A message from Committee Co-Chairs, Alisa Rubin Kurshan and Yoni Saposh
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires is ready for our future! We believe that we are at the right point in our development to aim high:
- to build upon excellence that we deliver;
- to inspire new cohorts of Jews to become role models and educators of the next generation of Ramahniks; and,
- to deepen and expand the imprint of Camp, reaching more Jewish families throughout the year.
It is always a good idea for organizations to step back periodically and to create the space to think big. This past year, we did just that. Starting from a position of strength, the leadership of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires asked ourselves a series of difficult questions, and explored the many opportunities facing our camp.
We are delighted that, at the end of 2018, the CRB Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Strategic Plan for Ramah Berkshires, identifying key strategic priorities that will guide our work and focus for in the coming years.
This plan reflects the work of many individuals who contributed their insights and experiences. We spoke to leading Jewish and camping professionals, lay leaders, current and past staff members, rabbis, donors, parents and more. We visited Camp, observed the facilities and the program, and spoke to many staff and campers.
We were blessed to do this work with a committed group of committee members who conducted interviews, facilitated focus groups, and worked closely with us and the professional team to widen our lens and allow us to learn from diverse constituencies.
This plan represents our learnings and recommendations for Ramah Berkshires. It is the first step in the next phase of our camp’s growth. We believe that working together we will be able to achieve the goals that will secure our future.
To read the complete CRB Strategic Plan, click HERE.