Camp Ramah in partnership with Limmud MI Presents...
CAMP LIMMUD 2016

The Ramah Metro-Detroit Fellows are excited partner with Limmud Michigan to bring the magic of Ramah to the 2016 Limmud MI Conference, taking place from Sunday, March 13 at the Michigan Union, in Ann Arbor, MI.

WHAT IS CAMP LIMMUD?

Camp Limmud is an all-day activity for children in K-8, run by highly responsible, competent and experienced young men and women sponsored by Ramah Camping movement. four full-time Jewish professionals are leading a day camp program, for children of Limmud MI participants.

Outstanding and dynamic staff members from the University of Michigan with various Ramah backgrounds will help lead Camp Ramah at Limmud MI. The Ramah staff members will utilize their vast experience to create a meaningful, interactive, and fun camp program. Children enjoy a taste of Ramah while adults are free to participate in all that Limmud MI has to offer!

WHAT DOES A TASTE OF CAMP RAMAH LOOK LIKE?

School age children from K - 8th grade will participate in the following exciting activities:

  • Sports
  • Art
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Hebrew drama games
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Israeli dancing
  • and much more!

There will be plenty of opportunities for children to choose their own activities and form new friendships over the course of Camp Ramah at Limmud MI. Ramah aims to bring the magic of a Jewish summer camp experience into the diverse and experiential community-building atmosphere of Limmud MI.

WHO ARE THE CAMP RAMAH FELLOWS?

Serving as ambassadors of the Ramah camping movement, the Ramah Metro-Detroit Fellows are four full-time Jewish professionals partnering with the six conservative synagogues, Hillel Day School, Frankel Jewish academy, and multiple Jewish organizations in the Metro-Detroit area; creating and facilitating programs of Jewish engagement for all ages. The program is in its third year and we are so excited to introduce you to our 2015-16 team!

Darrien Sherman

Darrien Sherman is a native Detroiter and has been working as a Ramah Metro-Detroit Fellow for the past two years. She is thrilled to assume the role of Project Coordinator this year and mentor the three incoming Ramah fellows. She is eager to begin a third year working in the Detroit Jewish community - introducing new programs and initiatives this year. This past summer, Darrien was the Alonim Rosh Edah, rising 11th graders, at Camp Ramah in Canada. She is thrilled to partner and organize a taste of camp at Limmud MI this year!

Miles Greenspoon

Miles Greenspoon, a Baltimore native, has been a student at the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He is excited to share his passion for Jewish education with the Metro Detroit Jewish community. Miles spent six summers as a camper at Ramah Canada and Ramah New England, and has been a staff member for the past four summers at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, NY.

Jared Skoff

Jared Skoff grew up in Cleveland Heights and graduated this past year from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Jewish Studies and Writing. During his time at Wash U, Jared served as jazz director of the campus radio station, revived the Yiddish department, and played harmonica in both blues and klezmer bands. He spent the past five summers as a counselor at Ramah camps in Canada and Wisconsin and taught for the past six years at synagogue religious schools in the Cleveland and St. Louis areas.

Mai Tannen

Mai Tannen is from Ra’anana, Israel, and served for two years in the intelligence forces of the IDF. She spent the last two summers working as a shlicha for the Jewish Agency at Ramah California as a dance instructor and Israeli staff coordinator. She has spent this past year traveling in Central and South America, where she represented Ramah California as a staff member at a summer camp in Chile.

WHAT IS LIMMUD MI LIKE FOR FAMILIES?

Limmud MI is an incredible experience for the entire family! Some highlights include: incredible teachers, engaging family programming, family meals, and much more!

WHERE IS IT OFFERED?

Camp Limmud is conveniently located in the rooms adjacent to the Limmud MI sessions at the Michigan Union.

WHEN IS IT OFFERED?

Camp will be offered from 10AM - 5PM. Check-in begins at 9:30AM. Dairy, nut-free, and Kosher lunch and snacks are included in your registration fees. The children may also be taken as a group to nearby interesting locations such as the art gallery and archaeological museum.

The cost is $15 per child, including a kosher lunch and snacks. The program requires a certain minimum number of participants to run, and there is also a maximum capacity. If you are interested, please register promptly. You will be notified later this month whether there are enough children to run the program (very likely.) If not, your fees will be refunded.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL CHILDREN:

  • Check-in will begin promptly at 9:30AM at the Camp Ramah registration table located at the Michigan Union.
  • Separate Camp Registration forms need to be completed and emailed to Darrien Sherman, darrien@campramah.org before the event. Registration forms can be found here.
  • Each family will receive two wristbands at check-in. One will be placed on your child and the other on the adult responsible for the child. This is done for security purposes so that the person who drops off a child is the same person who picks him/her up. Please be prepared to present your wristband at check-out to expedite the process.
  • Please keep electronics at home as they can become a distraction.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE OR REGISTER?

For questions about Camp Ramah at Limmud MI, please contact Darrien Sherman, Project Coordinator of the Ramah Metro-Detroit Fellows Program.

Please visit the Limmud MI website to learn more about Limmud MI and to register.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 1, 2016. Children can not be registered on the day of the event.

L'hitraot,

The Ramah Metro-Detroit Fellows

Jared Skoff, Mai Tannen, Miles Greenspoon, and Darrien Sherman