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Friday, February 13
 

2:30pm EST

Bim Bam Shabbat! Pre-Shabbat Celebration for Ages 0–5
Come join your friends from Camp Ramah and get excited to celebrate Shabbat! Through singing, dancing, and movement, this pre-Shabbat session is geared towards newborns up to 5-year-olds and their grown-ups.

Presenters
AH

Ami Hersh

Ami Hersh is the assistant director of the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack. He also serves as the Family Life Coordinator at the Orangetown Jewish Center. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2012 with an MA in Jewish non-profit management and a second MA in Experiential... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Glen

8:45pm EST

Family Ruach: Festive Shabbat Song Session
Enjoy fun Shabbat songs and games just for families and children. Join staff from Camp Ramah and be transported back to a summer Friday night in the Dining Hall.

Presenters

Friday February 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm EST
Glen
 
Saturday, February 14
 

10:15am EST

Shabbat Morning, Camp Style!
Join your counselors from Camp Ramah at Limmud NY for an engaging and interactive Shabbat prayer experience. Activities will include a child-friendly service as well as trivia, discussion and stories from the weekly Torah portion. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend with their children!

Presenters

Saturday February 14, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am EST
Glen

1:45pm EST

Tales Told to the Magic Carpet
Stories and songs for 5-8 year olds and their grown-ups. Rachel has collected these tales from around the world, woven them into her magic carpet, and flown them all the way to Limmud, ready to be share with willing ears. Participation essential!

Presenters
RR

Rachel Rose Reid

Raised in the UK on folk music, migrant heritage and urban jungle, Rachel Rose Reid combines all three to build bridges between oral tradition and contemporary spoken word. She has written and performed for BBC Radio 3, Nuyorican Poets’ Café, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the... Read More →


Saturday February 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
Glen

7:30pm EST

Pajama Party Movie Night!
Join all of your friends from camp for an exciting, kids-only night of fun! Wear your favorite pajamas and get ready for a delicious special kids dinner, snack, and awesome movie. All Camp Ramah at Limmud NY campers, Grades K–5, are invited to join the fun! Parents should drop off their children and then return to pick them up after the movie. PJs and blankets are encouraged!

Presenters

Saturday February 14, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Glen

8:15pm EST

Middle School Extravaganza!
A Scavenger Hunt! A Talent Show! And More! All 6th–8th graders are invited to join in for an exciting and awesome evening just for middle schoolers.

Presenters

Saturday February 14, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm EST
Glen
 
Sunday, February 15
 

8:45am EST

Music Together with Naomi
Come participate in the joy of family music using the research-based program elements of the famous "Music Together" curriculum. For babies, children, and parents of all ages.

Presenters
NW

Naomi Weinberger

Naomi Weinberger is the wife of Michael; the mother of Avishai, Tova, Adina, and Akiva; and a teacher of preschool music.


Sunday February 15, 2015 8:45am - 9:45am EST
Glen

10:00am EST

Children's Songwriting Workshop and Family Concert
This fully engaging, fun, and soulful musical workshop will have everyone up on their feet dancing and singing! Everyone will learn a song that will be performed this evening at Limmud-a-Palooza.

Presenters
DZ

Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni)

Doni Zasloff (aka Mama Doni) is a mom, music teacher, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, honored with a 2011 Parents Choice® Award for their CD, Shabbat Shaboom, and winner of the Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music”. Mama Doni celebrates Jewish culture... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:45am EST
Glen

1:30pm EST

Humor and Hokhma (Intelligence) with a Detour through Chelm
Storyteller Peninnah Schram will tell participatory stories that bring the young people of all ages directly into the storytelling experience. The program is filled with Jewish stories of wit and wisdom (with commentary), including fool and trickster tales from the Jewish oral tradition.

Presenters
PS

Peninnah Schram

Storyteller Peninnah Schram is a professor of Speech and Drama at Yeshiva University. She has authored twelve books of Jewish folktales, including Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another. The book Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning was published in her honor... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EST
Glen

3:00pm EST

Jewish Heroes and Superheroes: Creating Jewish Comics
In this session, we will explore what it means to be a Jewish hero and create our own using comic art. Participants in grades 2-4 are invited to explore Jewish texts, Israeli and Jewish artwork and comic art to examine how Jews have seen heroes in different ways and invented their own. Then, they will explore their own ideas about who is a hero and create a comic to reflect this idea.

Presenters
TB

Timna Burston

Timna Burston is an Israeli artist educator who focuses on combining the arts with Jewish and Israeli culture. She teaches art at Beit Rabban Day School in NYC and is the coordinator of Kashkesh: A Hebrew immersion program in Art, Music and Dance at Congregation Kol Ami in Westchester... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
Glen

6:45pm EST

Rock Out and Rikud! Camp Israeli Dancing Favorites!
Join staff from Camp Ramah for great Israeli dancing. Get ready for old classics and new favorites. Fun for families and children!

Presenters

Sunday February 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:00pm EST
Glen

8:15pm EST

Middle School Movie Night!
Middle School Campers (Grades 6–8) are invited to come enjoy an exciting movie and great snacks with all your friends from Camp Ramah.

Presenters

Sunday February 15, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm EST
Glen
 
Monday, February 16
 

10:00am EST

Golem: Making a Friendly Monster
In this session, children in grades 1-3 will be invited to learn about the story and history of the Golem myth. They will think about what it means to be human and whether or not they believe people have a Neshama, a soul. They will consider who the hero is in the story and who is the monster. Finally, they will have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful and exciting artistic experience, using sculpture to express their ideas of a monster who can protect us.

Presenters
TB

Timna Burston

Timna Burston is an Israeli artist educator who focuses on combining the arts with Jewish and Israeli culture. She teaches art at Beit Rabban Day School in NYC and is the coordinator of Kashkesh: A Hebrew immersion program in Art, Music and Dance at Congregation Kol Ami in Westchester... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Glen