We Stand With Israel
Ramah Berkshires stands in unwavering solidarity with the State of Israel and our mishlachat (Israeli staff), alumni, families, and friends who are enduring unspeakable grief.
In these moments of helplessness, it is our duty to give support and care to all in the Ramah community looking for help.
Send a Message
At Camp, our mishlachat are an important part of our family. They form meaningful relationships with our chanichim (campers) as Madrichim Miktzoim (live-ins) and specialists, and they bring Israeli music, food, culture into our summer programs.
We invite you to send a note to either our whole mishlachat or an individual staff person. You may fill out the form below and we will forward the message to the appropriate people in Israel.
Here are some of the many organizations that will make sure your donations are distributed where needed:
- Ramah Israel Relief and Support Fund
These are links to articles that can help families manage the trauma they and their children may be facing:
- Talking to Kids about Terrorism and War
- Talking to Children about War and Terrorism
- Israel at War: Managing the Trauma for Individuals and Families
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate | ADL
- How to Talk to Children about Terror Attacks By Dr. Tamar Lavi
- Prayer for the Israel Defense Force (IDF)
- Prayer for those held in capivity
- Prayer for the State of Israel and a Prayer for Peace
- Psalms 79, 80, 83, 121, and 142, which touch on themes of God destroying enemies, protecting Israel, freeing prisoners
Our Kehillah in the News
2023 Camp parent/staff member, Nir Koren, has answered the call to depart Canada and return to Israel to defend the country. Our prayers are with him, his wife Andy (Rosh Omanut), and his beautiful children Dani, Aliah, Yoav, Shani, and David. See story HERE.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet
We mourn the loss of Eden Nimri, sister of Hadar Nimri (Mishlachat ’16-’17). Eden was a commanding officer in the “Sky Raiders” (Rochev Shamayim) and died while protecting her soldiers. More information HERE.
You can find additional donation links, online community events, and resources on the National Ramah Website