The Ramah Camping Movement continues to thrive, serving more than 11,200 campers and staff members this summer, the largest number ever in our 70-year history. We are fortunate to benefit from a growing list of generous individual donors, both small and large, as well as philanthropic foundations, to support the important work we do. These contributions strengthen our camps in numerous ways, help make Ramah financially accessible to more families, extend Ramah programming into life-long and year-round initiatives, and grow more overnight and day camps to serve even more Jewish youth.
The National Ramah Commission of The Jewish Theological Seminary raised a record $4.5 million in new foundation grants and donor pledges in the last twelve months, and individual Ramah camps and Israel programs (see below) have raised more than $13.5 million for scholarships, endowments, capital development, and program innovation. We are extremely grateful for this generosity, an investment in the future leaders of our Jewish communities.