (we had  16 campers from our congregation go to Ramah Darom this summer), but I also had the chance to teach campers and staff from all over the U.S. (and Israel).  

I experience something new every time I serve as Rabbi in Residence at Ramah every summer, but every time I leave camp, I am in awe with how much God’s presence has filled me up.  Usually, when we think of having a ‘God’ experience, we think of standing on a mountain, looking at a beautiful waterfall, or a serene lake.  These are ‘awesome’ experiences, but what truly ‘fills me up’ at camp are my interactions with students and teachers, both kids and adults, at these beautiful places.  I penned the following thoughts during one of my last days at camp: 
“I have learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues, and the most from my students” (R…