This April, I am participating in a 5-day bike ride in Israel to raise funds and awareness for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs. I am proud to be participating with a wonderful organization, Camp Ramah, a leader in summer camping and a pioneer in special needs programs for more than 40 years.
Camp Ramah has been dear to my heart from my camper days at Berkshires, Isaac's days at Palmer, to the next generation. Ari and Lois started out at Ramah in Nyack, then Berkshires, graduated as campers, Lois went on to Israel seminar, Ari spent 2 years as a counselor and Lois is spending her 2nd year as a counselor this summer. But of course I remember with the fondest memories, my friends for life from our Edot of LTF (now Gesher of course) '70, Seminar '71, combined staff & Mador '72. We remember our camp years for the friends, fun, spirit and an incredibly inclusive community. Thanks to Lester who is usually our behind the scene leader, Beth, Matt and Ethel our dependable organizers pushing for our reunion along side the Berkshires 50th.
This is also a personal athletic challenge (before I age out of it!). From my days of Junior Year abroad in Israel, I had always wanted to do a bike trip in Israel. What better way to do this than with Camp Ramah, others from CSAIR and towards a great cause. As a participant in the ride, I have committed to raise $3,600 for myself and $3600 for my good friend Rachel Bijou who will be joining me on the ride and I’m writing to ask for your help. I hope you will consider a gift to support this important cause. Each donation will help Ramah offer additional scholarships and make camp more affordable to families with children with special needs. It will also invest in the training and development of the incredible staff members. Today, eight Ramah camps offer 14 programs for kids, adolescents and young adults with special needs.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely. Please forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well.