Category: Reflections

How one Family is Using the RSA Schedule to Help Frame Their Day!

By Bracha Hermon The first day we were home, I found myself crying in frustration. Breakfast bled into lunch, which bled into dinner. My two sons milled around and snacked incessantly. Popcorn covered our newly washed floors. They begged for hot chocolate and then walked around our small Jerusalem apartment with sticky mugs and sticky […]

Strength and Conditioning at RSA

Blogpost by Bracha Hermon Faster, higher, stronger. This is the motto of the Olympic Games, and it’s the goal of every athlete. At Ramah Sports Academy, Coach Philip Goldberg – the beloved “Coach G.” – is the one who helps campers run faster, jump higher, and be stronger. His strength and conditioning program is a […]

Reflections from a Ramah Maslul Fellow in Berlin

Maslul is a new Ramah Leadership Fellowship for veteran Ramah counselors.  This group, which consists of a cohort of spectacular madrichim (counselors) from across the Ramah camps, recently returned from a week in Berlin. Here is a reflection on the experience from Sophie Koval, who will be a third year tzevet member at RSA this […]

Israel and RSA

On Monday nights, I drive my sons from our home in Jerusalem to the nearest ice hockey rink in Holon. The drive is long, the traffic is tiring, and when we finally arrive, my boys are swallowed into a crowd of hockey players in various states of undress. No one notices me, and I am […]

Women at RSA

Blogpost by Bracha Hermon The book of Proverbs tells us that a woman of valor is one who “exerts her arms” (31:17). This was certainly the case at Ramah Sports Academy, where girls exerted their arms with tennis rackets and baseball bats. They used their hands to spike volleyballs, stop soccer balls from crossing the […]

Video Highlights of our First Summer!

We would like to once again thank everyone for a great first summer! Check out our recap videos from each session to see what we were up to in our inaugural summer.   First Session Recap          Second Session Recap           Third Session Recap   Thanks again for a great first year and get excited for what […]