On October 14-15, Kikar Ba'Ir: The Ramah City Project* had it's first weekend of events. The weekend begun with a social event attended by approximately 100 alumni from Nivonim 1996-2004. People enjoyed seeing old friends and catching up on life. On Friday evening, 65
people, from Nivonim 1995-2004 along with spouses, alumni from other Ramah camps and friends, celebrated Shabbat together at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Lakeview. There was a lively camp-like service followed by dinner. Zach gave a D'var Torah and encouraged the group to think about their Jewish identity and how their experience with Ramah translates to their lives today. The weekend was a huge success!
We are excited for the upcoming events in November:
Nov. 19 – Lunch and learn at the Ramah office: "Exploring the definition of Faith in the modern world"
Nov 19 – Erev Shabbat in Lakeview at Anshe Emet: Join us for davening, a pot-luck dinner and learning in conjunction with the Lakeview Minyan
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*Based out of Chicago, the program will bring together Ramah alumni in their 20s and 30s for a wide range of programs, from social and cultural events to professional networking, Jewish learning and social justice. Zachary Silver, a veteran of Ramah and current Rabbinical Student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will coordinate the program.